Around the world, recycling is one of the biggest talking topics and it is dominating headlines both online and offline every single day. It is a part of many of our daily routines here in the UK, with 43.2% of homes recycling their household waste in 2018. We’re taking a look at the bigger picture though, exploring the worldwide approach to recycling and finding out how the UK compares to the rest of the world. Recycling in the UK In the United Kingdom, recycling rates have reached a slight plateau, with less than half of all household waste being recycled.…

Anyone who is the proud owner an eatery will appreciate the meticulous eye for detail that is necessary for an establishment to meet UK hygiene standards. The Food Standards Agency is the body responsible for assessing and distributing food hygiene ratings to venues across the nation. They cover a wide range of business types, from hospitals, mobile caterers, schools and universities, as well as farmers and growers. Keeping this in mind, we delved into the restaurant, café, and canteen sector in areas across the North East to gain a better understanding of just how clean the region is eating! Outstanding…

We’re all in a hurry these days. Whether you’re working nonstop at a startup, trying to build your side hustle, or shuttling the kids to a dozen different activities, it’s easy to feel like you’re too busy to diet, even if your weight has become a major issue.  So, what’s a harried professional to do? These 4 simple strategies can help you maintain a healthy diet no matter how much time you spend rushing from point A to point B. Make Prep A Priority Social media tends to make food prep look a lot more complicated than it is –…

There’s no substitute for fit when it comes to men’s suits. An incredibly expensive, well-made suit is still going to look bad on you if it doesn’t fit properly. Likewise, even a cheap or entry-level suit can look fantastic if it fits you the right way.  When suit shopping, you’ll be able to evaluate the fit of suits off the rack, but to do so, you’ll need to know what you’re looking for. It’s often better to have your suit tailored to your specifications, whether it’s by the manufacturer or by a third party—but even then, you’ll need to check…

Taking one or two longer breaks back in the early summer months might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but if it has left you without the option of any three-day weekends, (essential for ticking off your entire Christmas shopping list in one go), then you might want to be a bit more tactical with how you spend your annual leave next year.  As the end of the holiday year approaches, many UK workers are gearing up for the long pre-Christmas stint without any additional days off left. Whether you crave a city break to attend theatres…

Being pregnant is a unique experience – there’s nothing quite like it and it can come with a whole range of different bodily changes. Post pregnancy worries aren’t uncommon, especially when it comes to wondering what will happen immediately after the birth. According to research, queries about post-pregnancy changes are extremely common during pregnancy. Defining what’s ‘normal# and what isn’t after a birth can be tricky. In this article, Lil-lets will take you through all of the questions that you might have about your body post-pregnancy.  1. Immediate changes  Immediately after pregnancy, postpartum bleeding is extremely common. Be prepared by…

It was 25 years ago that I set out on my first adventure, backpacking around South America in 7 months. Flights were rare back then, there were only two flights per week to my destination, it was via three stopovers. It was all I could afford, just the flights and travel insurance alone cost $5000.  There are so many things to adjust to in that first trip. Not simply culture and language. But the tiny things that wipe you out, the time differences, the new tastes of food, when to eat, the isolation of not understanding anything around you. I…

It’s virtually impossible to track the total amount of trash dumped in the environment today. In the USA alone, millions of tons of garbage get dumped in landfills each year. Nevertheless, it’s no secret that the global garbage problem presents a lot of risks and issues to everyone. Due to the growing population and sometimes human recklessness, experts believe that the garbage problem will continue to worsen. Types of trash Rubbish can be classified into different types, namely household, medical, electrical, hazardous, recyclable, construction, and green waste. Each type of trash requires a specific type of waste disposal method. For…

If you have your heart and mind set on buying a used vehicle, there is nothing wrong with this. That said it is important that you are careful when buying a used car or truck. Sure, while you may want to drive off with something new, finances or other factors may prevent you from doing so. So, what should be on the lookout for when buying a used vehicle? Don’t Drive Away with a Lemon In searching for the right used car or truck for your lifestyle, keep these keys in mind: 1. History does in fact matter – When…

Finding bargains for various aspects of your life may not always be the easiest thing. So, are you doing everything possible to find savings so that you have some extra money left over at the end of each day? By being smart about how and where you shop, you can more times than not come out ahead with savings. Do You Like to Travel? One of the more expensive areas many consumers have to deal with is when they travel. That being the situation, are there steps you can follow through on to cut down on your travel costs? So,…