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‘Jabonalia’ keeps on growing

With a new shop opening in Andalucía, Jabonalia brings their exclusive range of 100% natural products to the region. Much of what they sell is sold loose so that people can choose the amounts they want to buy and still have it wrapped in attractive packaging. The extensive range of products include artesan soaps, salts, bath bombs, body products and natural, organic cosmetics.

Andalucía is one of the regions experiencing the most growth in artesan soaps with more shops planned for the rest of 2013. … Continue reading

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Technology for a more sustainable world

The solar de hydrator

Why a solar dehydrator?
Where we live there are many small farms with fruit trees, that while they are productive are not viable to sell the produce fresh and the trees are left without harvesting. Dehydrating the fruit allows these small farms to create a viable way of exploiting their crops. The dehydration process conserves the food while protecting them from the direct rays of the sun and keeping most of the nutrients. This was traditionally done with figs, grapes and apricots, … Continue reading

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Solar energy – Finding the net balance

The advantages of using solar energy in a sunny region like Andalucía, the place with the most hours of sunshine in Eurpoe, are indisputable. Some of the renewable energy installations that have the highest yield are thermal hot water, wind and photovoltaic. This article focuses on the latter, adding that taking advantage of this natural, indigenous resource is not just a luxury, it would be an energy-dependent recklessness to ignore it, as a worryingly high percentage (80%) of external energy use also contributes alarmingly to … Continue reading

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The eco consumer – Are we paying more for ‘green’ products?

There is a perception that organic, or green, products are generally more expensive and this bothers a lot of people – why should these products only be affordable to an elite few? And why should we be penalized for wanting to be ethical and contribute to a more sustainable environment. So why are so many ‘green’ products more expensive?

Here on the Costa del Sol we know that many eco-friendly products come from abroad so shipping costs and import taxes inflate the retail price. The certification … Continue reading

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Video – Nanokleen – the greenest cleaner on the coast

ESP – Cree un medio ambiente más saludable y menos tóxico en su hogar o trabajo, reduciendo su consumo de plásticos con NanoKleen, una nueva gama de productos de limpieza altamente efectivos, de base biológica, creados a partir de un proceso químico coloidal patentado. Extractos de plantas y esencias de aceite naturales son utilizados para elaborar soluciones de limpieza increíblemente poderosas y sin embargo, sorprendentemente suaves, con una inigualable capacidad para disolver grasa y suciedad.

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ENG – Create a less toxic, healthier environment … Continue reading

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Slow Bar – Good food, organically

Tony Petre’s philosophy for his recently opened Slow Bar, Fuengirola’s first organic restaurant, is simple – good, fresh, seasonal food, reasonably priced with plenty of options and served with a smile.

Located in Avda Acapulco, in the heart of Fuengirola’s Scandinavian community, Slow Bar caters to this market as well as offering macrobiotic vegetarian and Spanish meals. “I’m planning to offer a macrobiotic vegetarian buffet every day, very reasonably priced, all you can eat with lots of salads,” explains the ever-enthusiastic Tony. “Scandinavians are very … Continue reading

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The solar dehydrator – Preserving fruit sustainably

The solar dehydrator project was born in 2010 as part of the renewable energy work group created by community project Coín in Transition. The group was aware that there is a large amount of mature fruit that was not being collected in the fields and fincas of the rural area round Coín. This was a great waste not only because we are losing food that is at its peak of nutritional value but also a lost economic opportunity to use one of our local resources. … Continue reading

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La Semilla Ecológica

A small group of dedicated eco-entrepreneurs recently launched an innovative project under the name ‘La Semilla Ecológica’, a concept that they see as symbolizing growth, change and a vibrant future. Capturing a growing demand for fresh organic produce and a growing awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, they have dedicated their work to the sale and distribution of local, organic and seasonal produce from family farms. “We are doing this because a lot of people these days want to be a part of … Continue reading

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My True Love gave to me…Bionatura

Now that it’s time for special family gatherings, Bionatura‘s two shops (one in Los Boliches and the other in Marbella) offer a wide selection of Christmas fayre including dried fruits, turron, panettone, wines and cavas, fresh and frozen meat, poultry, tropical fruit and national fruit and vegetables. All of which are certified organic.

For the more alternative sort there’s an array of vegetable patés, salmon, or specialty flour mixes so you can bake your favourite loaf.

If you want to support local shops, why not … Continue reading

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Coffee Creams Organics: Pure certified organic body care & beauty

Choosing a product in recently opened Coffee & Creams Organics shop in Laguna Village doesn’t require a degree in chemistry – all the products are 100% certified Organic and 100% natural. In fact, it’s a joy reading the ingredients of every single product, appreciating the care and effort put into them. All the ingredients are sourced from fair trade and organic producers who do not use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, growth hormones or livestock food additives. Discover Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps & Lotions, America’s number … Continue reading

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