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Over bendy crab sticks, baked fish tail and a slug-aubergines for dinner (a hugely unlucky PKU canteen choice), we decided it’s time for another blog post. I really enjoy writing here, but recently we’ve been rushed off our feet :p This one is going to be about environmentalism, volunteering and days out in Beijing…

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As I’ve mentioned before, moving to Beijing has turned out to be above all an environmental wake-up call. In the morning, we often open the curtains to grey mist obscuring even buildings a stone’s throw away.

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We’ve been trying to reduce our own environmental impact; by reusing bags, eating less meat, choosing food without heaps of plastic wrapping, and making friends with the local guy who earns a living collecting recycling on his trolley. Even more so than in Europe, the supermarkets here are brimming with plastic fantastics; such as apples in boxes, cling-filmed lemons, and individually-wrapped…

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