Feb
22
2013
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Check out our new BecoBeds!

BecoBed

New to our range is eco-friendly pet beds. Available in four colours and four sizes, our BecoBeds features removable washable covers made from a mix of natural cotton and hemp. Inside they’re filled with our eco-stuffing made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Each bed’s stuffing is made of between 25 to 35 bottles resulting in a durable material, that has excellent insulating and wicking properties and can be washed and dried. What’s more we’ve designed the bed to have an unique and innovative shape that suits both “sprawlers” and “snugglers”.

Find our more here

Mar
26
2012
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Sneak Peak! Coming soon to our range – New dog toys and BecoPocket bag holder

New Pet Products

Just a quick post to show you a couple of snaps of the prototypes and samples of our pet products that will be available to buy soon.

BecoPockets and Rope Toys

First up we’ve got our new range of dog toys that include bones, hoops, rope toys and balls. Our new BecoBalls have been specially profiled to roll erratically and make it extra challenging for you dog to grab them. All have a lovely soft tactile rubbery finish while still being made with our usual bamboo and rice husk materials and tested to survive the rough and tumble your dogs are likely to put them through! They will be available in a wide range of colours very soon. Please contact our sales team to find out more.

BecoPockets

Our new BecoPockets proved extremely popular at Pats 2012 at Sandown last week. The eco-friendly and non-toxic bag holder clips to your lead and belt. With an attractive design and bio-degradable material, the BecoPocket is an exciting addition to our range. Please contact our sales team to find out more.

Feb
21
2012
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Mesmerising Nature Captured at The National History Museum.

As a BecoFriend, I’m sure you’re all fairly big animal lovers, and like everyone in the office here absolutely loved the Frozen Planet series that has kept us all in front of the TV when we should probably be out and about! Well don’t worry that it’s nearly all over as there’s more of the same type of stuff to be seen at the National History Museum.  From 21st October 2011 until 11th March 2012, the museum is holding the 2011 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. We’ve all been to see it and it truly is amazing! It provides a spotlight on the rarely seen wonders of the natural world, and is definitely a must see…

This year’s exhibition wanted to highlight the important impact of humans on wildlife.  This year’s competition winner is Daniel Beltrá who wanted to challenge people to reconsider their relationship with nature.  His photo Still Life in Oil (above) is a shot taken during the infamous BP and Gulf oil spillages which caused mind boggling amounts of damage to bird and animal life.

 

We think this photo really helps to build awareness on the environmental impacts that companies cause in order to acquire raw materials. We are proud to say that we don’t have to dig to the bottoms of the earth to make BecoThings which are all made from sustainable sourced plant fibres, such as rice husks (the waste product of rice farming) and bamboo. We don’t want to blow our own trumpets but we, like many people are trying to do our bit for the environment and hopefully more companies will start to do the same… So enough of our preaching; make sure you get down to the exhibition as soon as possible, above all it’s a great thing to take the family to!

 

 

 

 

Nov
18
2011
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Doing our eco bit for Children In Need

It’s Children In Need time again! The annual event when lots of people go around making a fool of themselves for a good cause.

Here are a couple of Children in Need facts to get you in the spirit:

1.)    The BBC’s first broadcast appeal for children was a five-minute radio programme on Christmas Day in 1927. It raised £1,143 18s 3d and the proceeds were shared with four prominent children’s charities.

2.)    Pudsey made his television debut in 1985. He was designed by Joanna Ball, who named him after the West Yorkshire town where she was born.

Check out our top 5 Eco Friendly Children in Need fundraising ideas:

1. Pay to go to work in fancy dress as an endangered animal– who will dress up as the most obscure and endangered animal!?

2. Colour your hair spotty with vegetable inks.

3. Fine anyone at work a £1 if they don’t recycle their recyclable rubbish

4. A Sponsored hop to work. See photo of Jimbo hopping into Industrial estate all the way from SW3. Great effort Jimbo!

5. Get people to for you to go Veggie for a day (we didn’t enjoy this one in the BecoOffice).

As well as getting involved with some of these fundraising ideas, we have shown our spots by donating ten percent of the retail price of every BecoPotty for the rest of November period. So you can buy your BecoPotty now at www.becothings.com  and be safe in the knowledge that you are not only buying eco, but also helping a great cause!

*Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/ for more information on Children in Need and please donate!

Oct
04
2011
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BecoPotty included in a book to celebrate the Best Children’s Brands!

BecoThings are over the moon to hear the news that they’ve been voted to be included in a book which celebrates the best brands and products for children in Germany under the age of 10! The BecoPotty made the shortlist, which showcases brands such as Bugaboo, Hipp Organic, Avent and many more prestigious brands.

The book will be sold throughout Germany in book stores, department stores and nursery stores. Two euros of every book sold will be donated to the charity “Children for a Better World E.V.” http://www.children.de/_englisch/02ueberuns/frameset00.htm. Children for a Better World supports projects both within and outside Germany that address and improve the living conditions and situations of children in desperate need and enable them to take responsibility for their lives.

The BecoTeam are thrilled to bits to be included in a group of brands and products that are so highly thought of worldwide. Thank you to BecoThings Germany and Silvia for all hard work in getting us there!

We’re now hoping that millions of German children will be burying their BecoPotties in the garden after they’ve finished potty training!

Jul
07
2011
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Rain rain go away…. or if you’d rather you can stay

ALL this rain in July could be dampening spirits in the BecoOffice- but Bell the Bumble Bee and her friends are keeping the summer alive with thoughts of the garden growing!

Having fun growing in your garden with the wee ones is a great way to get them thinking about the environment and where things come from. As well as having lots of fun planting; your little ones will be thrilled when things start to grow.

A few ideas of what to plant with your tots in July…

Broad Beans, Dwarf Beans, Mung Beans, Beetroot, Spring Cabbage, Carrots (for continuation), Next years Cauliflowers, Chicory, Coriander (Cilantro), Endive, Kohl Rabi, Lettuce for continuation and winter lettuce, Pak Choi, Peas, Radicchio, Radish, Turnips.

Beans and peas are particularly good for growing with the little ones as they tend to be familiar with them and might even like them!

A few flowers for sowing in July if you have flower fairies in your family…

Camomile, Clematis, Daisy, Forget-me-not, Perennial Pansy, Polyanthus, Primrose.

So we’ll be putting our watering devices to the side and making the most of the rain. Molly the dog doesn’t seem too happy about it though- she loves running under the sprinkler!

If you love getting out in the garden with your kids you’ll love our potty planting idea…

After your BecoBaby has graduated from potty training and no longer needs their BecoPotty, plant it in the garden! Let your little one sow some seeds over it and watch the flowers grow while your potty enters its next life phase. (When in the soil the clever waste plant material that our BecoPotties (and all of our other products) are made from will gradually decompose into compost!)

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Jun
20
2011
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Wimbledon Tennis fun served up in BecoBowls

Here at the BecoOffice we are very excited about our neighbours Wimbledon serving up yet another fortnight of tennis balls, volleys, strawberries and cream and of course- Roger Federer! Rupert the BecoDog will be watching intently as the tennis balls fly tauntingly across his screen.

In celebration of Wimbledon Tennis and all of our Tennis Ball loving BecoBeasts George the Giraffe and Toby the Teddy would love to give every BecoDog who buys a green BecoBowl during Wimbledon fornight a Tennis Ball to go with it. Rupert has already bought two!

Hop on over to our website to serve up some tennis fun for your furry fan.

 

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Jun
17
2011
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Potty Training the FUN way

Potty training needn’t be a looming nightmare for parents and children alike- have a look at our fun BecoTips and enjoy this exciting milestone with your tot.

Fun 1. Help your little one to write their name or draw on their potty with pens- making the potty fun will automatically make your child more inclined to use it.

Fun 2. Let your child choose the colour of their Potty as this can help promote a positive association with it (Ben at the BecoOffice chose a Pink BecoPotty) and encourage them to name it (Ben likes to call his the BecoThrone!)

Fun 3. Play your little one’s favourite CD when they use the potty in order to maintain interest. Alternatively play their favourite song when they perform!

Fun 4. Create a star chart for your little one, let them put stickers up after a successful potty trip and reward them with a small treat after five stickers.

Fun 5.  Find books with a toilet training theme and read them with your tot. Our favourite from childhood is Tony Ross’ “I want my potty”.

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Jun
15
2011
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Eco friendly Potty Training Tips

Why not potty train the green way. Here are our BecoTips on how to potty train your child and help save the planet while you do it! (All in a days work ay mums and dads!?)

Green 1. Make sure you buy an Eco Friendly Potty, Ben recommends his BecoPotty because it was made sustainably and it will be biodegradable once he has finished his training!

Green 2. Use Training Pants that are made from non-chlorine materials or are machine washable. These create less waste and provide an eco friendly alternative to conventional pull up nappy pants.

Green 3. Start potty training as early as you can (when your child is ready) and get them out of nappies to help reduce nappy waste. The BecoPotty is small enough to enable you to start potty training from when your baby can sit unassisted if you want to!

Green 4. Try to potty train during summer months so that clothes can be removed and hopefully less washing will be created!

Green 5. Once Potty Training is complete- Ceremoniously bury your BecoPotty in the garden (it will biodegrade over time when in contact with soil as it is made from waste plant fibres). If you plant a sunflower in it you can let your child watch it grow up just like they have done!

Once your child has potty trained the eco friendly way he becomes a BecoBaby. Please do send us photos of your potty graduate for the BecoArchives!

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