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The Urban Beach Clean

Posted on November 18, 2019

Alpha has joined forces with global marine charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), to raise awareness of the shocking impact waste has on our oceans.

Protecting marine life is an important part of sustainability and (if you didn’t know), it’s something very close to our hearts. So far, with your help, we have managed to raise over £12,000 for the WDC, which has gone towards The SEALIFE Trust Beluga Sanctuary Project. For more information on this incredible mission to relocate two whales from captivity, click here. Read more

Who needs Halloween when you’ve got Unblocktober?

Posted on September 23, 2019

October is no longer just the month of Halloween – it’s also Unblocktober (you heard it here first!).

You’re probably wondering – what is Unblocktober? It’s actually pretty cool. It’s a new awareness month and national campaign which aims to help stop fatbergs from destroying the sewer network and save marine life from plastic pollution. So, if you haven’t already guessed – this is right up our street. Read more

Important Information for customers about Thomas Cook

Posted on September 21, 2019

Following the news that Thomas Cook has gone into administration, we here at Alpha would like to clarify what is available to policyholders:

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Travelling as a Vegan or Vegetarian

Posted on July 24, 2019

According to finder.com, 7% of the UK population are vegetarian, making it the most common non-meat diet. With 4% of population following a pescatarian diet and 1% on the vegan diet, around 6.5 million British adults are totally meat-free. Research suggests that by the end of 2019, around 12 million Brits (22%) will follow a non-meat diet of some sort. Read more

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We’re Drowning in an Unsustainable Ocean

Posted on June 21, 2019

WE’RE DROWNING THE OCEAN. Okay, that got your attention. Right about now you might be thinking “What? Drowning the ocean? The ocean is made of water, it can’t drown.” In fact, you’re beginning to question your entire existence. Is everything you’ve ever been told… a lie!? Most probably not, but if you were ever told that the ocean can’t drown, not only do you have some strange conversations, but yeah, you were lied to. Read more

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Sustainable Tourism Attractions 2019

Posted on June 14, 2019

The world is in big trouble. Climate change, global destruction and unsustainable practices seem to be plastered all over the news every day. I mean, it’s even all over our social media channels. Our Instagram feeds are filled daily with a plethora of accounts looking for likes in exchange for donations, claiming to preserve the rainforest and schemes to rid the oceans of plastic. Read more

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Destinations that might not be around in 2029

Posted on June 01, 2019

Tourism isn’t just hotels, restaurants and tacky souvenir gifts- it’s a fundamental asset in boosting a country’s economy, creating jobs for locals and covering public service costs. So, before we start knocking tourism, let us make this perfectly clear- TOURISM CAN BE GREAT. However, a lack of consideration on sustainability from holidaymakers is having a detrimental effect on many of our favourite holiday hot-spots. Read more

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The Best Places to Spend Your Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted on May 20, 2019

The final May bank holiday is just around the corner, so what better excuse than to get away for a long weekend? There are so many amazing cities just waiting to be explored and to make it even better - it doesn't take a ridiculously long time to get there! Read more

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Eco-friendly methods of transport

Posted on May 16, 2019

With many people reliant on transportation within their day to day lifestyles, the world is under significant pressure to develop new, more sustainable ways to cope with the current demands. The department for transport highlighted how, in 2017, 808 billion kilometres were travelled by passengers in the UK alone – the highest volume ever recorded. So, although some people turn a blind eye and often dismiss sustainable transportation methods, as they’re regularly seen as less convenient or a slower method, it still remains an issue that needs addressing. Read more

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What happens abroad, stays abroad – Our guide to a Lads Holiday

Posted on May 01, 2019

Packing your bags and heading for the party islands abroad has virtually become a summer ritual for most ‘lads’ in the UK. Every summer we see groups of boys setting off abroad full of enthusiasm, who often then return a week later in need of some R&R. Read more

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