Bamboo Straws – Reusable, Biodegradable, Sustainable

Did you know that some local councils are unable to recycle paper straws, because they are contaminated? Of course, the option is to home compost your paper straws instead. But have you considered reusable straws? I’ll be giving you the chance to win a gorgeous set of straws at the end of this post, so…

World Vegan Month – Celebrating The Rise of Veganism

Has 2018 been the year of mainstream veganism? A survey published by the Vegan Society & Vegan Life Magazine in 2016, revealed that 540,000 people identified as vegan in Great Britain. A new survey published by Compare the Market in 2018 has identified more than 3.5 million people now identifying as vegan in Britain. That’s…

A Warm Rice Pudding Hug – Tea Infused Recipe

As Autumn creeps up on us, it’s the season for hot chocolates, turmeric lattes and comforting puddings. Rice pudding is a classic favourite in our household, which stems from warm childhood memories of our mother’s creating the dessert. A simple yet warming dish. Traditionally, spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are used, and I’ve added…

The Best Ways to Naturally Clean Your Car

When we read tips on keeping the environment free from toxic chemicals, we are often told about the products we use to clean our home, or that we use on our bodies. But have you realised how much damage keeping our cars clean can do? Especially when they are often washed directly into the drains…

Reduce your Paper use with Paperless Post…

This week is Recycle Week and we are being encouraged to be more aware about what can and can’t be recycled, and making sure we recycle everything that we can. Switching to recyclable products is being encouraged. But how about completely reducing a huge area of waste… paper! In the UK alone, it is estimated…

Clean Up Coffee

Did you know that 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day? Of this staggering figure, less than 1% are actually recycled. Ethical coffee brand Percol have started a petition to request that the government makes all disposable cups recyclable. Percol offer fairtrade coffee, with an organic range, and a carbon neutral supply…

Zero Waste Week & Food Packaging

Zero Waste Week is here again and I’m still not 100% zero waste. In this modern world, where plastic packaging is everywhere, I’m not sure it’s just so easy to be completely zero waste. But we can all do our bit. I’ve written several articles on different zero waste items I use, and these can…

Burberry Commits Fashion Sin

Whilst the world of fashion and ethical consumerism rarely go hand in hand, I am still shocked to hear of Burberry burning £28m worth of clothes and accessories, all to protect its brand image. Burning clothes, while the ethically and environmentally conscious among us are trying to re-use, recycle and never throw clothes into landfill….

Is Your Energy Supply Animal Free?

Britain’s greenest energy company Ecotricity have blown us all away with the revelation that over half of Britain’s homes are (sometimes unknowingly) using electricity and gas generated from animal parts. Ecotricity have always promoted sustainable living in all forms, and has a long standing history of refusing to buy electricity or gas from animal related…

Plastic Free July

Wow. We’re in July already, there’s a wonderful heatwave across the UK and I’m trying my very best to reduce my plastic consumption even further. This month, I’m trying to go as plastic free as possible. Not always easy when many manufacturers seem intent on giving you as much plastic as physically possible! So, I’ve…