Challenge Yourself to Ditch Single Use Plastic for One Day!

Could you go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use plastic – including coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags? Single use plastic is a huge threat to our environment and oceans, and you can help reduce this impact. It’s easy to think that one person can’t make a difference, but…

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…

Mindful Tea Drinking

Are you always in a rush? Running around, from one task to the next, resentful of your daily routines and chores. Doing things on auto-pilot. We’re all guilty of it. We don’t even take the time to enjoy preparing the things that give us pleasure. We even hurry over making that cup of tea. That…

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…

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…

Earth Conscious Deodorant

I absolutely love natural, cruelty free deodorants, but I hate when they come wrapped in oodles of plastic. So recently, cream deodorants have become a major part of my life – as they mostly come in glass jars or metal tubs, thus meaning they can be fully and effectively recycled, and no petrochemicals have had…

Ethical Advent Day 21 – Make Your Own Festive Rag Wreath

Welcome to Day 21 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Last weekend I was lucky to attend a small workshop with friends, and learnt how to make a beautiful rag wreath. A fun and wonderful way of using up scraps of fabric which could otherwise be thrown away. I just love making beautiful things from waste!…

Ethical Advent Day 13 – Zero Waste Crackers

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar Day 13. Today is all about crackers! Great fun, shame about the waste… Here is my solution – my favourite Christmas decoration of all. Stunning, reusable metal crackers. Passed down through my family – I’m not sure for how long exactly – but they are the true zero waste…