Second Hand September – Upcycle & Recycle

We’re currently 3 weeks in to Second Hand September. Have you managed to avoid buying any new clothes? Last year, I shared my love of charity shop finds. I still love a good charity shop find, but Oxfam estimates that 70% of all donated clothes end up in Africa, which is harmful to local industry….

Reducing Your Plastic Footprint … Bottled Water Be Gone!

Bottled water consumption has tripled over the past 10 years, and this has huge implications on the environment. The production of plastic bottles requires 17 million barrels of oil per year, produces more than 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, and uses three times the amount of water than is contained inside the…

Brushing Your Way To A Better Planet!

I’ve written several posts about saving waste with reusable products, cutting down on plastic usage and generally choosing more environmentally friendly options wherever you possibly can. But how much thought do we give to our toothbrushes? Consider that we’re advised to change our toothbrush every 3/4 months – that’s at least 3 toothbrushes a year…