Zero Waste Christmas Crackers – Ethical Advent Day 17

Crackers are great fun,  but for a moment of enjoyment, there’s an awful lot of 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 item. Granted, they…

Conscious Shaving with FFS – For Future’s Sake

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used reusable razors – often from well known brands, thinking I was doing the best thing. Unfortunately, however, the blades were not recyclable and the reusable handle (often plastic with a rubber hand grip) more often than not grew mould on it and I had to get…

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 by making a few small changes. It’s easy to think that one person…

Making Reusables the New Normal

Once upon a time, two physics graduates got together and decided they wanted to do something different with their lives. Something good for the planet. Something that would make a real difference. And Ohelo was born… More than 8 million tonnes of plastic a year ends up in the oceans, and 2.5 billion single use…

Saving the Planet doesn’t mean Bad Hair!

We you aware that traditional liquid shampoo and conditioners are at least 80% water? This means they need to be packaged in bottles – usually plastic – and often contain harsh chemicals to stabilise ingredients. However, when you remove the water from the equation, you can also say goodbye to the plastic packaging and unnecessary…

Ksoni – Black Owned Vegan Beauty

In addition to protesting, signing petitions, making donations, and making calls to government officials, another great way to make your voice heard and support Black Lives Matter is to purchase from black-owned beauty and fashion brands. Many people don’t realise that the financial impact of COVID-19 has generally affected black-owned brands harder than others. Housing…

Plastic Fashion

As it’s Fashion Revolution Week, I wanted to draw your attention to something that’s not as frequently talked about when it comes to fashion – its effects on the environment. Over recent months, we’ve all been made more aware of how much plastic is littering our environment and clogging up the oceans. But how many…

Start A Revolution with your Teeth

Welcome 2020! The year of the environmental revolution.. well, maybe! At least it could be the year you commit to making change. Nothing drastic, nothing huge. I’m not asking you to quit all of your plastic use overnight – we don’t live in a perfect world after all, and we need legislation and big brands…

Biodegradable Beauty for the 21st Century

Many of us a trying to cut down our waste, and with all the different areas in our lives where we need to use and consume products, it can be hard to know where to start, or even to make changes everywhere. I find it much easier to look at one product at a time,…

National Refill Day – Save Resources, Save Cash!

As we become more aware of the toxic levels of waste that are polluting our planet and our oceans, a really simple way to cut down on plastic bottles and packaging is to use refill options where possible. These are now available in many zero waste stores for food and drink, refill stations for toiletries…