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…

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…

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…

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…

Unlock the True Taste of Fair Trade Tea with Traidcraft…

Do you know where your tea comes from, how it is grown and if the people who grow and pick it are paid a fair wage? When you buy fairly traded teas, you ensure that everyone in the supply chain, from farmer to supplier are paid a fair price. Sadly, much of the tea drunk…

Leon are Ditching the Plastic

It’s been 14 years since healthy fast food chain Leon appeared on our high streets and at our airports, offering a range of healthier options when on the move. I’m excited to share with you that they’ve just announced plans to ditch the plastic and replace all of their plastic straws to paper alternatives; plus…

Ethical Advent Day 17 – Reindeer Food

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Day 17. Today is all about keeping the magic of Christmas alive in the hearts of children everywhere. You’ve probably heard of the new ‘Reindeer Food’ trend. No longer is a carrot a sufficient snack to accompany the mince pie you leave for Santa. Oh no, you must sprinkle glitter…

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…