Digital Alternatives to Business Cards

Each year 100 billion business cards are produced worldwide, with 88% thrown away within a week. Some of these cards will be recycled, but many will find their way into landfill; where paper decomposes releasing methane gas that is over 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. The harvesting of wood to make…

Donating Clothes during Lockdown

Some of us may be using this most recent lockdown as a chance to de-clutter. I’ve seen lots of recent queries and posts online asking about how to donate when charity shops are closed. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my favourite charity shop with you – White Rose – who accept…

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…

Upcycling & Creativity

Remember at the start of lockdown when we all thought we’d make so many things? Well, most of us didn’t get as creative as we’d have liked to – and that’s ok – but I did manage to create a few pieces, and I’d like to share some of these with you. Before I share…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Random Causes… Follow the Frog for the perfect Valentine’s Day!

I don’t know about you, but I find that Valentine’s Day has become rather more about commercialism, and rather less about romance. Perhaps you’re looking for some environmentally friendly gift inspiration, or a simple way to celebrate with your loved one, and avoid the madness! From showering loved ones with gifts to taking a beloved…

Random Acts of Sustainability – 3 things you can do today!

Earlier this week I attended a fantastic event, organised by the Rainforest Alliance, as part of their Follow The Frog launch! The Rainforest Alliance has always been at the centre of sustainable farming, environmental care and looking out for the health and well-being of those people who are producing the crops to make our every…