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A platform aiming to educate & inform on everything from lowering everyday waste to leading a more eco-lifestyle.

Sustainable Razors: FFS vs Estrid

AD: This post contains previously gifted pr products, which is marked with a * When I first dipped my toes into making sustainable swaps, a razor was actually one of the first things I bought. I found Friction Free Shaving (FFS) on Instagram (I believe) around 2018 and decided to buy a starter kit -…

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Crunch Time by ODDBOX | Eco-reads Volume.12

Being an avid user of ODDBOX for a couple of years, seeing the release of their brand new ODDBOX cookbook, had me at hello. If you’re unaware, ODDBOX is a company that save fruits and vegetable from farmers/growers who have had their produce rejected from mainstream supermarkets. In the UK, the standard for products is…

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I Spent £20 on Vinted: What I Got & My Experience on the App

One of the best ways to help the environment when it comes to your wardrobe, is to shop secondhand. There are millions of garments out there that are perfectly wearable but have been thrown to the back of someone else’s wardrobe. Ever heard the phrase, ‘one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure’? Well, I recently…

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Eco-Reads Series.

Volume 8 . How Bad are Bananas? “As the title suggests, this eighth version of my ‘eco-reads‘ series looks scientifically at the carbon intensity of our everyday items. From a plastic bag to flying abroad to, you’ve guessed it, buying and eating a banana”

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Volume 7.. Who Cares Wins by Lily Cole “Despite reading my fair share of books surrounding the topic of Sustainability, this seventh offeringWho Cares Wins by Lily Cole, brought a whole manner of new, insightful information to increase my understanding of the developing climate crisis..”

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5 Easy Things You Can Do TODAY to Cut Food Waste

With the cost of living soaring, being mindful of the foods with buy and consume has never been so important. Globally, the amount of food we waste is eye-watering – around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is never eaten [Love Food Hate Waste]. It’s always baffled me why people choose to waste food. Growing up…

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Waterless, Planet-Based Beauty by Inclusev

[AD – This post contains gifted pr products for review] I talk at length about ways to cut plastic consumption on this blog. But, it’s widely known that sustainability, as a concept, goes way deeper than this. Water consumption is just one of many other calls to action to be addressed, if we are to…

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Wild Deodorant: Worth the Hype? | The Low Waste Trails

Wild – the sustainable, refillable alternative to your regular deodorant brand. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t have social media!), it’s likely you’ve heard of them. They go heavy on the social media promotion, from influencer endorsements to advertisement. Despite all the promotion, I was truly intrigued if they were truly that…

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High Street and Supermarket Recycling Schemes

“From supermarket recycling bins to schemes with generous rewards, lowering waste is no longer something you have to go out of your way to do. The chances of your local supermarket or high street having ways you can recycle are now very high.” Read more

The Plastic Problem by Aubre Andrus | Eco-reads Volume.11

Want a whistle stop tour of all things plastic? From its creation, development and (unfortunate) demise into an environmental burden? Well, The Plastic Problem is for you! Despite its labelling as a book aimed at kids, I felt it…

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Get Behind: Recycle Week 2022

[Image by: Pexels] Lowering waste and finding ways to live a more plastic-free lifestyle is an incredibly deep passion of mine. I mean, it’s the entire centrepiece of this blog I write! So, when I discovered an awareness campaign…

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Natural Toothpaste Tablets by Natch | The Low Waste Trails

[AD – This post contains gifted pr products for review] Toothpaste tablets have been a ‘need to try’ item on my list for a long time. I’ve read consistently about the environmental benefits, as they’re usually in plastic-free packaging…

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Fashion for Good, Amsterdam – World’s First Sustainable Fashion Museum

Situated off Rokin metro, the Fashion for Good museum is the world’s first interactive sustainable fashion museum. Exploring past, present and future themes, the three-floored exhibition integrates immersive elements with creative decor and information to go beyond what is typically taught about sustainable fashion.

3 Ways to a Greener Dental Routine

“There are many ways to a whiter smile, with the earth not having to suffer in the process. Here are three ways to a greener dental routine.”

Would you like to see the Ethical Wine list ma’am?

“When purchasing your choice of wine, have you ever stopped to consider how ethical it is? How sustainable the practices have been to turn grape to liquid? There is a lot to consider, but the main indication to look out for when ensuring the wine is ethical is the practices undertaken by the company to create it. Are the grapes been grown and harvested organically?”