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

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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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 was suited to all ages. Having lots of useful and informative infographics to really paint a…

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Eco-Reads.

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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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…

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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…

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A Sustainability Tour of Anglesey Pt. 2

Off the back of my previous ‘Sustainability Tour of Anglesey’, I received such a great response and was suggested even more wonderful sustainable businesses on…

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A Sustainability Tour of Southampton

“‘over the few days, I happened to notice a few sustainability-friendly places in amongst the shops and sea. Including a zero waste shop, vegan cafe as well as lots of green space.”

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A Sustainable Kitchen: Where to Start & Tips to Change

“Beginning the journey to lowering the waste you create in the kitchen can be a minefield. Often the Kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s where your hearty dinners are made, where friends (pre-Covid of course) will sit for a much needed coffee and a catch-up, it’s also the one room of the house that never stays clean for more than 15 minutes (or is that just ours?!)”

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High Street Sustainable Products: Tried & Tested

I don’t know about you, but recently I’ve started to notice a lot of ‘sustainable’ products on offer. Whether that be shampoo bars merged in with the mainstream bottles on the shelf of Boots or refills for plastic-free deodorants,Continue reading “High Street Sustainable Products: Tried & Tested”

Sorry I don’t want to use a Menstrual Cup: Fighting the Sustainable Period Guilt

[Image by Pexels] Periods. Something that’s somehow still taboo, though it really shouldn’t be. Many people bleed, whether from a grazed knee from a fall or a person on their regular monthly cycle. Yes, we bleed, get over it!Continue reading “Sorry I don’t want to use a Menstrual Cup: Fighting the Sustainable Period Guilt”

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A Sustainability Tour of Anglesey

Croeso/Welcome. If you were unaware of my origins, I am Welsh. Hailing from a little island right at the tip of Wales, Anglesey (Ynys Môn) in North Wales. An absolutely beautiful area of Britain (if I do say soContinue reading “A Sustainability Tour of Anglesey”

What It Means to Say ‘Environmentalists For Black Lives Matter

“Having read into numerous articles over the past few weeks on the topic, it’s clear to see there is a connection between both the climate crisis and racism. They are both societal problems that affect the population, with the climate crisis disproportionately affecting people of colour”
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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?”

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.”

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