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Welcome to The Low Waste Weekly by Lisa Gibson.

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

Low Waste Deodorants on the Market

With the deodorant industry estimated to waste tens of millions of tonnes yearly [1], switching to a plastic-free version is a brilliant quick fix to lower everyday waste. Over the past year, I’ve tried a handful of plastic-free deodorants with some fairing better than others. Below are five different offerings currently on the market, from…

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The is Vegan Propaganda by Ed Winters | Eco-reads Volume.10

This is vegan propaganda; an eye-opening exploration into the repercussions of meat-eating and the planetary and human damage it’s inflicting on our society. Covering just shy of 300 pages, the book unveils some very harrowing topics. Revealing truths behind the meat so many of us dish up on our dinner plates each evening. Being a…

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Eco-Reads.

Volume 2 . Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet. “The way best to describe this book would be that it is more than just your run-of-the-mill sustainable cookback. What author Hunt brings is a comprehensive guide to the large-scale issue of our planets food chain, from land to plate”

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

Rokin 102, 1012 KZ Amsterdam, Netherlands Situated off Rokin metro, the Fashion for Good museum is the world’s first interactive sustainable fashion museum. Exploring past,…

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The Beagle Button: A Browser Extension for Sustainable Shopping

[Image by Pexels] When online shopping, often it can feel easy to slip down a rabbit hole of mentally creating a shopping list as long…

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I rewatched WALL-E & fear Pixar have accurately predicted our future

[Image by Unsplash] WALL-E, the charming, delightful walle robot who is the last being left on a planet full of waste. Making its cinema debut…

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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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Studying MSc Environment & Sustainability

As we near the end of March 2022, I have some news – I just concluded my first year of my Masters! I don’t tend to talk much about my personal life a great deal on The Low WasteContinue reading “Studying MSc Environment & Sustainability”

Eco-household Essentials with Seep

[Post contains gifted product] With it being estimated that we throw out 1,000 kitchen sponges everyday, we have a serious waste problem on our hands. Everyday, millions of us use cleaning products lined with tiny microplastics, which unfortunately areContinue reading “Eco-household Essentials with Seep”

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?”

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The Low Waste Trails: Shampoo Bar by Zero Waste Path

“The shampoo bar I tried this time was by Zero Waste Path, paying £7.50 for the one bar. A small business I found on Peace in the Wild. I bought their ‘Normal Hair’ shampoo bar and to my utter shock, it lathered amazingly and worked.. the first time.”

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