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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.

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, it’s a very exciting time. It can only be seen as a positive. Brands are beginning…

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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! However it’s spoken about between you and friends/ family, I’ve noticed more and more nowadays the…

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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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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)…

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6 Times I Felt Like a Bad Environmentalist

A recent campaign by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic revealed 1.85 billion pieces of plastic is thrown away each week in the UK. With only 12%…

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3 Ways to a Greener Dental Routine

[This post contains pr products for review] A dental routine is an important part of everyone’s daily life. From an infant, we are told to…

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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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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 deodorantsContinue reading “Low Waste Deodorants on the Market”

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 behindContinue reading “The is Vegan Propaganda by Ed Winters | Eco-reads Volume.10”

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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