Planet Positive News: Sustainably, Environmentally & Beyond.

Being positive in 2020 can often feel like an alien concept to us all. With an ever locked-down world and more and more mentally draining hurdles to overcome, this in the forms of socialising and going about our everyday. It can feel especially negative with the ever dreary Environmental news, seeing the dangers our pleasantContinue reading “Planet Positive News: Sustainably, Environmentally & Beyond.”

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 will sit for a much-needed coffee and a catch-up. It’s also the one room of the house that never stays cleanContinue reading “A Sustainable Kitchen: Where to Start & Tips to Change”

CHOOSE LIBRARY | Now More Than Ever, Your Local Library Needs You

The humble library, one of the many places to have been hit hardest by the disastrous Covid-19. Shut for months, many many jobs at risks and so many great books lay untouched along the shelves; unread and deserted. In the same way secondhand clothes shopping has risen to gargantuan heights, the local library has seenContinue reading “CHOOSE LIBRARY | Now More Than Ever, Your Local Library Needs You”

Sustainability & The Climate Crisis: Will Action Ever Truly be Taken?

[image by markus spiske on pexel] The climate crisis; a terrifying yet incredibly real shift that can be seen with every wildfire, flood and change of season. It is very real yet just how seriously is it being taken by the people at the top? The people who could truly change the course of destructionContinue reading “Sustainability & The Climate Crisis: Will Action Ever Truly be Taken?”

How To Go Waste Free by Caroline Jones | Eco-Reads Volume. 3

A long-established fact by now is that becoming completely ‘waste free’ in the home is an almost impossible task. Well to the average everyday folk such as myself it is. Whether it be disposable income not covering the slightly higher price point some more Sustainable products are marked at, or simply down to an alternativeContinue reading “How To Go Waste Free by Caroline Jones | Eco-Reads Volume. 3”

Always Check the Label: Guide to Understanding Popular Recycling Symbols

The world of recycling is something we are accustomed to by now. We all know the drill; plastics, paper and metals all in one bin, never in general waste – well this is the hope. But, have you ever considered that not all plastics are recyclable?! Frustratingly, only 9% of plastic is actually recycled, that’s a massive 91%Continue reading “Always Check the Label: Guide to Understanding Popular Recycling Symbols”

The Mounting Issue of Food Waste

Food waste. Not the chicest of topics to have graced this website. But, such an incremental and damaging part in the planets changing climate. It is estimated in the UK alone, 4.5m tonnes of food a year is wasted [source: The Guardian] with all this food ending up in landfill. Where it is left to rot and ultimatelyContinue reading “The Mounting Issue of Food Waste”

Say YES To Oxfam’s Secondhand September 2020

Originally published on 1 September 2020. With the start of September and thus the first month of the Autumn season upon us, so begins Oxfam’s Secondhand September Campaign. Designed to motivate people to only shop secondhand throughout the entirety of the month. This being in an Oxfam (as well as other charity shops). As wellContinue reading “Say YES To Oxfam’s Secondhand September 2020”

Things I No Longer Buy | Quest for Low Waste 🌱

Originally published in August 2020. Having recently discovered YouTuber Lara Joanna Jarvis and her frugal-living ways, a particular video of hers struck a cord with me and lead me to evaluate my own frugal/sustainabile-living habits, which I have shaped over the past couple of years. Her video was titled ‘Things I No Longer Buy’ which is entirely what itContinue reading “Things I No Longer Buy | Quest for Low Waste 🌱”

GREENWASHING: Spotting the Signs & Shifting Against the Trend

Image by Pexel. Originally published August 2020. Following on from my post on ‘Fast Fashion’s Dirty Problem‘, in an extension of this theme, today I wanted to write about the topic of ‘Greenwashing’ within the fashion industry. It may be a term you have heard already and are accustom to the sneaky way’s brands goContinue reading “GREENWASHING: Spotting the Signs & Shifting Against the Trend”