A Sustainability Tour of Southampton

Over the weekend I visited Southampton with one of my friends. Having never visited the city before, whilst we wined and dined to our heart’s content, 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 lotsContinue reading “A Sustainability Tour of Southampton”

Bedside Overhaul: Redecorating with Small Businesses

A long needed bedside overhaul. When it comes to interiors, it has only been up until recently I have really taken interest in the space I call home. This being a combination of binge watching Interior Design Masters on BBC (highly recommend). As well as up until August last year I was living in aContinue reading “Bedside Overhaul: Redecorating with Small Businesses”

(More) Things I No Longer Buy | Quest for Low Waste🌱

In an extension to a previous post of mine, today I wanted to list more items I no longer buy. This may be because they are unsustainable, wasteful or I simply do not find any use in buying them anymore.. I think back to just a few years ago, to the sheer magnitude of ‘stuff’Continue reading “(More) Things I No Longer Buy | Quest for Low Waste🌱”

Would You Like To See The Ethical Wine List Ma’am?

The following article is centred around wine and alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly, for further information please visit drinkaware.co.uk. Wine. Red, Rosé, White or Prosecco, it’s most definitely a favourite choice of tipple come a Saturday night for some of us. From the light and crispy rosés that remind you of a summer’s day, toContinue reading “Would You Like To See The Ethical Wine List Ma’am?”

Waste Sucks. Period.

by Guest Contributor Kate Richards Hey, I’m Kate; a big believer in everyone can make a difference without going the whole hog: I’m vegetarian and use sustainable period care, but I still drive a car. It’s all about balance and what works for each individual, so if you’ve been thinking about alternatives to disposable padsContinue reading “Waste Sucks. Period.”

Lamp Upcycling: From Plain to Timeless

Ah a lockdown tradition as it has seemingly become many: house renovating/decorating/(lamp upcycling?). A pass-time to ease the boredom and a way in which to fill the hole of the otherwise busy weekends of socialising. Times we were accustom to in a pre-pandemic world. Well (on a lot smaller scale) I decided to take onContinue reading “Lamp Upcycling: From Plain to Timeless”

A Very Merry Christmas

Hello! Merry Christmas! How we’ve made it to the 24th of December, when that gloomy COVID announcement day in March was only yesterday, I’ll never know (that’s the first and last C-word drop of the entire post, I promise). In the spirit of taking a well-deserved break over this festive holiday, I wanted to writeContinue reading “A Very Merry Christmas”

Why Is Sustainability So Important?

A question so incredibly complex, with so much behind it. Yet, can too be answered in a couple of short words. Sustainability is a practice so important, so essential in prolonging the world as we know it today. Without sustainable practices in all aspects of society, the world’s temperature will rise beyond what is habitable.Continue reading “Why Is Sustainability So Important?”

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”

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”