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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 so myself!) with lots to offer. In recent years, the number of sustainable businesses Anglesey has toContinue reading “A Sustainability Tour of Anglesey”

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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 as your arm. Often things we may not really need, and with that, probably not that sustainable for the planet either. If this has ever happened to you, The BeagleContinue reading “The Beagle Button: A Browser Extension for Sustainable Shopping”

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 Waste Weekly – preferring to keep it in the direction of informative Low Waste content. But, asContinue 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 are polluting our planet. Keeping our houses clean shouldn’t cost the earth. Creating an eco-household should beContinue reading “Eco-household Essentials with Seep”

Things I No Longer Bought in 2021 | Quest for Low Waste🌱

As we near the end of 2021, I look back at this year as a great year for my sustainable development. Sustainability is a challenge for most of us, with knowing what the right and wrong thing to do, incredibly difficult. But, this year I have definitely learnt to move away from unsustainable items. RealisingContinue reading “Things I No Longer Bought in 2021 | Quest for Low Waste🌱”

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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”

(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 in centred around wine and alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly, for further information please visit Wine. Red, Rosé, White or Prosecco , it’s most definitely a favourite choice of tipple come a Saturday night for most of us. From the light and crispy rosés that remind you of a summers day,Continue 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.”

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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”

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 🌱”

Understanding The Damages of Unsustainable Materials

Originally published in June 2020. The world of fabric and material, and just how sustainable they are, may be something that doesn’t cross your mind when buying a new top or dress. As the world of Sustainability can be a little confusing, when you delve further into what a garment truly needs to be, to be fullyContinue reading “Understanding The Damages of Unsustainable Materials”

The Low Waste Trails: Haircare Bars

Originally published in February 2020. Over the past year or so, my passion and interest in Sustainability has grown and grown. Well, in my bid to live a more Zero Waste lifestyle, I’ve began to dip into lots of various swaps to products I usually would use day-to-day. I wanted to start this little mini-seriesContinue reading “The Low Waste Trails: Haircare Bars”

Little Ways I Stay Sustainable (& Try To Stick To!)

Originally published February 2019. I feel, the word Sustainability is quite the buzz word, dotted all around Social Media, endlessly showing the effects our daily habits are having on the environment. I feel it would be extremely damaging (no pun intended!) to call sustainability a trend, but in essence, the past few years, brands andContinue reading “Little Ways I Stay Sustainable (& Try To Stick To!)”

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