You may not think that periods have much of an effect on the environment. But have a read of the following facts and find out just how much of an impact those of us who have periods are having.. Here are the facts Virtually ALL disposable tampons and sanitary pads contain plastic. Not just on … Continue reading How to have a zero waste period
I love festivals! There’s nothing much better than spending a few days camping and going feral with your friends enjoying live music, great food, day drinking with everyone wearing extra jazzy outfits that you wouldn’t dream of wearing in the outside world. Did you know there are nearly 500 different music festivals in the UK … Continue reading Zero Waste Festival Guide
I love foraging. There’s just something I love about going for a walk with a bag in your pocket, hoping to gather something beautifully seasonal that you can take home and turn into a gorgeous pudding, preserve or drink. For me, summer had truly started when I can smell the light Elderflower’s perfume and see their huge white dinner … Continue reading Foraged Elderflower Champagne
Did you know that on average a plastic bag is used for 12 minuets, but takes at least 500 years for that bag to "degrade". When I say degrade, I mean break down into smaller pieces of microplastic that will enter our oceans and pollute the environment. Doesn't seem quite worth it just for it … Continue reading DIY Plastic Free Produce Bag
Did you know that on average 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year! Also, around 5% of the UK's carbon emissions come from the clothing and textiles! If you made your clothes last 3 years or more you can reduce it's carbon, water and waste footprints by 20-30%! Wardrobe … Continue reading How to Shop Sustainably
The Government published their Resource and Waste strategy for England and Wales in December 2018. It sets out the strategic objectives for what the government want to achieve over the next 10 years in the environment sector and will majorly effect commercial and domestic waste services. During the launch of the strategy Mr Gove (Secretary … Continue reading What are the UK Government doing to improve recycling and reduce waste?
Mothers day is this Sunday, 31st March 2019!! When I was little I used to make my mum a card and bring her breakfast in bed with some flowers from the garden. Now I live a bit further away from my mum, I want to spoil her a little bit more with a gift on … Continue reading Mother’s Day Sustainable Gift Guide 2019
Have you ever seen this little circular "recycling" symbol on a product and thought you were buying a something that is "green" or recyclable, only to find it's not recycled by your local council?You're not alone. It turns out that around 50% of respondents to a survey carried out in the UK by Which? thought … Continue reading Do you know what recycling symbols really mean?