Let me start by warning you that this is going to be a long one. So this post is pretty much a follow on from my previous post Replacing Everyday Disposables because in the last couple of months I’ve made an effort to swap out more everyday essentials for sustainable alternatives. It’s almost been a whole month since my last post because I wanted to make sure I’d had enough time to give all the products I’ve bought a try, and decide whether I like them or not. I’ll start by admitting that sustainable, natural products are expensive. This is often because the companies producing them are small and they don’t choose to use the cheapest ingredients or materials, instead they sustainably source them from ethical producers. However, in my efforts to move towards a more sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle, I’m buying less stuff. My definition of stuff mostly includes endless new clothes, since that used to be where most of my money went, but also all the unnecessary things I used to think I needed. Money that would have otherwise been spent on all that stuff is now free to be used to make sustainable swaps.Continue reading “More sustainable swaps”
I hate plastic. I really do. I’m trying my best to use as little as possible but the stuff is unavoidable. As a very enthusiastic recycler, I started to realise just how much plastic can’t be recycled. Seeing the volume of plastic that was going into my black bin and heading for landfill made my stomach turn. Around the end of October last year I saw a post on Facebook about what to do with your non-recyclable plastics. It talked about the ecobrick. I loved the idea and I’ve been making them ever since.Continue reading “The at home remedy for plastic pollution”
I know that people don’t like to be told that eating meat is damaging our planet, but it is. No diet is impact free – that would be impossible – but some have a smaller impact on the environment than others. Not only that, the unsustainable nature of animal agriculture means millions are going hungry whilst we feed livestock to satisfy the greed of the Western diet. Our diet is something we have complete power over and what we choose to fuel our bodies with can make an enormous impact. Changing what we eat is the single biggest change we can make to be kinder to the planet.
Continue reading “A diet to save the planet”