More sustainable swaps

More sustainable swaps

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.

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Vegan Sweet Treats

Vegan Sweet Treats

Update: Convectionery have let me know their packets are made from cellophane, not plastic, and the bubble wrap they use is biodegradable. I’m happy to hear this, but I still think paper packaging would be best (especially to replace the biodegradable bubble wrap because biodegradable plastics don’t always equal environmentally friendly plastics).


Convectionery is an independent business creating vegan replicas of much loved, traditionally non-vegan sweet treats. I found them on Twitter just before they were about to launch and once they did, good reviews started appearing straight away. Since I was already on the hunt for satisfying vegan chocolate alternatives, I thought it’d be a good idea to give them a try. I much prefer the idea of eating something made by someone who is passionate, rather than buying a mass produced product. Whilst everything is a little pricier than the vegan confectionery you can buy in shops, it’s expected since they’re a small independent brand. On the plus side, they often offer discounts, social media giveaways and they even have a loyalty scheme (a nice touch).


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A diet to save the planet

A diet to save the planet

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.


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