The Last Brush

My electric toothbrush of 4 years finally took its last brush. It had served me well, my filling-free mouth being proof. As a minimum two-brushes-per-day person I knew I needed to order a new toothbrush as soon as possible. But it dawned on me; how do I dispose of it ethically? Discarded electric items, also… Continue reading The Last Brush

A Guide To Plastic Free July

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as the rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world's ability to deal with them. So how bad is the plastic problem? As of 2018, approximately 380 million tons of plastic is produced worldwide each year[1]Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been… Continue reading A Guide To Plastic Free July

Zero-waste living wasn’t for me

My sustainable living journey began with educating myself on the significant environmental issues impacting the earth. Unfortunately, I did not preempt the opening of Pandora’s box. Climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, pollution and soil degradation were only the tip of the iceberg. In my own doing, I was inundated with bleak reports, statistics and… Continue reading Zero-waste living wasn’t for me

I Love Herbs, But It’s Not Reciprocal

Every time I go to do the shopping I buy herbs. Coriander is my top contender, followed closely by thyme (rice and peas are a frequent dish in my house). Now buying herbs is hardly considered an arduous task however, I always find myself in the same conundrum - to buy the pre-picked bunch OR… Continue reading I Love Herbs, But It’s Not Reciprocal

Saving The Environment, One Email At A Time!

How many times have you opened an email and thought ‘I don’t know why I’m included on this?’, well now you have the perfect justification to remove yourself – saving the environment! Each activity performed online, including sending and receiving emails, emits carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere[1]. These CO2 emissions arise as a byproduct… Continue reading Saving The Environment, One Email At A Time!

Sustainable Fashion Labels I’m Loving!

Living in lockdown brought back the simplicity of wearing a school uniform. I wore the same few outfits (and by outfits I really mean tracksuits, jumpers and leggings) on rotation for over a year. For the most part, I enjoyed not having to use precious brainpower to decide what to wear each day, however just… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion Labels I’m Loving!

Sustainable Living Reads for Spring

Reading has always been my favourite way to pass time. It allows you to be transported to other cities, eras and even worlds. It is also a great way to learn new skills, and it opens you up to new ways of thinking. Over the past few months I have picked up a few books… Continue reading Sustainable Living Reads for Spring

A Guide To Sustainable Fabric

The global fashion industry has a far-reaching impact on the natural environment, from the extraction of raw materials to the production, distribution, wear and disposal of clothes. As the world’s population increases to a projected 8.5 billion people by 2030, annual global apparel consumption is anticipated to rise by 63%, from 62 million tonnes today… Continue reading A Guide To Sustainable Fabric

How To Keep Your Favourite Clothes Forever (or close to it)

Clothing manufacture and sales in the UK is still the fourth largest pressure on our natural resources after housing, transport and food. [1] It is estimated that, in the UK, the average lifetime for an item of clothing is 2.2 years. By extending the lifespan of just 50% of UK clothing by 9 months could reduce… Continue reading How To Keep Your Favourite Clothes Forever (or close to it)

Fish are friends, not food.

After receiving many recommendations from friends, I watched the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. British filmmaker Ali Tabrizi uses the one and a half hour documentary to enlighten viewers of a raft of harrowing truths about the seafood industry. Finding 1: The war on the straw Ali quickly dismantled the impact of the famous campaign against the… Continue reading Fish are friends, not food.