Increased disposable income, more affordable air travel, and technological advances have contributed to the growth of international and domestic tourism in the past decades. International tourist arrivals increased from 770 million in 2005 to 1.2 billion in 2016 and are forecast to reach 1.8 billion in 2030. Domestic tourist arrivals doubled from 4 billion in… Continue reading 5 Ways To Make Your Travel More Sustainable
I am a clean freak – nothing makes me more relaxed than a spotless home. However, my love of clean surfaces had frequently resulted in the abandonment of rooms due to the chemicals in the products I was using (Cillit mould remover I am looking at you). Additionally, the hazard labels on the back of… Continue reading Sustainable Cleaning: Tincture London
Cut down on food waste One-third of food produced globally is wasted; that is 1.3 billion tonnes of food that is never eaten – yikes! When food ends up in landfill, it decomposes without oxygen, releasing methane - a harmful greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere. To put its impact into… Continue reading 3 Ways To Make Your Kitchen Routine More Sustainable
My journey away from fast fashion began with minimalism. Rewind a few years; I was preparing to move countries for work for a second time. When you are forced to pack your whole life into two suitcases and maybe a box you have no choice but to be ruthless with what stays and what goes.… Continue reading Fast Fashion, No Thanks.
When trying to live a more sustainable life, educating yourself on current issues are is crucial. For myself, reading books plays a massive part in the education piece. Here are my top 5 recommendations - Happy Reading! The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac Goodreads rating: 4.2/5 Christiana… Continue reading 5 Sustainability Books To Read This Year
Recently I have been pondering to balayage my hair. With all the beautiful locks on Pinterest, it's hard not to be enticed to try something new. But I was curious to know how good hair dye is for us and what happens once the foils come off and the products are washed down our drains?… Continue reading How Eco-friendly Is Your Salon Visit?
With less than 50% of bathroom waste being recycled, therefore billions of pieces of plastic ending up in landfill, finding more sustainable and plastic-free bathroom alternatives is a must. Below are 5 easy swaps to your bathroom routine that you can make today! 1. Switch to Shampoo Bars. When I first heard of the shampoo… Continue reading 5 Swaps To Make Your Bathroom Routine More Sustainable
With an increased focus on mitigating climate change, and therefore people’s desire to live more sustainably, the use of ‘green’ terminology in marketing is rising. However, without globally consistent legal definitions the use of ‘green’ terminology is ripe for manipulation. So what are the most common ‘green’ terms used on the market? What do they… Continue reading Green Terminology – A Break Down
Until recently I had never thought much into anything to do with the loo. As long as the toilet cleaner and paper were good quality, and on special, that is what I would buy. However, after seeing “Who Gives A Crap” Toilet Paper (TP) at a friend’s place, curiosity took over and after reading what… Continue reading What’s the Issue with Tissue?
Disposable razors, although not quite a single-use plastic, is still a bathroom item that deserves to be reviewed under our sustainable living magnifying glass. With metal blades, a plastic handle, finally encompassed by a plastic case (that is like Fort Knox when it comes to opening), they are far from helpful in our war against… Continue reading Blades of Glory; The Rise of the Safety Razor