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 Cleaning: Tincture London

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

3 Ways To Make Your Kitchen Routine More Sustainable

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[1] – 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

5 Swaps To Make Your Bathroom Routine More Sustainable

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

What’s the Issue with Tissue?

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?

Blades of Glory; The Rise of the Safety Razor

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