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
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 yearHalf of all plastics ever manufactured have been… Continue reading A Guide To Plastic Free July
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
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
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
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 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