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 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

5 Ways To Make Your Travel More Sustainable

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

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 Sustainability Books To Read This Year

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

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