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

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.

A Glass Of Water With A Hint Of Plastic, Please

When ordering a glass of water I am sure an added hint of ingestible plastic was not what you had in mind. Unfortunately, a recent study by the American Chemical Society confirmed that American’s who meet their daily water intake through only bottled sources may be ingesting 90,000 microplastics annually, with those who only consume… Continue reading A Glass Of Water With A Hint Of Plastic, Please

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