Greenwashing – What is it and why it’s a problem

The definition of greenwashing – When a company (and their product) claim they are doing more to protect the environment than they actually are.

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Recycling in the UK with TerraCycle

Since TerraCycle came to the UK in 2009, its recycling programmes have grown in popularity. The company boasts that 80% of us living in the UK now have a TerraCycle … Continue reading Recycling in the UK with TerraCycle

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Going Green – How You can Save Money

Going green and making small changes to your lifestyle is a great way to save you money and it’s good for the planet too.

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DIY Toilet Cleaner Bomb Recipe

DIY toilet cleaner bombs – Let’s be honest, no one looks forward to cleaning the toilet because it isn’t a fun job but it is one of those jobs that … Continue reading DIY Toilet Cleaner Bomb Recipe

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Sustainable Home – A book review

For Christmas, I was lucky enough to get a copy of Sustainable Home: Practical Projects, Tips and Advice for Maintaining a More Eco-friendly Household by Christine Liu. I really have the best friends!

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Reduce Your Household Waste Consumption

Our consumption has allowed us to create so much household waste that we have become a throw away society and we need to start reducing this.

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7 Eco-conscious Books For Children

There’s something really magical about reading and nothing makes me happier than seeing a child with a book in their hand.

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Safety razor – Product Review

Safety razors been around for well over 100 years and I’m glad many people are starting to return to the old way of shaving

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Why Switching to a safety razor is a great choice

Shaving is an area that is incredibly disposable but it’s also one of the simplest eco-friendly swaps you can make.

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9 reasons to eat seasonal food

Eating seasonally focuses on a produce that has been grown, harvested and finally ready for consumption shortly afterwards.

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Decluttering my clothes

Recently read about the environmental impact ‘fast fashion’ is having on the planet.

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Environmental Awareness Days 2021

Everyday there seemed to be an ‘International day of xxx’ or ‘National day of xxx’ and in 2020 there were quite a few that I had missed. So I thought I would do a calendar for 2021.

How I became greener in 2020

Being more active in my consumption, I was able to look at where I can become greener.

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Air Purifying House Plants

If you are planning to buy a houseplant, please ensure you do your research, especially if you have pets.

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Ditching tea bags

For someone who has always used tea bags the transition to loose tea wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be.

Plastic Recycling Symbols

Have you ever looked at a plastic bottle and seen a triangle with number? Ever wondered what they mean?

Reusing Water

During the summer, I hang my washing outside. There’s something really rewarding about being able to dry your clothes outside; they smell fresh and it’s free! However, during the autumn … Continue reading Reusing Water

Plastic in tea bags

Us Brits are tea-lovers. We love our tea; we have it with cakes, biscuits, toast and we can even go to expensive shops to have luxury ‘afternoon tea experience’.

Extinction: The Facts – review

My review on David Attenborough’s documentary that aired on the BBC called Extinction: The Facts.

My Local Zero Waste Shop

Last year, I found out there was a local zero waste shop in my town called Bare Bazaar and I was really excited about it.

Make Your Own Food Mesh Bags

I needed some mesh bags for my shopping but reluctant to buy them brand new. I’ve been trying to buy second-hand where I could and I had an idea.

Goodies from My Garden

Back in March, I wrote a blog called Busy in the garden where I intended to starting planting in the garden.

Green Infrastructure

For those who aren’t familiar with the term ‘green infrastructure’, this term relates to a network of multi-functional green spaces.

Things I No Longer Buy

Over the past year, I’ve become more aware of my carbon footprint which has made me make some changes in my life.

What I did for Plastic Free July 2020

For someone who has been making changes in an effort to reduce plastic use, I am embarrassed to admit I had never heard of Plastic Free July before.

Are we really killing the planet?

Due to human activity, we are accelerating climate change, I believe this to be true.

Carbon Neutral pledges by UK cities

UK Cities pledging to become carbon neutral

The climate has been a long standing issue, however, more recently, this issues has become more urgent and voices (rightly so) have become louder.


How Long Does Plastic Last?

As plastic has been woven into every part of our lives, I’ve made the assumption that majority of the rubbish is likely to be plastic


What’s the issue with Palm Oil?

Over the last few years I’ve seen articles and videos about Palm Oil and how it’s bad for the environment.

Ecobrick overwhelm

Ecobricks are plastic bottles that are filled with plastics that would usually go to landfill because they can’t be recycled. The plastics are cut into small pieces and packed tightly into the plastic bottle.

Homemade Mickey Mouse Cushion

I decided to repurpose an old duvet instead of throwing it out. Here’s what I did…

Say No To Balloons

Releasing balloons like this has a downside, it hurts the environment and wildlife.

Alternatives to Cling Film

If you’re thinking about moving away from cling film, here are some alternatives

Our Plastic Problem

We are familiar with images of where plastic ends up; in rivers, on landfill, in the oceans and wrapped around sea life, but it’s not often we see where it comes from.

Want To Understand Climate Change? Watch these films

Have you wanted to learn more about climate change? Here are some films I would highly recommend.

Can Shopping Receipts Be Recycled

Do you put your supermarket receipts in the recycling? Did you know they can’t be recycled?

The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic was aired in the UK on Earth Day 22nd April 2020. A moving film about where plastic ends up and where it begins.

16 Easy Ways To Go Green

Here are 16 easy peasy ways to go green

Will The Coronavirus Make Us Think Differently About Our Food?

Coronavirus has gripped the world, will it make us think differently about our food?

Have we forgotten the fight against single-use plastics due to the coronavirus?

Even though we are in a pandemic, have we forgotten we are still fighting another fight – Single-use plastics!

How to be eco-friendly during a lockdown

We are all isolating at home and using this time could really benefit the environment allowing you to make eco-friendly choices during this lockdown.

The Paddling Pool Water Problem

It’s Easter Weekend and the weather is glorious. The only problem we have is that the corona virus pandemic is stopping us from going about our normal lives. We are … Continue reading The Paddling Pool Water Problem

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Ready for planting with Easy Peasy Greeny

Busy in the garden

I love getting the garden ready for growing food. I’m still a newbie to this

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg – Book Review

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference for Christmas from a friend who knows me very well.

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My Carbon Calculator

This was something I was really looking forward to doing and I was curious how high (or low) my carbon footprint was compared to the national average.

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My First Litter Pick

My first even litter. It was cold and I couldn’t feel my fingers but it was worth it.

My first blog post

The reason I decided to start a blog is because I’ve been making small changes to my lifestyle in order to go greener. I don’t have the money to get … Continue reading My first blog post

My quest to be greener