Ditching tea bags

Following a program that aired on the BBC and the discovery how much plastic there are in tea bags, I am so glad I’ve made the change to loose tea. Firstly, I would like to state that I’m a tea-loving brit. I work from home and probably have about six cups of tea a dayContinue reading “Ditching tea bags”

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 and winter months, it’s a different story. I use my dryer. I’ve looked at other ways to dry clothes but it just didn’t work. IContinue 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’. When we’re sad we have a cuppa, when we are happy we have a cuppa, when we go to a friend’s house, guess what…we have aContinue reading “Plastic in tea bags”

Extinction: The Facts – review

This David Attenborough documentary aired on the BBC called Extinction: The Facts which explains the truth about the dying biodiversity. This documentary really didn’t hold back, it showed the upsetting havoc and effects humans have wreaked on the natural world. Unlike breathtaking images from his previous documentaries like The Blue Planet or Planet Earth, theContinue reading “Extinction: The Facts – review”

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. Since then, I had purchased some bits like a safety razor from them, ditching my plastic razor forever and made enquiries about refilling handwash containers, hair shampoo and packaging freeContinue reading “My Local Zero Waste Shop”

Make Your Own Food Mesh Bags

Over the last year, whenever I go to the supermarket, I make a conscious effort to avoid fruit and veg in plastic wrapping. Apart from wanting to cut down on my overall plastic, this all started with some lemons! I went into my local supermarket and, as well as making my usual purchases, I wantedContinue reading “Make Your Own Food Mesh Bags”

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. The things we buy have a carbon footprint; production, transport etc so I’ve stopped buying certain items I realised I personally didn’t need anymore Plastic Bottles I’ve actively refuse to buy drinks inContinue reading “Things I No Longer Buy”

What I did for Plastic Free July 2020

On the run up to July 2020, I started noticing the hashtag #PlasticFreeJuly. For someone who has been making changes in an effort to reduce plastic use, I am embarrassed to admit I had never heard of them before. Based in Australia, Plastic Free July started in 2011 and have an amazing website offering aContinue reading “What I did for Plastic Free July 2020”

Are we really killing the planet?

Before you start attacking me, just hear me out. Due to human activity, we are accelerating climate change, I believe this to be true. Global warming has occurred in Earth’s history, the difference is that we, humans, are accelerating it. But I began looking at it differently since I started studying for an BSc inContinue reading “Are we really killing the planet?”

How Long Does Plastic Last?

I recently saw pictures on the news of all the litter left on some UK beaches after a week long heatwave…during a pandemic! I, along with many other people, were dismayed and disgusted at the mess left behind by a lot of the beach visitors. I could only describe it as a sea of plasticContinue reading “How Long Does Plastic Last?”

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. I don’t know what palm oil actually is and how can something that is found in so many everyday products be bad for the environment. What is it? Where does it come from? What everydayContinue reading “What’s the issue with Palm Oil?”

Say No To Balloons

When you think of balloons, you think of party and celebration. No child’s birthday celebration, young or old, is complete without balloons. The different sizes, colours, shapes bring joy to people. Not only do we gift them for birthdays, but for new births, when someone is recovering, christenings. Balloons can be used at a timeContinue reading “Say No To Balloons”

Alternatives to Cling Film

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

The Story of Plastic was aired in the UK on Earth Day 22nd April 2020. I found the film to be incredibly moving giving us the story of not just where plastic ends up but also where it begins. Since the 1950s, plastic was seen as an incredible invention with multiple uses and since thenContinue reading “The Story of Plastic”

16 Easy Ways To Go Green

In the last year, I have actively changed my habits to go green but sometimes it’s not cheap. We can’t all afford solar panels on our homes or a brand-new electric car (or just a brand-new car for that matter) but there are things we can all do to take a step in the rightContinue reading “16 Easy Ways To Go Green”

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

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for Christmas from a friend who knows me very well. It’s not that often I write book reviews but as the subject is relevant today, I would like to make an exception. Plus, I really enjoyed it!! For those who don’t know (where haveContinue reading “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg – Book Review”