The UK has a problem with food waste. Here are some statistics I found on the government website: We waste around seven million tons of food every year The average household throws away £470 worth of food per year Bread, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods Businesses are guilty too – the manufacturing … Read More
Many of us are uncomfortable about buying second-hand. We fear that used items will be in poor condition, or are squeamish about using someone else’s castoffs. Often, we only buy second-hand when we need to save money. But I think buying second-hand is very important for a variety of reasons – so much so that … Read More
Plastic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. But what happens to these products when they are discarded? It’s common knowledge that ordinary plastic either doesn’t biodegrade or takes a very long time to do so. This has made plastic pollution an increasingly troubling problem. It looks ugly and kills animals which mistakenly ingest it – … Read More
Sustainability means recognising that our resources are limited
Litter is just a symptom of a bigger problem
Preventing waste by making use of things others throw out
A change in our attitude to plastic packaging is long overdue.
In a previous post, I discussed our disposable culture and its impact on our planet. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such a massive issue, but there are many things we can do to reduce waste and reduce our impact too. Here are some examples. Ditch the disposables Replace the disposable products … Read More
My thoughts on the link between consumerism and our disposable culture.