Many people are beginning to tire of the consumerism that now surrounds Christmas, and excessive consumption is damaging to both the environment and our wallets. But it’s perfectly possible to celebrate Christmas in a sustainable way – here are some tips to help you do just that.
Maybe you want to buy your loved ones useful, planet-friendly gifts that won’t end up in landfill. Or maybe you’re buying for a die-hard tree hugger. Either way, don’t despair – there are plenty of options out there.
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I find out where our waste goes after we flush it!
By now, many people are aware of the ‘no-poo’ movement, the practice of not using shampoo. There are countless testimonials from those who’ve tried it, claiming their hair is softer, shinier and healthier as a result. But they’re still in a minority, and it doesn’t look like the multi-million pound shampoo industry is going away … Read More
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
It’s something most vegetarians and vegans have heard before: “Why worry about animals when so many humans are suffering? Surely that’s more important.” This argument has obvious flaws – it’s possible to care about multiple issues, and besides, human superiority is a matter of opinion. Regardless, anyone who’s truly concerned about human suffering should eliminate … Read More
My thoughts on the link between consumerism and our disposable culture.