By now, you’ve probably heard of menstrual cups, but you may be unconvinced by the idea. If that’s you, today I’d like to answer some questions that many people have about menstrual cups, and hopefully convince you to take the plunge and try one out! For those who are unfamiliar with menstrual cups, I’m going … Read More
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.