Getting in touch with our green fingers and how this helps in the fight for zero waste

Getting in touch with our green fingers and how this helps in the fight for zero waste

One of my favourite things to do in the world is finding food in unexpected places. In England, you will often see Blackberries growing wild on the side of the road, and apple trees peppering gardens of an urban neighbourhood. The best thing about these ignored bounties is that they are pretty much organic, because [...]

Zero Waste Swap Review Part 5- Disposable Utensils Vs Reusables

Zero Waste Swap Review Part 5- Disposable Utensils Vs Reusables

When it was announced that France would be banning plastic cups, plates and cutlery from 2020 I actually did a little dance for joy (read article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-bans-plastic-cups-plates-cutlery-energy-transition-for-green-growth-a7313076.html). Unfortunately, the UK is pretty far behind other European countries when it comes to environmental laws and it doesn’t seem like this is coming into effect here [...]

Zero Waste Swap Review Part 5- Plastic Toothbrush Vs Bamboo Toothbrush

Zero Waste Swap Review Part 5- Plastic Toothbrush Vs Bamboo Toothbrush

General advice from dentist is to change your toothbrush every 3 months. That’s 4 new toothbrushes a year, and if we calculate the equivalent over 25 years, 100 plastic toothbrushes from just one human. Considering there are 8 million people in London, that’s 32 million plastic toothbrushes going into landfill from the population of London [...]

Zero Waste Swap Reviews Part 3- TISSUES VS HANDKERCHIEFS

Zero Waste Swap Reviews Part 3- TISSUES VS HANDKERCHIEFS

The rule of the game is, anything disposable is always going to cost you more money. Think about it this way; if you are buying something to immediately throw it away, you are literally throwing away your money. So aside from the environment, disposable items make no economical sense at all in our day to [...]

Zero Waste Swaps Review Part 2- Reusable Cotton Pads vs Traditional makeup wipes/ disposable Cotton Pads

Zero Waste Swaps Review Part 2- Reusable Cotton Pads vs Traditional makeup wipes/ disposable Cotton Pads

I have always been a cotton pad and makeup remover girl; after reading the controversy about face wipes and the damage they do to our skin 5 or 6 years ago, I have not put one on my face since. Not to mention the environmental catastrophe they create, particularly when flushed down toilets; wet wipes [...]