Create less waste

The term Zero Waste is actually an industrial term referring to a Circular Economy and not just a lifestyle trend. This is where we design, manufacture, consume and recover without waste as an end product. Currently we have a Linear economy, which means we design with obsolescence in mind. Many people think that the term […]

Your Home is a Treasure Trove

I’ve always enjoyed old and vintage things so when becoming more sustainable, whichever form that may take –zero waste, waste free living or plastic free, when we find items that have been in existence since we were a child or remember our parents or grandparents using them, it can bring back fond memories. The above […]

Zero Waste Tea and Tea Bags

There is suddenely a buzz about tea bags.  It seems that there is also plastic in tea bags. Who knew? There is a clip doing the rounds on Facebook of a BBC2 video showing plastic being mixed with the paper of the tea bag.  It also is resource intensive in terms of the amount of […]

Plastic Free July

#plasticfreejuly is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. The movement started in Australia in 2011 and now people from all over the world partake in committing to not using single-use disposable plastic for a month thereby creating an awareness of the huge problem of plastics in our oceans and environment. Globally a million+ people partake from 130 […]

The 5’Rs of Zero Waste Living

My favourite Zero Waste champion, Bea Johnson has an excellent picture of an inverted pyramid in her book Zero Waste Home These principles outline Zero waste living: REFUSE – what we do not need This is the best way to reduce waste – by Saying No to Single Use Plastics such as Plastic Bags, Straws, […]