Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Save money, find cool treasures, and reduce waste – so much to love about second hand shopping. Resisting the urge to buy so many new ‘things’ Every little thing that we use and that we throw away in our lives has a footprint on the 

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Plastic is part of our everyday life. It’s only been since the 1960s that plastic has been in wide use, yet now it’s hard to avoid. There are hidden plastics in many surprising household items. As a material, plastic makes many things in modern life 

What are more eco friendly alternatives to cling film?

What are more eco friendly alternatives to cling film?

Try these 5 reusable alternatives to cling film Alternatives to cling film Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens. It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling film usually gets thrown in the rubbish bin, so 

Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge – What new habits can you start?

Take up the Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge and make a few small changes to your buying habits… Are you taking part in the Plastic Free July 2021 Challenge? Everyone is at different places in their relationship with plastic products and packaging. Maybe it feels 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Store and preserve any excess fruit and vegetables, to use in months when there isn’t as much to harvest from your garden. Storing your harvest is a great way to deal with surplus vegetables, for use in the months when there isn’t so much growing 

How to live a lower waste life – the basics

How to live a lower waste life – the basics

Here are 12 ways to live with less rubbish, and move towards a Low Waste lifestyle Living a lower waste life doesn’t mean giving up all your favorite treats and luxuries. It just means taking a more conscious approach to what you buy, and thinking 

Top 5 reasons to stop buying bottled water

Top 5 reasons to stop buying bottled water

Why do we buy bottled water? Bottled water has become an everyday convenience for many.  People buy it to drink on the go, at the gym, for guests at parties. Even when you are at home on your own, it might seem easier to grab 

Recipe: Easy Refried Beans

Recipe: Easy Refried Beans

Refried Beans, or Frijoles Refritos in Spanish Refried beans are the perfect side dish for any Mexican meal. They are an easy-to-make dish of cooked and mashed beans. I love the spicy taste and the texture. They are an inexpensive addition to a meal, so 

My Top 5 Eco-friendly Living Challenges

My Top 5 Eco-friendly Living Challenges

Challenges to living your most eco-friendly life Living with eco-friendly habits can throw you some challenges. There are usually a few areas that prove harder than others, often because of constraints around money, time, and all the commitments we have in our lives. There are 

How to make Compost – Step by Step

How to make Compost – Step by Step

Do you have a compost bin at home? If not, give it a go, with this guide to starting a compost bin Composting fruit and vegetable scraps and organic materials at home can hugely reduce the waste that ends up in landfill. Making compost from