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I’m zero-wasting my life! Kicking the plastic bottle habit

How sustainable is my life? #1 This is where I start looking at my own life and making those small but vital changes towards sustainability. Let’s see what effect a few small changes can make. I’m going to start with plastic waste. The large plastic bottle in the image, left, is what my herbal bath […]

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Electric cars – why the doomsayers were wrong

Today I’m going to talk about two “bugbears” of environmental campaigners, plastic & motor cars. 1. Plastic Beauty product retailer Lush take back their plastic gift vouchers and melt them down to make other goods. They maybe only take a few pounds of plastic a year. But the point is, they are leading the way. […]

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9 reasons I’m getting all my stuff from Lush now

  We live in a commercial world. Very. Environmentalists and just about every other campaigner keeps telling me. So when I read about trendy companies like Lush, hear about them from all my female friends, pass by their store in my local town, I’m going to be a bit sceptical. This is because we also […]

Science & Technology

Why we should be more optimistic on climate change

A number of years ago I was at a friend’s house listening to records. “One day” he told me “you’ll be able to switch on your TV and choose exactly what film to watch, what music to listen to.” At the time, this was the most implausible, futuristic thing I’d ever heard. I need hardly […]

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Think your plastic-free life won’t make a difference?

Think you’re plastic-free life isn’t helping the planet? Read on.

Science & Technology

Battery powered cars – now who’s laughing?

Carmaker Volvo has fascinated the world by announcing yesterday that all Volvos launched from 2019 will have an electric motor. Wow! That’s a world away from the beloved Volvo tanks I used to own in byegone days. Meanwhile car-making giant VW has unveiled its all-electric research car with a range of 250km and even robots […]

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Is hard-nosed commerce the future of the sharing economy?

Is this what the sharing economy is all about? AirBnB is launching a new premium service aimed at providing a more hotel-like experience for the discerning traveller. I’ve noticed how private landlords have moved in on Airbnb lately as I use it from time to time for London workstays.

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My plastic challenge: we’ll all be eating bottles soon

My “Plastic Challenge” Diary There’s an art to refusing stuff. How you turn things down says a lot about you. Here’s what happened when I joined the plastic-free challenge in June. First, I made a real effort to turn down plastic bags when offered. How many? Not sure, but at least three from Marks and […]

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Four inspiring ways to lose the plastic habit

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Love nature, get inspired, find solutions! You don’t protect what you don’t value, and you don’t value what you’ve never experienced. – David Attenborough Absolutely, Sir David! It’s the power of nature to refresh and inspire us. Nature heals, it’s our home. Welcome to Inspirationalise. I’ve been concerned about the […]