What to do when your gas-guzzling tumble dryer fails you.
Goby the Fish is a positive way to engage kids in keeping our beaches clean.
I often wonder what traditional religions have to say about how we treat the Earth. It sometimes seems they miss the point about conservation and focus instead on how we should treat each other, our relationship with God, or the meaning […]
Is it possible to design a bathroom you don’t have to destroy just to replace the units? A sustainably-designed bathroom, in other words? I’ve got my own bathroom issues. We moved into a five-year-old house in 2015 and it didn’t take long to realise we’d want to replace the bathrooms. I know I’m spoilt but […]
We take something beautiful that isn’t even ours and trash it. We steal the Earth’s resources that are meant to provide for not just us but all generations. We poison the Earth without a thought for our children and grandchildren. Why modern economics is the oldest – and most inappropriate – thing I have in my house […]
It’s all about knowing when your possessions have had their day. Everyone has their own line to draw. Others would no doubt have got it repaired. On Sunday our 13-year-old TV packed up and I had to face the fact it was never going to work again. This was after several weeks of carefully rearranging […]
No one’s noticed a million rolls of plastic bags in our supermarkets? And why I like Lidl Everyone knows about plastic straws, everyone knows about plastic bags, but no one seems to have noticed about a million large rolls of plastic bags the supermarkets want us to wrap our loose fruit and veggies in. I […]
Also featuring “how not to cut yourself shaving” Last month I decided to go back to the safety razor, the same thing my father used, and quite likely his father before him. I stopped using plastic razor blades supplied by Gillette. The blade is stainless steel, and has been since 1965. Did my face become […]
Great to hear some positive environmental news from the cosmetics industry. L’Oréal USA has announced it plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities by using renewable natural gas (RNG). The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar […]
In search of zero waste … sports gear Last week I looked at fashion, in particular my business shirts, and what was available in zero waste. This week I pick five zero-waste sportswear candidates. I was shocked to discover how plastic-based fibres like polyester find their way into our oceans just by washing them. So […]