Hearing about Share Fairs I want to throw off my money clothes and run naked into a glorious new world. Here’s why

What’s happened in the past week? I went to the Horsham Repair Cafe, and became a sharing newbie. This got me thinking about money, its place in my life and what life would look like without it. Well, a life with less really (not that it makes any difference to the taxman).

No more of this money stuff for me. Well, at least not as much. I want to really share

At the Horsham Repair Café I met the inspiring Christine Sefton. Christine is Community Project Developer at the Eden Project. I was inspired by their ‘Share Fairs’ and the idea of community sharing.

Christine from the Eden Project (and me)

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10 billion recycled water bottles and a heap of trash

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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 I’m getting rid of my 100% polyester sports gear and I’m looking to replace it with something more sustainable. Continue reading “10 billion recycled water bottles and a heap of trash”

There usually isn’t an aisle marked “zero waste business shirts”

In search of zero waste: 5 ways to make your wardrobe zero waste

 

 

Every time I go clothes shopping I find myself facing lots of choices – all the wrong ones. I only buy new clothes when I feel my wardrobe is genuinely short, like I don’t have enough business shirts to last the week. What I’d like to get is organic cotton, minimum. What I end up being offered is non-organic cotton, at best. Or a polyester/cotton mix. Or even pure polyester.

This is what clothing stores are saying to me:

“buy us, it’s cheaper, it’s novelty, think how big your wardrobe will be”

This is what I want them to say:

“buy us, our clothes are zero waste and won’t hurt the Earth” Continue reading “There usually isn’t an aisle marked “zero waste business shirts””

The two most zero-waste smartphones you can buy

In Search Of Zero Waste

My mission: To find the zero waste economy

This week: Smartphones

guess which greenie?

There are two sorts of greenie: those who join co-operatives, buy all their produce at fair-trade markets and everything they own is bought second-hand, endlessly repaired or traded …

… and there’s people like me, who do some of that but still find themselves reaching for the Yellow Pages (now known as Google) and searching for “the right thing” to do. Which is zero waste. That’s what this series is about. Continue reading “The two most zero-waste smartphones you can buy”