What if I refuse plastic bags for my fruit & veg? 

No one’s noticed a million rolls of plastic bags in our supermarkets? And why I like Lidl

what we’ve never noticed millions of

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 don’t need to take this, I say to myself. I purchase 100 paper bags from the Paper Bag Company – how hard was that? My last supermarket trip crossed the line. Why don’t they supply paper bags in these days of real concern? Continue reading “What if I refuse plastic bags for my fruit & veg? “

Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup

Newsflash! It’s not all doom and gloom

Dear Planet, 

I agree – although there probably is somewhere, but totally uninhabitable

How’s your week been? I’m a bit disturbed. Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says the Earth will be a ball of fire in 100 years and we won’t be able to live on it any more. Is that true?

 Is it really that bad? Is it all bad news? Are we all disappearing down a giant black hole? Apparently not, not as bad as you think. Here’s a quick round-up … Continue reading “Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup”

Seven green alternatives to micro plastic

Microplastics: what’s the issue?

Wild nettle sandals – Wildweaves

It’s pretty devastating to realise the clothes we wear could be damaging ocean wildlife – and not only that, finding its way into the very food that sustains us.

So being an optimistic greenie I needed to find out which items are doing the harm, what we need to change, and what are the alternatives. Continue reading “Seven green alternatives to micro plastic”

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

a few soaks and I’m on the scrap heap – what a life!

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 soak came in. More plastic on the recycling heap? OK, it’s better than chucking it out but there must be a better way. Continue reading “I’m zero-wasting my life! Kicking the plastic bottle habit”