Paintings from recycled plastic

Artnova, artworks from recycled plastic

While in the ancient Roman port of Caesaria we came across Artnova. Artnova make green art, soft paintings  from recycled plastics. I was amazed at how soft the fabric was – and of course how beautiful the artworks.

Artnova soft paintings

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

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

My recycled plastic kitchen clock and thermometer, courtesy The Eden Project

I came across this question on the Plastic Free Support group on Facebook. This question goes something like this:

“What’s the point of me doing all this if no one else is? What difference will my tiny contribution make?”


Wondering if your commitment is a bit OTT (over the top)?
Nah, don’t worry. With concerns like these maybe a support group is a good idea. Standing out from the crowd, challenging the status quo, maybe looking a little odd and wondering if one actually is odd. Continue reading “Think your plastic-free life won’t make a difference?”

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 one from a supermarket. It is true I have to be careful when carrying a bottle of wine under my arm … Continue reading “My plastic challenge: we’ll all be eating bottles soon”

Four inspiring ways to lose the plastic habit

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Love nature, get inspired, find solutions!

World’s most travelled man

You don’t protect what you don’t value, and you don’t value what you 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 environment ever since I was sixteen, and in this blog I want to increase awareness of the issues but especially some of the amazing solutions science and technology can offer. Continue reading “Four inspiring ways to lose the plastic habit”