How to Reduce Your Plastic Use While on Holiday

In 2018, UK residents spent £45.4 billion on oversea visits, while oversea residents spent £22.9 billion on visits to the UK. When there is that much money being spent, it’s clear that people love to travel. But not every aspect of traveling is positive.  One of the biggest problems with travel is the increased plastic waste it... Continue Reading →

Holiday carbon handprint

Last year we travelled by Euro Tunnel to the north of France and camped in the sweltering heat with a toddler, it was hard work even though amazing. This year we've decided to come to Thailand for our holiday, but we also still want to try and enhance our Carbon Handprint and reduce our environmental... Continue Reading →

My carbon offset

In a few days my family and I will be going on holiday. Our destination - Thailand. I have very mixed feelings about our trip, on one hand I'm so excited that we're going to such a beautiful and welcoming country, on the other I feel absolutely rubbish about the fact that we will be... Continue Reading →

I will be heard!

In a previous blog I explained that before deciding to stop using a certain company/bank/product because you don’t agree with their environmental or ethical policies, you must let them know why you will no longer be using their products, otherwise they may think that you've found a cheaper alternative or it's due to poor service.... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmed by the climate crisis

The climate crisis is scary, the more I read and learn about it, the more depressed I sometimes feel. I can even feel overwhelmed and useless, that it's too late to change, and I don't think I'm the only one. BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE! There is so much we can do, and you don't... Continue Reading →

Washing with Castile Soap

Around half the people in the UK don’t recycle bathroom waste such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles. Therefore buying products with less packaging or no packaging at all makes a big difference. I thought it would be a good idea to make my own, so bought some liquid Castile Soap as it can... Continue Reading →

Quarterly Review

It's been nearly 3 months since I decided to reduce my families carbon footprint, and I thought I'd write a little review on how we're getting on, and what I've learnt. In the UK, 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year, which includes 13 billion plastic bottles. Unfortunately only 7.5 billion are recycled, the remaining 5.5 billion... Continue Reading →

How “green” are eco products?

Despite the amount of evidence provided, it's fair to say that there is a small amount of people will not change their minds about climate change and continue to buy items that damage our environment. However, misleading information provided with the best intention can also be damaging. Swapping a branded toxic product for an Eco... Continue Reading →

Shaving off carbon from my grooming routine

Finally my last disposable razor blade cartridge has given me all the usage it can, so instead of getting the same ones again, I've bought myself an old fashioned safety razor. I have two reasons for making the switch, my main one is obviously the environment but money also plays a part. In 2017, approximately... Continue Reading →

Review – Plastic Free Toiletries

Last month I went to Lush to buy some items in order to start my plastic free bathroom adventure. The Shampoo Bar - 10/10I chose Honey I Washed My Hair as it smelt lovely. I only need a few of rubs on my hair as it really lathers up!  My hair feels soft and clean, and my... Continue Reading →

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