Sustainability


The Joy Of Shopping Slow

At the end of last year, I had a moment or pure frustration when attempting to buy a few bits in Asda. EVERYTHING I needed was only available in single use plastic. Including the bread that I watched a baker take from a cooling rack and put straight into plastic […]

Shop slow. Vote with your pound

How Do We End The Culture Of Waste?

This infographic about minimising waste popped up on my Facebook feed and I had to share it. We are all consumers and we all have power. Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise! Waste – It’s Not About Recycling Minimising waste in not the same as responsibly disposing of […]


Act Local Think Global – Thoughts on Sustainability

Sustainability. What does that word mean for you? As a wordsmith, that’s always an intriguing question for me. Here’s what the Cambridge Dictionary has to say on the subject: Sustainable, a definition A core constituent of everything I do is ‘sustainable enterprise for sustainable living’ – but sustainability means different […]

Break the chain of plastic polluters

My Big Plastic Count Results

Did you do the Big Plastic Count last week? My results are in! 69 pieces of plastic in the Morse house and 49 of them were cellophane wrapped packets from our Gousto boxes. I’m disappointed that ONE place is responsible for the vast majority of plastic waste in our house. […]


The Regular Life Audit

‘Our lives should be in constant audit’ – Chris Packham Making informed choices about what we consume and how we lead our lives can be overwhelming and exhausting. It’s an uphill struggle when you do all you can to make an informed decision yet the choice just isn’t available to […]


Alternatives To Plastic Packaging

I’m not going to pretend to know anything about materials science. I’m not a packaging expert. But as nothing more than a conscious consumer, I know there are better, sustainable, alternatives to single use plastic. I’ve seen them, I’ve bought them, I use them. This is one of those blogs […]


Break the chain of plastic polluters

A Life Without Technology – How Far Would You Go?

In the pursuit of living a sustainable, accountable and ethical lifestyle, some people are prepared to go much further than others. Mark Boyle, The Moneyless Man, went a whole year without using any money. His book is fascinating and makes you realise just how dependent everything in our lives is […]