Sustainability: A Holistic Approach

The cost of doing business should not be the Earth. Sustainability is a word that gets thrown around casually, as if it’s something you can retrofit into your business – a ‘nice to have’. What do we really mean when Continue reading Sustainability: A Holistic Approach

Review Of The Year Without Supermarkets

I went a year without shopping in supermarkets. What did I learn from the experience and would I go back to my old shopping habits? Continue reading Review Of The Year Without Supermarkets

The Joy Of Shopping Slow

Shop slow. Vote with your pound

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 Continue reading The Joy Of Shopping Slow

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 Continue reading How Do We End The Culture Of Waste?

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 Continue reading The Regular Life Audit

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 Continue reading Alternatives To Plastic Packaging

Consumers Want Less Plastic Pollution – What Can Supermarkets Do?

A picture can say a thousand words…. That’s a lot of plastic pollution right there! I picked this one up from Greenpeace’s Social Media and it says it all – but I’m still going to qualify it with my own Continue reading Consumers Want Less Plastic Pollution – What Can Supermarkets Do?

I Just Bought Some Expensive Leggings and Here’s Why

expensive leggings

I just spent ¬£25 on a pair of leggings. I could have spent more if I was label or fashion conscious, but already this is more than I have ever spent on a single pair of leggings!   Finding Your Continue reading I Just Bought Some Expensive Leggings and Here’s Why

A Year Without Supermarkets – Why I’m Doing it and is it Possible?

At Christmas, while shoppers were picking up 9p veg, as supermarkets were in a price war for the lowest cost possible for Christmas dinner, I found myself enraged… Why? Because food shouldn’t be that cheap. An unpopular opinion, perhaps, but Continue reading A Year Without Supermarkets – Why I’m Doing it and is it Possible?

Proverb Refillable Deodorant: A Product Review

deodorant testing

I received a lovely email, offering me a free¬†Proverb Refillable Deodorant to test and blog about. I’m always pleased to see innovative sustainable products and happy to test them out. Why I Said Yes? Who doesn’t enjoy a freebie! But Continue reading Proverb Refillable Deodorant: A Product Review