Products and Providers

Fairtrade

Today is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight (22 Feb -7 March 2021) and so I am currently doing an audit of my weekly food shop to make sure that wherever possible I am buying Fairtrade certified products. I hadn’t previously thought of Fairtrade products as being that important in the fight against climate change however …

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Eco Containers

As a small break away from my Veganuary focus this month, I thought I would just share these fab containers that I have found for storing my left-overs and batch cooking. They are made from 100% food grade waste plastic, come in a range of sizes, are BPA free, dishwasher and freezer safe and are …

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Trousers

It is always a nice surprise when I find sustainable choices easy to find in a mainstream High Street shop. My latest discovery has been the H&M Conscious clothing range. Having been unable to find the hand-me-down trousers for my youngest and my eldest son’s legs suddenly growing, I have recently had to buy some …

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Pans

Apparently my cooking technique of heating everything at full power and then ignoring it until it burns/overflows is not the best way to care for my pans (let alone the food)! My recent utter boredom with cooking has therefore unsurprisingly meant I that have managed to kill off more than one of my non-stick pans …

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Door Curtains

Step away from the shiny polyester! As if choosing a curtain fabric wasn’t hard enough, trying to avoid unsustainable fabrics takes it to a whole new level. It is estimated that heating a home accounts for about a third of a household’s carbon footprint, and so this year I decided to add some extra insulation …

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“New” Shoes

“New” shoes!!!!! Well new to me. This is my latest second-hand triumph, which also conveniently saved me from my new shoes dilemma. As I am now in a permanent “make do and buy less” mode, I wasn’t actually planning on buying any new boots this year. However, as the zip on my old winter boots …

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Every Vote Counts

The current US election has been an important reminder for me as to the power that an individual can have. Every Vote Counts. I find it really reassuring that such a small and simple action can have such a huge influence on the world that we live in. This doesn’t just apply to voting in …

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Mask Systems

Following on from my previous post back in July about re-useable face masks, I thought I would give a quick update as to the routines that I have adopted to ensure that the way I am actually using the masks is sustainable too! First of all, as much as I have been trying to limit …

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Rescuing Fruit and Veg

I am so excited to have found a fruit and veg delivery service that is fighting one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Food wastage. As the scale of this issue has been exposed over the last few years, supermarkets have been gradually introducing ‘wonky’ ranges that are supposedly addressing the issue of less …

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Alarm Clock

Can I go to bed yet? After more than 5 months of not needing an alarm clock I have to say that the last two mornings have been a bit of a shock. Unfortunately, my alarm clock broke quite a while ago (changing the time randomly and the alarm being unhelpfully silent). So for these …

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