Feeling mislead by Lucas Papaw cream

I have been moving onto more natural skin products and make up for many years.  I try to think about where the product is made, who the parent company is, and what kind of packaging is used.  Without making my own products this is always a balance.  I find the Ethical Consumer scoring system very […]

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Bagging it up!

As the carrier bag tax in England is into its third month retailers are starting to see the huge difference that a 5p levy on plastic bags is making.  Tesco has reported an almost 80% drop in bag usage and M&S (who have been charging since 2008) have seen a 75% drop.  Wales, Scotland and […]

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Flying Away with Bottles & Coffee Cups!

With the strict rules about liquids on planes you could assume that reusable drinks containers are not welcome either.  This turns out not to be the case.  Your waste reduction ethics do not have to be left at the terminal door. Travel forums abound with people who take empty bottles through all manner of airports […]

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Fishy Goings On!

The challenge of tuna You may be surprised to know that the most well known tuna brands in the UK are not doing their part to help world fish stocks. In some cases have gone back on promises to reform. The Greenpeace Tuna League Table for 2015 makes interesting reading for the conscious consumer.  John West […]

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Paper or e-cards for Christmas?

The dilemma of Christmas cards As an aspiring minimalist, and someone concerned about unnecessary waste, physical Christmas cards have felt a bit wrong for a number of years.  However I felt a compulsion and societal pressure to do them. Every year getting them done by the respective posting deadlines (for friends & family overseas) was […]

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