Giving plastic free mouthwash a try

As part of reducing the amount of plastic in my life I decided to give a homemade mouthwash a try. The one I was using is cinnamon and clove based, so that was the kind of recipe I looked for on zero waste Facebook groups. Finding a mouthwash you like the taste of is important. Here […]

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Saving £200 on milk!

Why I use plant based milks The issues around milk from intensively farmed cows are widely discussed. This is not a post around the pros and cons of intensive dairy (or non intensive dairy) versus plant based milks. I had been cutting down my intake of diary based milk due to some of these issues, […]

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Where to food shop with less packaging

Following on from my last post “how to food shop with less packaging”, here are a range of options; Where can you shop in London packaging free? A few of the capitals offerings to wet your appetite. East Bulk Market – was a pop up social enterprise in Hackney stocking 300 bulk products. Just finished […]

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How to food shop with less packaging

The problem of plastic waste The scary fact is that every piece of plastic ever made (unless burnt) still exists in some form. That’s 60+ years of plastic and counting. With only 5% of plastic actually getting recycled in to something new. This fact goes part way to explaining how 8 million tonnes end up […]

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Find the zero waste lifestyle businesses where you live

There is a new app out on iOS (Andriod coming soon) to help people find their local businesses facilitating a zero waste lifestyle.  Simply called “Zero Waste App”. Includes categories for ; zero waste stores, ethical restaurants, menders, second hand clothes shops, composting facilities and farmers markets, all in your own town or city. Set […]

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“For fish’s sake London don’t drop litter” – a Thames Plastic Art Update

This is the tag line for Maria Arceo’s Future Dust project. The installation, made of plastic litter found in, and around the River Thames has been touring around London. Part of the Totally Thames festival. See my previous posts for more details about how I got involved with this project. The litter has scrubbed up well! My Visit […]

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Thames Plastic Art – Phase 3

Quick catch up Some of you may remember me cleaning plastic rubbish from the Thames. To read why, see my first blog post on this topic. Then there was the big event at Somerset House, for the plastic to be sorted by colour and type. Including the engagement of school children and the public. To […]

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Thames Plastic Art – Phase 2 

Public engagement with waste How to engage the public and school children on the issue of plastic waste in our waterways in a safe and engaging way? Bring clean (semi) clean plastic waste from the length of the river Thames to the Somerset House terrace. Mix in one very enthusiastic artist, a fantastic team, lots […]

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Cleaning rubbish in the name of art!

How and why I found myself cleaning rubbish This year I am aiming to volunteer for Thames 21 at least once a month. The clean up I had planned to attend for May was cancelled. I saw a request for help with cleaning rubbish collected on Thames 21 clean ups for an art project. This […]

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#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do? (Part 2)

Building on my post “What can your next hotel do? (Part 1)” I discuss some more initiatives hotels can perform to have a more positive impact on guests, staff, environment and local community. This list is in no way exhaustive. I fully acknowledge that every item is not practical, or possible, for every establishment. The aim is […]

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