Have you ever thought about where all those used tampons and sanitary towels go? Have you wanted to think about it?? Well it's not nice. Water companies clear over 55,000 sewage blockages every year, and most are caused by the wrong things being flushed down the loo. But if you don't flush it do you bin it? The average woman can use between 8,000 to 17,000 tampons in her lifetime. That amounts to A) a lot of rubbish in the landfill and B) a lot of money. So what are the alternatives?
We spend a lot of time thinking about how we can be more green at home, but for most of us a vast majority of our week is spent at work. In a place where we usually have limited control over how green our lives can be.
Being green isn't just for humans you know. Here is a simple recipe for chemical and additive-free cat treats that they will love!
As ever, I am always looking out for more eco-friendly options in my daily life. This week my already eco-conscious choice of clothes detergent ran out so I've tried Soap Nuts and written a review on my first thoughts.
Remember that it is possible to be green and still enjoy going on holiday. But it's important to think about how you go and what you do once you're there.
This was my first attempt at being plastic-free for a whole month (See my original post here) and, as predicted, I ran into a few problems.
A garden transformation: from unhealthy lawn to natural, insect, bee and butterfly heaven! See the photo timeline here.
Making the switch from normal products to greener things may seem daunting, but, to be honest, there are easy exchanges you can make as soon as possible.
If you follow the green community on social media, you'll have seen the latest drive for a plastic-free July. The zero-wasters are promoting their cause by showing how it can be done for just one month (and then hopefully it will encourage participants to carry on throughout the year).
The kitchen has to be the most wasteful room in the house. It certainly is in our house any way. So I've been looking at ways to reduce our waste.