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.
In the green world words get thrown around to describe the different attributes of products but what do they mean? It's easy to get bogged down by the lingo and walk into a shop not really knowing what to expect. So I've put together a little glossary of terms which will probably get extended and added to over time to include new terminology I learn as I'm going along!
The journey to going green isn't easy, the steps you can take are simple but, as with any journey, you will face challenges along the way. I've only just started out and already I'm finding difficulties I did not anticipate! Here is the 5 main challenges I have found so far:
Let's just take a moment to have a really close look at H&M and their CONSCIOUS range. Is H&M a conscious, ethical supplier or is it just another 'trend' to get more of their target market shopping in H&M!?