Another Small Step

Good to see Waitrose jumping on the bandwagon and ending the distribution of takeaway coffee cups in their stores by autumn 2018. It's a small step but it will go its way to making carrying your own coffee cup the norm, just as carrying a reusable shopping bag now is.

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Ethical Decisions: Buy Secondhand

Does new have to mean new? Why not new-to-you? Check out my definitive guide to buying secondhand, including where to buy and what to look for.

Thoughts on New Year: 2018

Here it comes again, the new year: New intentions set, new plant on the window sill, new yoga mat and new belly from all the festive food! We find this time of year very refreshing in the GreenandRose house. As new things come into our lives, old things are removed.

5 Essentials For Your Sustainable Party

Who doesn't love a good party? The thing about being less wasteful is that it shouldn't mean you can't still have fun! But instead of plastic, polluting balloons and single use cups why not go more classy? Get the real wine glasses out, make some punch from locally-sourced fruit and party like it's 1999 (except with composting, curbside recycling and fair trade)!

DIY: Beeswax Wraps

What could be more wasteful than wrapping your food in a temporary piece of unrecyclable plastic? That's what cling film is. Use this DIY to make one of the most handy zero-waste items in my kitchen!

Wedding Stationery

One of the things ubiquitous with weddings is stationery. From save-the-dates to table plans, paper is used everywhere. This is one of the first eco-friendly things we are thinking about for the wedding.

Mindfulness & Green Living

Mindfulness and green living go hand-in-hand for me. ย The definition of mindfulness (according to Google) is "the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something." There are so many aspects of green living which can be thought of as mindful.