Following on nicely from my last few posts, my next big ethical decision is making from scratch. Such an important and thing to do when going zero waste or trying to be more sustainable is to look at the process that goes into making an item and to create something from the beginning for yourself. That may be making a recipe from scratch which may otherwise come out of a (non-recyclable) packet or sewing a craft instead of needlessly buying it online with wasteful postage and packaging.
A garden transformation: from unhealthy lawn to natural, insect, bee and butterfly heaven! See the photo timeline here.
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:
Making shelves sounds like a difficult job but with the right equipment and the right helpers you can make some magazine worthy shelves too!