Over the last few months, we have decided to make a few changes to the way we live, and one of those changes has been slowly replacing our disposable products with reusable versions. The amount of waste we produce is becoming a huge problem for our planet. While switching to reusable sanitary products doesn’t seem like a huge step, the average person uses over 9000 tampons in their lifetime. That is a LOT of tampons. Tampons are virtually indestructible too, they have to […]
In November we started a journey to a more sustainable lifestyle, but our journey was put on hold a little when my dad died at the very end of the month. January has been our first month with any kind of normality and thought it would be nice to document our progress as we go from an average UK household, to a more sustainable one. One major factor in our decisions is the cost. We are a one-income family who are working towards […]
There are lots of ways to use white vinegar in your home, but did you know it can be used as fabric conditioner? Fabric conditioner can be expensive and coats your clothes with chemicals. The chemicals help them feel softer, reduce static and add artificial fragrance. White vinegar is a natural alternative that is kinder to the environment, cheaper and leaves behind no residue. White vinegar also acts as a softner, its deodorising properties help freshen the scent. Don’t worry, you won’t end […]
This last week has felt much more ‘normal’ than any other week for the past six weeks. It’s taking a while to get back into a routine after Christmas, and the children are still expecting later bedtimes, their own food orders for lunch and generally being able to potter about doing whatever they feel like. While none of that is horrible, we need a better routine for the faster-paced school days and […]
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Plastic is found everywhere you look, it’s unavoidable. From your car keys, mobile and computer, to milk cartons and your toilet brush.
Infact an astounding About 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced globally each year. Not all plastic is recyclable, and of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste used by consumers in Britain in 2015 only a third was recycled.
Plastic recycling itself is a bit misleading.
“As you sort everything […]
This Christmas hasn’t been very festive at all. My dad died at the end of November, his funeral was mid-December. We were still clearing at his home and business just before Christmas. I was desperate for some closure, and I hoped that getting as much done before Christmas would achieve that, but it didn’t. I am not sure if its partly to do with the distant relationship I had with my Dad, […]