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Sustainable Living: swapping tampons for the menstrual cup
Lifestyle

Sustainable Living: swapping tampons for the menstrual cup

Did you know? 91% of our plastics don’t get recycled and are essentially waste. This suggests that our current recycling methods don’t work, that the recycling technologies we have are failing us, the planet, and our future. As much as this terrifies me, it’s motivating me to change my habits, to exit the take-make-dispose consumer cycle in as many ways as possible.

Here are a 3 of the unexpected swaps I’ve made to simply not create the waste in the first place, which I’ll be sticking with in the long term. Continue reading

Shop Small: handmade pants made with recycled fabric by Casa del Duende
Fashion / Lifestyle

Shop Small: handmade pants made with recycled fabric by Casa del Duende

As part of my effort to live and shop more sustainably and more ethically, I’m questioning all of my purchasing habits – what is it made of? where is it made? who makes it? – and making a concerted effort to vote with my wallet and spend where I’m going to do the planet the least amount of harm*. I haven’t always got it … Continue reading

Changing my approach to fashion: shopping more sustainably
Fashion / Lifestyle

Changing my approach to fashion: shopping more sustainably

In the past year I’ve noticed a strong trend for more sustainable shopping practices, from brands expanding recycling schemes to major corporates backing Loop: a TerraCycle solution to close the loop on hard to recycle materials. I also find it interesting that at the same time, decluttering guru Marie Kondo has been rising to fame – most notably with her binge-worthy Netflix series. I can only gather that the majority of us buy, give, and receive much more stuff than we truly need. Continue reading

Travel Diary: Lake District’s Ullswater, Aira Force and Bowness-on-Windermere
Adventures

Travel Diary: Lake District’s Ullswater, Aira Force and Bowness-on-Windermere

Living in Britain, the Lake District seems to be one of those places where everyone has visited. From childhood holidays to cycling outings and everything in between, I felt like I’d missed out on a key life experience each time a colleague came to the office with Grasmere Gingerbread and everyone else gathered ’round to reminisce … Continue reading