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How can you have your say on the future of single use plastics in Scotland?

How can you have your say on the future of single use plastics in Scotland?

Have you organised all your Christmas gifts? Perhaps you might consider one more? What about giving a gift to our beautiful planet? We are all maki...
How can I reduce food packaging waste at Christmas?

How can I reduce food packaging waste at Christmas?

We love food in this house. We spend a lot of time talking about, thinking about and consuming food! And I am very much looking forward to a lovely...
Is wrapping paper eco friendly?

Is wrapping paper eco friendly?

The short answer is a lot of it, unfortunately, is not. But we have some easy swaps to keep your gifts looking swell with less environmental impact...
Should I buy a real or artificial Christmas tree?

Should I buy a real or artificial Christmas tree?

If you REALLY want to buy one, it seems that a real one is more environmentally friendly but even better, why not make your own! Most of us have a ...
Tollbrae primary school, image courtesy of Niall Hastie

School set to pilot “Last“ anti-plastic Drive

A new programme is set to be piloted in a North Lanarkshire primary school to inspire the next generation to think about plastic and the environmen...
White circle on a black background with #startwithonething in the middle.

Start with one thing.

How can you make a difference to the planet when the problems are so complex and overwhelming?  Just start with one thing! David Attenborough’s lat...

Are reusable coffee cups safe in Covid times?

The simple answer is Yes!   Advice from the UK government states that it is up to individual businesses whether they allow the use of reusable cups...
Is it possible to wash dishes plastic free?

Is it possible to wash dishes plastic free?

There are many alternatives for the plastic laden kitchen sink, including our coconut dish scourers and bamboo pot scrapers. When my granny moved ...
War on Plastic

War on Plastic

I was really pleased last week to see that the BBC had produced another episode of War on Plastic, with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani....
What should I keep my reusable cutlery in?

What should I keep my reusable cutlery in?

I have been carrying reusable bamboo cutlery around with me for a few years but I’ve never found the right container for them until now! Our cutler...
Frightened Rabbit member swaps the stage for fight against plastic

Frightened Rabbit member swaps the stage for fight against plastic

Frightened Rabbit bassist Billy Kennedy is swapping performing for the fight against plastics in a new drive to end throw away culture. While the ...
Single use plastic food containers from takeaways bought during lockdown

Is our response to COVID-19 increasing plastic waste?

One of the few upsides of COVID-19 and lockdown has been the benefits to the environment. While we all stayed at home, empty roads, limited public ...