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What can I do to reduce single use plastic water bottles?

What can I do to reduce single use plastic water bottles?

It was World Water Day on Monday. The aim is to celebrate water and to focus on the inequality of access to clean safe water.  We all need water fo...
How can I  reduce plastic food packaging waste?

How can I reduce plastic food packaging waste?

I recently ran a workshop in my day job on reducing waste and being more sustainable at home. The one thing most people wanted to reduce was plasti...
Is recycling really the answer to the plastic problem?

Is recycling really the answer to the plastic problem?

There has been a huge amount of media attention on plastic pollution in recent years. Everyone I speak to is aware of the problem and wants to take...
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...
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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....