The Environmental Impact of Toilet Paper – Are Recycled or Bamboo Loo Rolls the Answer?

The environmental impact of toilet paper The average British consumer uses 127 rolls of toilet paper (loo roll) a year, according to Statista. The Confederation of Paper Industries says that this equates to 1.3 tonnes of tissue annually across the UK. Worldwide every year, we go through enough toilet roll to wrap around the Earth’s …

Comic Relief Merchandise – It’s Just Not Funny…

Back in the early 2000s, we volunteered with Comic Relief twice, as a telephone pledge taker. It was a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Since 1988, over £1 billion has been raised to support those in need and no-one can argue with that incredible achievement. But, after three decades we were dismayed to see the recently …

The Wisest of Words – 15 of Sir David Attenborough’s Most Memorable Moments

With a career spanning an incredible 70 years and at the ripe old age of 94, Sir David Attenborough has dedicated his life to furthering our understanding of the natural world and helped all of us to fall in love with our wondrous planet many times over. It would be impossible to surmise his life’s …

Nature Photography at Home – a Relaxing Revelation

As William Shakespeare once said: “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” While we’ve been staying home and doing our bit, we’ve realised, more than ever, that you don’t even need to leave the house to enjoy and marvel at nature. We’ve always been keen amateur photographers but during this current lockdown we …

The Environmental Impact of Valentine’s Day – Show Our Planet Some Love

Roses are red, Violets are blue, ditch waste this Valentine’s Day, our planet needs you… If you’ve left thinking about your other half’s Valentine’s Day gift to the last minute, there’s good news and a get out of jail card with your name on it waiting. Every year in the UK we send more than …

Plastic Packaging: Which Supermarket Topped This Year’s League Table?

The events of the past year have inevitably pushed the plastic problem down the news agenda, whilst giving supermarkets fresh challenges to urgently address. But, as Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency’s’ (EIA) third annual report explains: “supermarkets still aren’t doing enough.” The report ranks the UK’s top ten supermarkets based on their progress in …

Recycled Ocean Plastic Sunglasses ~ Our Waterhaul Review

Item name: Sunglasses made from recycled ocean plastics Made by: Waterhaul Bought from: Waterhaul Description: Waterhaul is a social enterprise based in Newquay, Cornwall (UK) and already one of our favourite eco brands we’ve come across in the past year. Annually, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets and equipment are carelessly lost or unnecessarily discarded in our oceans.Ocean Cleanup’s …

Garden Birds – Give Your Visitors a Helping Hand This Winter

At the end of January, temperatures plummeted and the white stuff even made a brief appearance. But, when the snowmen have long since melted and the snowball fights are over, spare a thought for the wildlife in and around your garden this winter. Firstly, garden birds need a high fat, high energy diet at this …

Our Review: The Salty Herb Handmade Bath Bombs

Item name: Handmade bath bombs Made by: The Salty Herb Bought from: The Salty Herb Description: Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Salty Herb is a small skincare business, founded in 2019, selling products including bath bombs, bath salts and body oils. Their simple but effective mission is: “to encourage people in a fast paced world to slow down …

Our Review: Wild Sage & Co Soaps

Item name: Handmade soaps Made by: Wild Sage & Co Bought from: Wild Sage & Co Description: Based in Herefordshire, Wild Sage & Co is a small family-run business,  founded in 2013, selling handmade soaps and skin balms derived solely from natural ingredients. Their simple but spot on aims read: “We believe skin care should be …