The Weekly Grocery Shop – Can You Save Money and Still be Sustainable?

The rising cost of just about everything is unmissable at the moment, not least when it comes to the weekly grocery shop. But, is it possible to save money and still be sustainable? Yes… Make it from scratchMost of us have become rather lazy in the kitchen, leaning too heavily on processed, pre-prepared and overly …

Ten Tips to Help You Save Water

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Make no mistake, the water shortages faced in the UK this summer should not be dismissed as “just another hosepipe ban.” You only have to look around Europe to read headlines such as ‘Water Shortage Cripples Nuclear Reactors in France’, …

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 partner’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 25 …

10 Tips for a More Eco Friendly Christmas

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means just a little bit more. ”It’s not often that we quote the Grinch, but in this case, and perhaps at the moment more than ever, Dr Seuss’ fictional character is spot on. Ordinarily, Christmas is a magical time of year but it is also …

Keeping Your Laundry Clean and Green

Doing the laundry may not seem like a household chore laden with environmental issues but think again. Caught in a cycle Let’s begin with the simplest change of all. We have long been conditioned to constantly wash everything we wear and use. For example, according to Good Housekeeping, you should be washing your hand towels …

Going Green This Halloween – Tips for a Plastic Free and Eco-Friendly Fright Night

Scary stuff This time last year we appeared on a local BBC radio station talking about the environmental impact of Halloween. For example, in the UK alone, Halloween costumes and accessories are responsible for 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste, equivalent to 83 million plastic bottles. And, shockingly, 90% of the Halloween costumes we buy contain …

Rethinking Travel in a Post-Pandemic World

Last week, I read a piece in The Telegraph by TV personality and writer Victoria Coren Mitchell, on “the joy of proper British holidays,” and it got me thinking. In the same way that last year it felt so good to watch more and more people rediscovering and embracing nature, this year it has been …

S’wheat Launches ‘The World’s First Reusable Bottle Made from Plant-Based Materials’ – Join the Waiting List Now to Get Your Hands on ‘The World’s Most Sustainable Bottle.’

We’ve been keeping an eye on the S’wheat brand and its progress in the past couple of years so we were delighted when co-founder Jake Elliott-Hook got in touch to tell us more about S’wheat’s soon-to-launch new reusable drinks bottle, sold as ‘the world’s first reusable bottle, made from plants.’ Scotland-based S’wheat is the brainchild …

Why Not all Soaps are Clean and Green – Our Top Eco-Friendly, Natural, Vegan and Cruelty Free Soap Bars

According to Conservation: “From cradle to gate, liquid soaps [also known as handwash] require five times more energy for raw material production and nearly 20 times more energy for packaging production than bar soaps do.” “A recent study on the environmental impacts of soaps and their associated packaging found that bar soaps have a lower …

Our A-Z of Our Top Eco-Friendly Companies and Brands

It’s easy as A, B, C – right? Not quite. We think that it’s worth taking the time to ensure that any eco-conscious swaps you are considering are actually “better” overall than the current brands and products you are using. It’s too easy to make a “wrong turn” otherwise, or perhaps resolve one problem only …