The Better Planet Project – BetterYou: Plastic Petition

#AD Here in the UK, recycling suffers from a bit of an identity crisis. Each local council has its own rules, regulations, and resources regarding kerbside collection, and there is a lot of confusion around what can and cannot be recycled, and where. This is especially true of plastics in my experience. Some plastics can … Read more

Eco Made Jeans: Review

Eco Made Jeans: Review

As with the other areas of my life, I try to adopt an eco-friendly approach to clothing wherever possible. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, I need some new additions to my wardrobe (as much as I still love my oldest favourite jeans, I bought them in Las Vegas back before I was … Read more

Did I Manage A Plastic-Free Birthday? #ZeroWasteWeek

So on Friday, for the final challenge of Zero Waste Week, I tried to manage a plastic- free day. Actually, I tried to manage a zero waste day! But how did I get on… Day Out Struggles We went to a local farm for a day out. We had a lovely time feeding the animals; … Read more

Food and Drink: Reducing Plastic in the Kitchen

I made a mistake today. I made a wrong assumption, when I should have checked to be sure. I usually ask the right questions, but this time I didn’t. This arrived… This is what happened… I knew we wouldn’t get a chance to go out to buy plastic-free fruit and veg this week, so I … Read more

Personal Care: What Plastic is Lurking in YOUR Bathroom? #ZeroWasteWeek

Ok, so today’s Zero Waste Week question is… How could you reduce plastic in your bathroom? So now I get to tell you about some of the fabulous goodies we got from our local zero waste shop, The Refill Pantry, recently! They sell an excellent range of personal care items, which made it much easier … Read more

Welcome To Zero Waste Week!

Hooray, Zero Waste Week has arrived! I am so proud, and very excited, to be an ambassador for this inspirational challenge! This year the focus is on reducing our use of (unnecessary) plastics. Plastic has its uses. However, it is also designed to last for years, yet gets used for items that are only needed … Read more

Can You Give Up Plastic? (Just For One Day)

We can be heroes, just for one day… Tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June, is World Environment Day. You will hopefully have already seen the global game of tag in action to help raise awareness of plastic pollution and to highlight how easy it is to switch from single- use plastics to reusables. And now for the … Read more

#BeatPlasticPollution Tag – World Environment Day

World Environment Day is on 5th June and this year the topic is plastic pollution, with a global game of tag! So who’s ready to play?! How to Play The major issue of plastic pollution has been gaining much awareness lately, thanks to numerous documentaries and high profile campaigns. As we wake up to the … Read more

Project Green Challenge 2016: Aiming For Zero Waste

As part of Project Green Challenge by Turning Green, I have been collecting all the waste I have produced for the last 24 hours. I do aim to refuse, reduce and reuse; and feel I have done quite well with this! BUT there is plenty more to be done and there are a few things … Read more