Newsletter March 2020 Week 3

Sustainable Living Newsletter

I’m not due to issue another article for a week but then I had a brainwave. Why don’t I put all the lovely news items that I share on the Living Lightly in Ireland Facebook into a newsletter. Facebook hides a lot of unpaid post anyway and I know some of you have given up your Facebook accounts out of boredom or annoyance at Facebook’s data mining ways. This way you can get all your positive sustainable news in one place. You will be missing my own Instagram posts, and Facebook post so visit my accounts on Insta and FB if you don’t want to miss a thing!

I had intended to issue this in the morning but crazy college workloads, home schooling, and being under the weather put paid to that idea. I’m so behind I haven’t even posted a Mothers Day card. Eeek!

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How to keep hands in good order naturally

Europe announces a New Green Deal, which aims to transform the 27-country bloc from a high- to a low-carbon economy, without reducing prosperity and while improving people’s quality of life, through cleaner air and water, better health and a thriving natural world.

Lidl launch food packaging made from recycled plastic, some of which was taken out of the oceans

Boots launch tights made from recycled plastic

Building classrooms from plastic waste

Here’s a company taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and putting it into sodas! 

Puma has started making sportwear from plastic waste

New York bans the plastic bag

Gstar are now using cradle to cradle denim

Footlocker in the US are trailing a membership scheme that gives you access to exclusive goods if you do beach clean up and other or humanitarian causes

Why you need to stop buying ‘new’ low quality clothes now! Some great videos in this piece. Well done ITV

International Conference on Pollinator Conservation, May 20th, Limerick

In this online survey tell Kildare County Council Parks Section how they can best protect the environment and enhance biodiversity.

How soap kills the Coronavirus

Slave labour found in shoe factory that supplies Nike. To avoid supporting this check out my post on Sustainable Ethical Shoe Brands

Great tip on using raspberry canes to make edging for beds

Yearning for some colour in your garden. Here’s my suggestions for the best plants to choose. 

Aldi tells suppliers product packaging must be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 has put together a great searchable list of items that you might want to rehome /dispose of

Great list of companies to help you to repair rather than replace 

And now, just to leave you all smiling ……

A goat and his best friend



Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

4 thoughts on “Newsletter March 2020 Week 3

  1. for old bathroom pieces and other architectural salvage . Haven’t visited yet but am kicking myself that I didn’t look for an option like this when we needed a replacement sink


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