Newsletter – November 2021

Cop26 is over. So what did it achieve? Lots and lots of promises. Promises aren’t inherently good or bad. It really depends on whether they’re kept or not. Unfortunately the track record on promises made at previous COP meetings isn’t great. At COP21 in Paris governments pledge to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees butContinue reading “Newsletter – November 2021”

Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide (2021)

Now that it’s November I think it might just be safe enough to publish a Christmas article. I don’t like adding to all the consumption hype around this celebration, but until sustainability becomes the norm, having one requires a bit of planning, which starting early helps. This article is full of ideas for sustainable ChristmasContinue reading “Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide (2021)”

Newsletter – October 2021

Having spent the last week scrambling for bits and pieces to make very specific Hallowe’en costumes, I’m left wondering, where are all the second-hand costumes? Apparently we spend about €14 million on Halloween costumes in Ireland every year, but where do they go? My local charity shop told me that they sold out the firstContinue reading “Newsletter – October 2021”

Where to buy Second-Life Clothes in Ireland 2022

We all know that the fashion industry generates a huge amount of waste and pollution, with a report in 2018 citing fashion as the 4th most polluting industry in the world. What makes that statistic worse – as if that’s possible – is that every second a bin lorry’s worth of clothes are landfilled orContinue reading “Where to buy Second-Life Clothes in Ireland 2022”