A Conversation about Food Waste

A few months ago a good friend recording this conversation about food waste (40mins long) with Jess from my local zero waste grocery store The Good Neighbour in Dublin 14 and my good friend and fellow zero waster Kalpana Shanker. We did if for two reasons, 1 as a test for a podcasting series andContinue reading “A Conversation about Food Waste”

Bottled Water versus Tap Water

I wrote this blog post after I was (rightly) challenged on some of the sources of my arguments about bottled water. I’m often heard saying that one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to give up bottled water and that tap water is just as good – if not better –Continue reading “Bottled Water versus Tap Water”

Are Instore Clothes Bins just Greenwashing?

I’ve always wondered about these little babies. On the face of it they seem like a good thing, right? But in my experience looks can be deceiving and well intention initiatives can have unintended negative consequences. Is that the case here or am I just too cynical.  Well lets look at them in a bitContinue reading “Are Instore Clothes Bins just Greenwashing?”

Eco Foklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings

Since I’ve been writing this blog I’ve learned a lot about the difference between the theory of sustainable living and the reality. In our increasingly interconnected world nothing is straightforward and the distance between us and the nexus of events makes it so distinguish truth from spin. It’s a greenwashers dream!  This might be whyContinue reading “Eco Foklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings”