Sustainable Shopping: An Oxymoron?

Okay, so I’m always harping on about the dangers of being swept away in the aesthetics of the Zero Waste ‘lifestyle’,  with its shiny stainless steel bottles and cotton produce bags in muted tones. After all buying ‘stuff’ is an anathema to sustainable living.  All of that still stands but sometimes investing in a fewContinue reading “Sustainable Shopping: An Oxymoron?”

Sustainable Ethical Fibres and Fabrics

The whole issue of sustainability and ethics in relation to fibres and fabrics is very very confusing and constantly changing. This post started as a paragraph in a post about ethical clothing but as I learned more and more about the area it was clear that it warranted it’s own post. I’ll keep updating thisContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Fibres and Fabrics”

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics

In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about plastic waste in Ireland. I’m hoping that this is a sign of things to come and that we’ll soon be waving bye, bye to unnecessary, excessive use of plastic. Most commentators seem to agree that our use of plastic has got out of hand butContinue reading “Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics”

Why Recycling isn’t the Answer

Moving towards a Zero Waste Lifestyle has been a real eye-opener for me. I mistakenly thought that recycling was the answer to our global waste problem but having researched this area I’ve learned that this is very far from the truth. Recycling Leads to MORE Waste! The report ‘The Effect of Recycling versus Trashing onContinue reading “Why Recycling isn’t the Answer”