Sustainable Ethical Gifts

So for those of us who haven’t yet moved to a gift-free Christmas here’s another article in a series on sustainable ethical gifts. The list includes items made from existing materials, low or package-free items or gadgets to extend the life of stuff. If none of these float your boat there are more option onContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Gifts”

Sustainable Ethical Toys 2022

Toys generate a huge amount of waste in the world and in my experience it’s the hardest area to reign in, particularly if the horse has already bolted. Like most kids in the overdeveloped world mine have too many toys. This wasn’t done intentionally but they just seemed to pile up after birthdays and ChristmasesContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Toys 2022”

Handmade Toys & Gifts

Halloween is over so I’m feeling kinda safe about writing a Christmas article now. It may seem weeks off (7 and a bit to be exact) but if you’re hoping to make a few gifts this year you’ll need to get your skates on.  I don’t buy gifts for anyone outside of my immediate familyContinue reading “Handmade Toys & Gifts”

A Guide to Package Free Shaving Soap (2022)

In recognition of the impending celebration of Fathers Day this weekend I’ve roped my husband into writing this week’s article. I hope you’re a Beatles fan because, inspired by a recent trip to Abbey Road, he’s peppered his article with song titles by the fab four! See how many you can spot. (Tip: there areContinue reading “A Guide to Package Free Shaving Soap (2022)”

Christmas Wrap Eco-Style

This Christmas there is a new enemy in town; swaths of single-use wrapping paper. Why? Sure isn’t it recyclable? If you’ve read my post ‘Why Recycling isn’t the Answer‘, you’ll understand that recycling typically leaves us with an energy / resources deficit and isn’t a silver bullet to our waste problem. Plus a lot ofContinue reading “Christmas Wrap Eco-Style”