Sustainable Ethical Toys 2021

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 2021”

Handmade Toys & Gifts

Halloween is over so I’m feeling kinda safe about writing a Christmas post 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”

Sustainable Shaving for Mother Nature’s Son

In recognition of the impending celebration of Fathers Day this weekend I’ve roped my husband into writing this week’s post. I hope you’re a Beatles fan because, inspired by a recent trip to Abbey Road, he’s peppered his post with song titles by the fab four! See how many you can spot. (Tip: there are 23Continue reading “Sustainable Shaving for Mother Nature’s Son”

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.

Support Sustainable this Christmas

Obviously the most sustainable gift would be one that doesn’t create any waste at all, like your time. Strangely this gift doesn’t always go down well with people, next in line might be the gift of experience. I’ve tried experience gifts over the years and they’ve been met with mixed feelings. Some have been tremendouslyContinue reading “Support Sustainable this Christmas”