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”

Christmas – Handmade Presents

When it comes to handmade gifts the most important bit of advice is to not overload yourself with making handmade presents for everyone. Just pick one or two, otherwise come December you’ll resent what seemed a very clever idea in November. With that in mind here’s some ideas on what to make.

Origami Money Gifts

I used to buy kids presents in advance and have a little ‘present box’ so that i wasn’t dashing to the shops every time my kids got an invite to a party. As I’ve moved towards Zero Waste I’ve given up on this. I no longer feel comfortable supporting the production of non-recyclable plastic toysContinue reading “Origami Money Gifts”