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 Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings

Since I’ve been publishing this website 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 difficult to distinguish truth from spin. It’s a greenwasher’s dream!  This mightContinue reading “Eco Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings”

Free & Easy Steps to Sustainable Living

I often hear the argument that living ethically and sustainably is really only achievable if you’ve lots of free time and even more disposable income. I think this is often true, particularly if you’re measuring yourself against the picture-perfect lifestyles depicted on social media, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are someContinue reading “Free & Easy Steps to Sustainable Living”

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics 2022

Ireland is slowing waking up to the problem of plastic waste. This is a good thing, particularly if it encourages to reduce our creation of it. But has it? I’m worried that we’ve just swapped our addiction to recyclable or compostable plastic instead. I’ve written before on why recycling isn’t the answer, so in thisContinue reading “Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics 2022”