Happy Valentines day to my all my lovely subscribers! And on this romantic day what says love more than an article on waste? No? Not your cup of tea? As Mrs Doyle of Father Ted fame put it go on, go on, go on. This week I had the absolute pleasure of chairing a fascinatingContinue reading “Wasted Love Letter”
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?”
Since I’ve been writing this blog 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 distinguish truth from spin. It’s a greenwashers dream! This might be whyContinue reading “Eco Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings”
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.
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”