My counter tops aren’t stripped bare; I don’t have a cupboard full of matching glass containers with chalkboard paint labels, or wooden scrubbing brushes, or bamboo travel utensils, or matching produce bags/tea towels made from organic cotton. Phew. That feels good. Go ahead, take a moment to view me as some kind of zero waste… Continue reading I do not own a single mason jar.
Once was a time when women welcomed and celebrated the new moon, where they came together to support one another, share wisdom and feast. Then came the times where no-one spoke about menstruation, where it was swept away on a tide of bleached plastic/cotton and ladies wearing white jeans, riding horses… Lucky for us the tides… Continue reading That Time of the Month?
We started our reduced waste journey quite accidentally a few years ago now when I replaced our kitchen roll (paper towels) with cloths. We had just started shopping in Costco and seeing these huge packs of kitchen roll coming into my house more frequently than I would like got me really frustrated. I remember thinking… Continue reading Cloths for the Kitchen
Unnecessary packaging can be a real pain but there are times when packaging is an absolute necessity, you won’t get far carrying loose lentils in your shopping basket, or saying “no packaging please” at the deli counter and having to walk home holding ham slices in your palm. Luckily there is an answer, you can… Continue reading Bring your own packaging
Tissues are scratchy, heavily packaged, and surprisingly expensive!Handkerchiefs are soft, un packaged, and super frugal! They are easily made of old clothes (tshirts, sheets, even socks!) And depending on the fabric you use, you may not even need to hem them. Of course you can buy handkerchiefs easily, charity shops are great places for pretty… Continue reading Issues with Tissues
Plastic comes in so many forms that we hardly even notice it day to day. It was even intruding on my lovely, simple drip coffee. I make ours this way everyday but was charging through paper coffee filters like it was nobody’s business! Andevery pack of coffee filters I bought came wrapped in cellophane. Well,… Continue reading If you like your coffee hot you should get a coffee sock
So you know when you go to the fruit & veg section of the supermarket and next to the banks of apples, pears, carrots etc there are little plastic produce bags? They are there for your convenience, to keep your lovely purchases from rolling around or worse still… touching veg of other types! Yesterday I… Continue reading Set your produce free!