Walkers Crisps owned by PepsiCo have announced they will launch a recycling scheme. Customers can send their crisp packets back to TerraCycle who will shred them into plastic pellets which will then be used to create items such as trays and home furniture. This year customers began protesting against plastic waste be posting crisp packets […]Read More Walkers crisps launch a recycling scheme after public protest.
New to recycling, want to do more or even just make sure your items have the best chance of being recycled? With as little as 33% of recycling actually being recycled here are 10 tips to recycle effectively.Read More 10 easy recycling tips
The term “Fast Fashion” has been at the centre of TV and Netflix documentaries lately. What is it? Are you a contributor to the problem? Can you act to reduce the impacts of Fast Fashion?Read More How does fashion impact the environment?
Microbeads have a dreadful impact on our ocean and its inhabitants. What is a microbead and what impact does it have? How can I avoid them? What have governments around the world done to stop them entering our ocean?Read More What are microbeads?
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s a global problem that can only get better given the spotlight the issue has had lately. Due to campaigns such as “Sky Ocean Rescue” it has become impossible to ignore. I have grown up not far from the coast myself in […]Read More Ocean clean up – Fuerteventura.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words but when we live in the world of Google there are millions of images, millions and millions of words but very little action in comparison. Information is freely available and we all know it’s terrible seeing animals trapped in plastic or worse, dying. It can be litter […]Read More Environmental damage, seeing is believing.
Different materials naturally take different amounts of time to decompose and the decomposition process does vary. Some materials we can use to our on benefit such as composting as featured in my blog, 5 ways to live greener. Other materials take years to decompose and have a hugely negative impact on our environment if they make it […]Read More How long does it take for plastic to decompose?
There is a lot of confusion over recycling and not surprisingly. There isn’t one universal sign for plastic or even just recycling. Just because you put something in the recycling bin it doesn’t mean it will get recycled. This can be because the item is contaminated such as food still on plastic, the item isn’t […]Read More How to recycle.
Single use plastics have been vilianized by the media and society lately and rightly so. It’s been a long time coming for people to understand and see the damage caused by the want of convenience. It is also estimated 50% of all plastic is single use. Food packets, coffee cups and plastic cutlery, all one […]Read More 12 alternatives to single use plastic.
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse is something that has been getting more attention in recent years. There’s many ways to reuse items we throw out every day. In this blog I’m hoping to offer some upcycling inspiration, hopefully you can get the kids involved too! Did you really have a childhood if you didn’t […]Read More 3 easy upcycling projects you can to at home.