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How To Make A Natural Homemade Surface Cleaner

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When I began my eco journey I knew I wanted to make a difference wherever and however I could. It started quite small but has since blossomed into a big project which provides me with lots of fun challenges. Plastic waste and chemicals are 2 areas that I have focussed on quite a lot and when I was looking under my kitchen sink I was astonished by how I had been reeled in without a second thought. We are all ‘sold’ these products as making our lives easier, being the best at cleaning, the best price, the must-have to keep your home clean but in actual fact, it’s not true at all. Continue reading “How To Make A Natural Homemade Surface Cleaner”

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Leave Only Your Footprints: Must-Have Reusables For The Beach

We all love to enjoy a day out at the beach, don’t we? But it is incredibly sad and infuriating when images of litter-strewn beaches fill the news after a hot summer’s day. There really is no excuse. Every beach will have a bin somewhere, most beaches also provide toilet facilities and there are often cafe’s who could provide you with a bin liner if you forget your own. The trouble is, a lot of people just don’t seem to care. They seem to think that it’s somebody else’s job to clean up after them, that this will happen before the tide takes the litter and that they can just simply walk away from it all. This is NOT the case. If you visit a place like the beach, the only person responsible for your mess is YOU. If you are leaving litter on the beach but shocked by images such as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch then you have your priorities all wrong. Continue reading “Leave Only Your Footprints: Must-Have Reusables For The Beach”

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How to Paint a House with Rendered Exterior Walls

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Wondered how to paint a house with rendered exterior walls? You’re not alone. All you have to do is open the tin and start painting. Surely? While there is a bit more to it than that, fortunately, it’s not a hard process, and you should have no trouble getting the job done.

Some aspects of the job are similar to other types of painting. However, there are some unique steps and directions that you should be aware of and do check this FAQ page to answer further queries you may have and get help on painting exterior walls. Continue reading “How to Paint a House with Rendered Exterior Walls”

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Tips for Shopping for Ethical, Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Jewellery

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We are all witnessing the negative effects our actions have on our planet and the environment in general. But we can also all give our contribution, by taking care of what kind of food we produce and eat, what we wear and how conscientious we are about this. So, if you are against wearing fur, and you tend to buy clothes made of recycled, natural materials, choosing jewellery shouldn’t be different. Here are some things to bear in mind if you want to get some eco-friendly jewellery. Continue reading “Tips for Shopping for Ethical, Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Jewellery”

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When I discovered that the majority of sanitary products available on the market contain plastic I was shocked. I mean, I had been using these essential items since the age of 11/12 and never once had I wondered what they were made from, what was added to them or what chemicals they contained. Why would I? We are sold these products on adverts and in magazines, we are told we need them, we are shown a variety of disposable options and told over and over ‘This one is the best!’ What nobody ever told me was that there were other choices. Continue reading “3 Ways To Have A Plastic-Free Period”

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My First 6 Months As A Vegetarian

I did it. I made up my mind and at the start of the year, I just went for it. I became a vegetarian. It is something that has always been in my mind because I love animals but as a fussy eater, as somebody who was brought up on meat and not having anyone in my immediate family who was a vegetarian it just wasn’t the norm when I was growing up. And I think that is the problem with a lot of things in life, isn’t it? We just follow what the norm is. If somebody had said to me that the only way for me to eat meat was to kill it myself, I would have become a vegetarian years ago but it’s all made too easy for us. We go to the shop, there it is all packaged up, not resembling an animal whatsoever and we end up being completely detached from where our food comes from and the processes it has to go through to end up on our shelves. Continue reading “My First 6 Months As A Vegetarian”

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We are all very aware that we need to reduce our carbon emissions and most people will think of this and assume you only do it by flying less, driving less, by purchasing more local items and cutting out meat, and yes, all of those are true but it goes so much further than this. You see, every time you use something that uses power, that stores data, that takes and doesn’t give back, it all adds to your carbon footprint. In this article, I am going to show you how your electricals could be increasing your carbon footprint and how you can make some simple changes to improve on this. Continue reading “How Your Electricals Could Be Significantly Increasing Your Carbon Footprint”

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