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Our Eco-Friendly Swaps to Date

My journey to be more eco-friendly has really ramped up this year. After discovering cloth nappies and wipes in 2018 I was more determined than ever to add to this over the coming years and I am pretty pleased with how much I have tried, I have achieved and I have persuaded my husband to go with too!! (Lord knows that was the hardest part of it all!) So, instead of rambling on in another post on how to do this and that I thought I would just give you a very quick list of our eco-friendly swaps to date. Continue reading “Our Eco-Friendly Swaps to Date”

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Small Businesses: What Could You Do To Be More Sustainable In 2020?

The new year is almost upon us. And for business owners that means it’s time to start looking to the challenges that the new year will bring. It’s time to think about how you’ll hold your own as the market grows more competitive. It’s time to think about what will happen as the economy grows more uncertain with the looming issue of Brexit (whether you voted for it or not, there’s no denying that it will have long term economic repercussions including the possibility of a recession). But perhaps most importantly of all, it means doing your part to ensure that your business leads the charge for sustainability and ecological awareness. Given that our PM couldn’t be bothered to even turn up to a debate on climate change, it’s up to the UK’s businesses and entrepreneurs to show how much they care about a sustainable business future. Continue reading “Small Businesses: What Could You Do To Be More Sustainable In 2020?”

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Should We Be Going Meat-Free?

Should we be going meat-free? This is something I have been going back and forth with over the last year I’d say. Having watched my sister turn Vegetarian last year and thinking she was mad after over 30 years of being a meat-eater, I am now contemplating joining her. Why? Because I feel that I need to do more for our planet and going meat-free could have the biggest impact.

I have watched a lot of TV programmes in the last 18 months and I am very aware of our plastic problem, of the need to cut back on what we buy and the importance of making better product choices BUT Continue reading “Should We Be Going Meat-Free?”

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All You Need To Know About Pebble Festive

*Collaborative Post

Have you heard of Pebble Festive? I hadn’t until recently and now I am buzzing about it! Run by pebble mag, the second Pebblefest is coming to London on 30th November which just so happens to be Sustainable Saturday–the perfect antidote to Black Friday which takes place the day before. The first-ever Pebblefest took place in April this year and is making its comeback as ‘Pebble Festive’ just in time for the Christmas celebrations to start! The perfect place to find all of your sustainable Christmas gifts and open your eyes to the ever-growing world of eco-friendly brands. Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Pebble Festive”

Review | National Geographic Raptor Dino Recycled Bedding Set

Review | National Geographic Raptor Dino Recycled Bedding Set

*Gifted Product

In my bid to make my life far more eco-friendly, I am always on the lookout for anything that will help our planet. Whether that is making a small swap like using bars of soap, reusing shopping bags, taking my own bottled water out or bigger things like switching to cloth nappies and reusable wipes, every small change is for the better. One area that is always going to be tough is not always buying new. I have made the step towards checking pre-loved sites more and learning which charity shops have the best turnover of stock but there will always be items that I am not willing to purchase secondhand or which may not be available. With this in mind, I have to learn to shop as eco-friendly as I can, Continue reading “Review | National Geographic Raptor Dino Recycled Bedding Set”

How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas

How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, you may already be thinking about those presents, the decorations, how much food you will need to buy and which family will be hosting. It’s a big day and it can take a lot of planning BUT is it too big? Has Christmas got out of hand? Do we need to start reining it all in? Do we need to consider our waste and consumption now that we are very aware of the overuse of plastic and climate change? Looking at current figures I’d say so! It has been reported that in the UK alone we create 30% more waste than usual during the festive period, which includes two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees plus 1 billion Christmas cards!! Continue reading “How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas”

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7 Ways You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Halloween

With our awareness of the need to reduce waste now growing and trying to find ways to be more eco-friendly, it is about time that we also turn this idea to those big times of year where we are all guilty of creating the most waste and using the most single-use items. Now, I don’t want the fun to be limited, that isn’t the point of this post. What I want to do is highlight where changes can be easily made and with Halloween just around the corner now is the time to get our thinking caps on to work out exactly how we can be more eco-friendly. Continue reading “7 Ways You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Halloween”