• Lifestyle,  Waste

    Zero Waste Travel Tips: Japan

    Evelyn is one of my oldest and dearest friends. She is a constant inspiration. She can tell you the name of ever type of cloud and what each plant in your vege garden is good for.  Evelyn recently traveled to Japan for 3.5 weeks and was lovely enough to let me quiz her about how she went about reducing waste on her holiday! Read about her travels below. Feature Interview: Zero Waste Travel Tips for Japan What did you pack for the trip? 45L backpack as carry on which consisted of: clothes, toiletries, hiking shoes, travel adaptor, towel, tea strainer, book, smaller backpack, napkins, handkerchief, jar, coffee cup, headphones, neck…

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    Agriculture and Sustainability,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    How composting literally saves the world and combats climate change

    “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” – Annie Leonard. True. And when we throw organic waste away it goes to landfill and contributes to global warming. Wait what? The science In the natural world, organic waste (plants, fruits, and vegetables; anything from the earth) breaks down using air. This process is called aerobic decomposition. When organic waste is sent to landfill there is no oxygen for it to break down, with it being covered by a whole heap of garbage and all. This process is called anaerobic decomposition and produces methane (CH4). Methane is one of four main greenhouse gases…

  • Agriculture and Sustainability,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    Feature: Jo Low Impact on moneyless, low impact living in northern NSW, Australia

    I read about Jo Nemeth in an article online. I was absolutely amazed by her efforts to live a low impact life and in fact, utterly jealous. Jo lives without money in a tiny house in Northern New South Wales, Australia. I was thrilled when I reached out and she agreed to let me feature her! Read the interview below and be inspired just as I was by Jo’s way of life. You can read more about it on her blog here. Feature Interview: Jo Low Impact You have been living without money since 2015, what was the initial reason for this change? I made the decision to try living…

  • DIYs,  Lifestyle,  Waste

    Find out how to reduce your waste this Christmas with this comprehensive guide!

    Christmas is a lovely time of year. We get holidays, get to spend time with friends and family and get to eat delicious food. But unfortunately a bunch of us also get stressed. From buying presents to decorating the house, cooking food and then cleaning it all up after, there is a lot going on. All of this takes up precious time we should be spending with our loved ones and in the mean time, produces huge amounts of waste. Let’s look at the waste produced in the UK from Christmas alone in 2006: More than a billion Christmas cards (17 for every man, woman and child) delivered. That’s enough…