Read more about the article Product Review: Jungle Culture Safety Razor
Jungle Culture Eco-friendly Safety Razor for Women & Men

Product Review: Jungle Culture Safety Razor

Like many women, I am very much in support of embracing body hair. But, I absolutely hate the feeling of it under my clothing! I personally prefer not to have body hair as I don’t like how it feels. As someone who suffers from PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), one of the main issues I have is excessive hair growth. It is the bane of my life. When you have to shave your legs and arms daily, finding a razor that can help with this is essential! But what led to my testing the Jungle Culture Safety Razor?

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Veganuary

Veganuary (taking place during – you guessed it – January) inspires people all over the world to try vegan for January and beyond. Millions of people have already taken part. Are you taking part this year? Even for a few days, or a week?

Throughout the year, Veganuary encourages and supports people and businesses alike to move to a plant-based diet as a way of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering, and improving the health of millions of people.

Their site offers a lot of resources for anyone considering trying Vegan:

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Read more about the article Product Review: Dingbats*
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Product Review: Dingbats*

I had never heard of Dingbats* until Christmas Day 2020 when my best friend (sharing my love of notebooks/bullet journals, and knowing that I was working towards a Zero Waste Life – and blogging in the process), gave me a Dingbats* notebook as a gift.  

In the pocket, at the back of the notebook, was a small leaflet, which briefly detailed their product ranges and highlighted key features (discussed below). I tried them, following the link on the leaflet to find out more, then my love affair with Dingbats* began… in fact, 3 months later I ordered a further 5 journals, as well as some lovely dual-tipped pens!!  Why? What makes Dingbats* different/better than the Moleskine notebooks, which I have used for decades?

Dingbats* Earth Collection of notebooks & Pens
©Dingbats* Earth Collection of Notebooks & Pens

Read on, and get a 10% discount on your purchase!

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Season’s Greetings!

It has been a hard year for most of us, and I am sure that the challenges which COVID-19 (and Brexit) have brought to us have made keeping to zero waste practices difficult, if not impossible, at times. But if you are still reading this, then your resolve is still there, and it is a step by step process which we are following – so WELL DONE for all the efforts you have made this past year!

There are so many things we can do over the festive season to ensure that we reduce the waste which we produce:

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Read more about the article Product Review: Tea from Bird & Blend Tea Co.
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Product Review: Tea from Bird & Blend Tea Co.

The Bird & Blend Tea Co. is “an eco-conscious, independent, people-focused, award winning Tea Mixology Company on a mission to spread happiness and reimagine tea” – As a Tea-Lover myself, this statement alone piqued my interest!

So, when my loose-tea cupboard was looking bare in October, I popped off an order to them, and I was not disappointed!

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Read more about the article Plastic Categories Explained (and how to recycle)
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Plastic Categories Explained (and how to recycle)

There are seven main types of plastic that you use around your home. These are broken down into the following categories. The numbers, in three looped arrows, are called their ‘plastic resin codes’. These are often stamped on plastic packaging and can be used to quickly identify what type of plastic you’re dealing with.

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Read more about the article One Woman and Her Dog on Holiday
Poppy exploring on a stony beach in Pembrokeshire

One Woman and Her Dog on Holiday

A holiday in Pembrokeshire with a Puppy

This is the first holiday I booked with Poppy (then only 6 months old!) and so we started slowly.  There are many websites around for dog-friendly holidays, holiday cottages, B&Bs etc.  What the accommodations don’t tell you is that there is often a restriction on the Number – or type – of dog(s) that you are permitted to take with you. 

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Read more about the article Science, Heritage & Culture: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
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Science, Heritage & Culture: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

For as long as I can remember, Jodrell Bank played a large part in my life. It was where my parents would take my brother and I at the weekend, where we went on school trips, and, in the past decade, proved to be a great place to simply go and think. There is something awe-inspiring about such an enormous telescope situated in the middle of the Cheshire countryside, something that puts life on our planet back into perspective. There really is much more out there.

The world famous Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, part of the University of Manchester, has been a much-loved visitor attraction for many years, as well as an internationally significant space research centre.

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Read more about the article Travel & Tourism: Post-Brexit, Post-COVID and Pro-Sustainability
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Travel & Tourism: Post-Brexit, Post-COVID and Pro-Sustainability

If you’re looking to fly less and do your bit with learning how to be eco-friendly, why not test the waters closer to home? Despite the fact that the UK is home to a surprisingly diverse range of landscapes, its natural beauty has traditionally been overlooked in favour of holidays abroad – especially in warmer climates.

With a plethora of environmentally friendly attractions, sustainable places to stay and zero-waste restaurants on our doorstep, the UK has everything you need for a wonderful getaway, with much reduced carbon footprint.

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Read more about the article #PlantBamboo, #UseBamboo, #CompostBamboo
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#PlantBamboo, #UseBamboo, #CompostBamboo

So… what do you do when your bamboo item has reached the end of its life? Is bamboo compostable?

Well, this depends greatly upon what the item is composed of… Composting is a great way to recycle yard waste such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, weeds, and dead houseplants, as well as food scraps from the kitchen. And if you have ever grown bamboo yourself, you will know that some (compostable) garden waste is produced.

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