Designed by dentists, unnoticed by my wife They say that after just six click-throughs, Facebook knows you better than you know yourself. I wasn’t so sure when it started showing me adverts for toothpaste tablets. But then I made the mistake of reading up a bit. The problems with standard toothpaste The issue, it seems, … Continue reading Toothpaste tablets – putting my money where my mouth is
How to dispose of CDs, DVDs and cassettes
£8.99 to recycle everything here About a year ago, my wife went digital. Any prerecorded DVDs or CDs were sent to charity, but that still left all her cassettes and several dozen homemade mixes on CD that were simply bundled up and - because our local council wouldn't take them for recycling - chucked in … Continue reading How to dispose of CDs, DVDs and cassettes
Wood – carbon neutral fuel, or climate red herring?
One regular cause of friction in our house is the lighting. My wife would happily light up the entire house even when sitting in just one room, whereas I’m all for the easy wins when it comes to saving energy so walk around turning them off. After all our years together we’ve settled into a … Continue reading Wood – carbon neutral fuel, or climate red herring?
Counting the real cost
Grey Skye thinking. (Photo by OldSkool Photography) -------------------------------------------- I’m tight, I admit it. It’s not just that I’m forever switching accounts to get the best interest rate or cheapest electricity. I’m so tight that, when driving down a hill, I wonder whether the savings I’ll make on fuel by freewheeling will be offset by the … Continue reading Counting the real cost
Planet-friendly shampoo and soap
Small steps... Dramatically reduce your plastic footprint by swapping those chemical-rich shampoos and soaps for a natural alternative.Try one of the many environmentally-friendly shampoo bars, or an all-in-one body and hair soap.They’re not just better for the planet, but can work out cheaper as well. I can't comment on your 'bounce', 'volume' or 'glossy shine', … Continue reading Planet-friendly shampoo and soap
Ditch the detergent
Small steps... Stop carting those big bottles back from the store, and get yourself an Ecoegg.It's chemical-free, allergy-friendly, and far, far cheaper.It leaves far less residue on your clothes than everyday detergents.Above all, it does a great job of cleaning. Honestly can't think of a single reason not to get one... (Can't quite believe it's … Continue reading Ditch the detergent
Whosoever plants a tree…
Small steps... Plant trees! But choose species native to your area.Donate to The Woodland Trust. They not only plant trees and protect existing woodland, but lobby government to strengthen legislation and meet its own commitments.Be a NIMBY! Fight for the life of every tree.Consider the impact of your diet on forests around the world.Volunteer with … Continue reading Whosoever plants a tree…