9 Simple Tips for Reducing Plastic Consumption

For more than 50 years, the global production of plastic has increased exponentially. Plastic is a durable, primarily petroleum-based material, which has gradually replaced materials like glass and metal. In Western Europe and North America, approximately 100 kilograms of plastic is consumed each year per person, mostly in the form of packaging. According to the … Continue reading 9 Simple Tips for Reducing Plastic Consumption

Deo-lemma

Before I converted to Sustainabilisim (worshippers welcome!) I absentmindedly over consumed, ate meat daily and understood little about the hazardous effects of disposable plastics.  I was also ill informed of the nasty ingredients found in every day cosmetics. As a child I remember my uncle taking part in a televised Eco-warrior project and as I was … Continue reading Deo-lemma

The Professional Eco-Antagonist

Not everyone shares the same moral beliefs or perhaps are in the same positions to make the most sustainable choices. The simple steps we make towards adopting an Eco-friendly lifestyle won't change the world over night but it may inspire a few others in their choices and eventually those attitudes will propagate the system.

Estuaries

Estuaries are river mouths that reach the sea.  They are embayments that experience reduced salinities due to the influence of the flowing fresh river water into the area. The area usually has extensive mudflats or sand flats at low tide, with a build up of silt from the river. This silt is as a result … Continue reading Estuaries

Sustainable fashion research trip LA Abbot Kinney

72 Hours in LA

Excited as I was for the upcoming inspirational trip to LA I was conscious of how I was going to maintain my reduced waste lifestyle approach. Not only would I be clocking up the 5745 air miles to my carbon footprint but I would be living in a hotel and on the go all day, relying on convenience  foods and coffees. I was also conscious that my colleagues were going to get to know me a bit better and be subjected to my consumer habits and dinning behaviour.

A Life Less Plastic

It has not been until recent years that I have become aware of this single use plastic crisis our Planet is facing. Considering a single use plastic bottle lasts approximately half a century and a single use plastic bag somewhere between 20-1000 years, I can’t help feeling somewhat guilty and overwhelmed thinking about where all these plastics have ended up and just how big my plastic footprint is.