• Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    Love A Tree Day 2020 – How Can You Stop Deforestation?

    Whats So Special About Trees Anyway? Love A Tree Day gives us a change to reflect on something important. Trees. Nearly half, 46%, of the world’s forests are already destroyed. This means that every 1.2 seconds humans destroy an area of forest equal to a football field. We know that trees play an important part in our ecosystem, but did you know that “the rainforest helps to regulate the worlds water cycle. Trees play an important part in the water cycle, grounding the water in their roots and releasing it into the atmosphere. In the Amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants. Without…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    What Is a Digital Carbon Footprint And How Can I Reduce It?

    So What Is It? In a nut shell, a Digital Carbon Footprint is a marking of the energy used from running digital devices and the usage of digital space. It’s something I’m relatively new to and something I’m still working towards being more conscious about. I figured, as we’re all stuck indoors at the moment, maybe we can focus on what we CAN do rather than what we CAN’T. As we can’t see it, it’s easy to think it’s not as big of a problem as it is. What harm can your Netflix binge really do? Well, “The non-profit organisation The Shift Project (PDF) looked at nearly 170 international studies on the…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    My Low Waste Bathroom Products

    Lets Begin… I know I’ve done one of these before but I’ve actually got to the point now where I’ve basically nailed down the items I’m using and I’ve found things that actually WORK for me. Finding plastic free and low waste products that work for you is especially hard. It’s taken me 3-4 years to get to this point and there’s still a plenty more changes for me to make! However, now that I’ve got to where I am, I’d like to share with you my updated Low Waste Bathroom Products as I know some of you may struggle with the same problems I’ve been facing all these years.…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    My Mirena (IUS) Experience

    I had been thinking about switching up my contraception to the mirena for a few months now, I went on the contraceptive pill when I was 16 (when I first started having sex) because I had such bad anxiety about getting pregnant and it made me feel safer and happier when having sex to know I was protected. I have been on the pill ever since (I’m now nearly 23) so it had been a fair few years. I won’t go into too much detail about my experience on the pill but I was lucky to not have many side effects whilst on it. I’m not sure if it had…

  • Lifestyle,  Zero Waste

    Why Your Reusable Coffee Cup Is So Important

    Every year 100 BILLION coffee cups end up in the landfill. Did you know that most coffee cups aren’t actually recyclable? The coffee cups in most high street chains actually contain 5% of something called polyurethane plastic, this plastic is there to help contain the liquid and stop it soaking into the cardboard. It’s because of this 5% that most coffee cups actually CAN’T be recycled. The little recycle symbol you might recognise on the sleeves of some of these cups is extremely misleading and caught me out for many years. It makes it seem like the cups can be put into the recycling but actually it’s ONLY the sleeve or…