Second-hand September

We’ve had Plastic Free July what now? Second-hand September! Also known as No New September. So, what is it and how can you take part? What is it? Simple. Started by the charity Oxfam, Second-hand September is a personal promise to not purchase anything new for the entirety of September. Of course, this doesn’t include food, we’re talking clothes, furniture […]

Low Waste Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth

As more people are moving towards a low waste lifestyle it can seem as though with the myriad of ‘low waste alternatives’ on the market that you’re going to have to fork out a lot of money. However, as someone who started living low waste as a broke university student I can tell you that it doesn’t have to cost […]

A Peak Inside The Christmas Bee Saver Kit

In my last post ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Wastemas’ I mentioned some charity presents that you could gift to your loved ones and help the world at the same time. One of those gifts is the Friends of the Earth Christmas Bee Saver Kit. I bought myself a kit as an early Christmas present and thought that […]

Supporting Those Supporting The Earth

A few weeks ago I went to a christmas fair, mostly it was filled with stalls of handmade gifts, food and experience days. Overall it was a refreshing change from the commercialisation of modern day christmas. Two stalls that I was particularly pleased to see were Bamboo Clothing and The Woodland Trust. Bamboo Clothing do exactly as their names suggest, […]

The Negative Impact of Fast Fashion

The emergence of the fast fashion industry has not only caused an impact on most peoples bank accounts but also on the economy of the third world countries that supply this industry and on the environment as a whole. Back in the 1950s and before there were a maximum of 4 seasons in the fashion calendar, Spring, Summer, Autumn and […]