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The benefits of reuse over biodegradable single use items.

Lifestyle Plastic Reduction Reduce Reuse Recycle

The benefits of reuse over biodegradable single use items.

I was recently asked by a friend, which was better – plastic free, (but single use) cotton swabs, or reusable ones? I answered as best I could – my logical thought process said that if they are made from a natural product that could biodegradable, then that was definitely for the best. It got me thinking – was it actually the best advice? It seemed to be a bit of a grey area for me. Should I be choosing biodegradable and compostable products, or reusing more? What are the other effects, (other than single use plastic pollution) that influence the choices I make to help reduce my family’s environmental impact?

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NEW BRAND: Ali Dover

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NEW BRAND: Ali Dover

Ali grew up with a love of styling, trawling jumble sales from the age of 12 she looked for anything which caught her eye; vintage clothing, fabrics, and retro furniture became an obsession – things to put together in interesting ways, different textures, colours and shapes. Inspiration that has clearly filtered down to her range of home textiles and baby wraps.

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About: Ciment Paris

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About: Ciment Paris

About: Ciment Paris Ciment Paris founders Solène and Jeremy have taken inspiration from mediterranean patterns and cement encaustic mosaic tiles to base their decorative collection of organic and natural soaps. Each of their soaps are made using the cold pressed saponification process which helps to preserve the natural properties of the ingredients. Made using only the finest organic ingredients and no palm oil. All products are scented with a fragrance which is allergen-free so that they are suitable throughout pregnancy and for all from 3 years.       This year has seen Ciment expanding their range, buy adding zero waste cosmetics including a lightly...

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How to give your beeswax wraps a new lease of life

Lifestyle Plastic Reduction

How to give your beeswax wraps a new lease of life

Having done your bit to reduce your single use plastic consumption by changing over from cling film to beeswax wraps, you now want to make sure that they are long lasting and that you get the most out of them, here's how...

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RECIPE: Tomato, chickpea and dill salad

Lifestyle Plastic Reduction Recipes

RECIPE: Tomato, chickpea and dill salad

I'm writing this recipe without taking any credit for it. I've never really eaten dill before - and don't usually know what to do with chickpeas (apart from make hummus) So I when I was introduced to this fresh and slightly hot creation when I was at a friends for lunch recently I was surprised that I liked it as much as I do. Having taken a mental note of what went in I have reconstructed it a few times since. We ate it as an accompaniment to some warm quiches with a variety of delicious salads of vary kinds. I took my...

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