Sustainable step – Say ‘no’ to plastic straws

You have likely seen an image of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose. It is a graphic and confronting image designed to shock us into action.   For me it worked. I love the water and am fascinated by most ocean creatures. The idea of a straw being stuck in the nasal cavity of any animal is very saddening, but especially a … Continue reading Sustainable step – Say ‘no’ to plastic straws

Sustainable Step – Grow herbs and vegetables

Herbs are very easy to grow at home. Most herbs require very little space – you can sow them in a small pot and put them in a sunny spot on a windowsill or veranda. Or you can plant them directly into your garden.  Give them some water and they will be very happy supplying you with fresh herbs whenever you need.  Aside from the … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Grow herbs and vegetables

Sustainable Step – Audit your rubbish

The Sustainable Steps series provides quick and easy tips about how to make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. It may sound a bit gross but the best way to identify where your waste is coming from is to audit your rubbish. How many rubbish bins do you have in the house? One in the kitchen, bathroom, home office?  To do a rubbish audit, … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Audit your rubbish

Sustainable Step – Composting

The Sustainable Steps series provides quick and easy tips about how to make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. One of the best things I ever did was start composting at home.  The amount of food waste that it has diverted from landfill in my home alone is astonishing.  I have two compost bins, a standard bin that sits on the ground and a … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Composting

Sustainable Step – Plastic Wrap

The Sustainable Steps series provides quick and easy tips about how to make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. Plastic wrap is something many people think they can’t live without until they try reusable wax wraps.  Wax wraps are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to plastic wrap because they can be used for almost everything plastic wrap can be used for.  I use wax … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Plastic Wrap

Choosing the best composting option for you

After you’ve finished your healthy fruit snack where does your apple core, orange peel or banana peel go? After you’ve cooked dinner, where do your vegetable scraps go? What about those lettuce leaves you never finished or the half-eaten tomato in the bottom of the crisper? And those leftovers in the back of the fridge you forgot about? One of the easiest things we can … Continue reading Choosing the best composting option for you