£15 fruit & veg

Getting to know: Edinburgh Community Food. A home delivery fruit and veg box that ticks all the boxes.

I’ve been having a bit of a battle with Tesco; my supermarket of choice. I was trying to get them to reduce the amount of packaging they furnish me with at my weekly delivery. I’ve selected the option for ‘no bags’ and I have a special instruction that has said various things over the years, […]

Lush shampoo bars

Shampoo Bars: road testing a shampoo bar. Are they better than liquid shampoo?

It’s tough being an Eco Warrior. There’s a lot of research to do, pros and cons to weigh up, decisions to make, products to choose.  But we do it, those of us who do, because it makes a difference, doesn’t it? We do it because we believe that our small changes, our token efforts, they […]

All Wrapped Up: A beginner’s guide to getting less packaging with your supermarket food.

If someone were to try to guess how many people lived in my house based on our rubbish alone, I dread to think what number they would come up with. I appease myself by noting that the overwhelming majority of our waste does go into the recycling bin, but the volume of it is still […]

Getting into a lather – should we really be ditching liquid soap?

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been a bit bamboozled this week. I thought I’d make a few simple changes, straight off the bat. First up, I was going to change all my liquid soap to bars. When did all our soap become liquid anyway? It certainly wasn’t when I was a kid. Easy, right? […]

Leave Only Footprints

January is a little bit rubbish, isn’t it? After all the excesses and frivolity of December, January takes a swipe from all angles. We’re bombarded with messages to eat healthily, stop drinking and set life goals. It’s a month of tax returns and finally facing the list of jobs and projects we’ve been putting off […]