£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 […]

bamboo

What’s So Amazing About Bamboo? Why bamboo has become the go to eco product, and whether it really is all it’s cracked up to be.

It didn’t take much foraging into the eco world to discover bamboo. A lot of bamboo. The humble, unassuming, panda fodder has been silently growing over the years, until suddenly it was in everything from socks to toothbrushes to loo roll. Bamboo has become synonymous with eco living; a fast growing plant with natural antibacterial […]

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? […]