£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, […]

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? […]

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 […]