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How To Do Plastic Free July

For the last couple of years, as I have become more aware of the growing problem of plastic pollution, I have been trying to reduce the plastic I use in my day to day life (you can find some of my eco-friendly living tips on my blog). However, this is the first time I have attempted Plastic Free July. Instead of my usual weekly blog posts, for Plastic Free July I will be tracking my journey trying to go plastic free here with daily updates on this blog post. View our eco friendly boxes.       What is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July is all about reducing the amount of plastic you use by refusing single-use products. Plastic...

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A Guide to Ethical Jewellery

Just over a year ago, Stacy Dooley released her BBC documentary: Fashion's Dirty Secrets. Whilst I was already aware of fast fashion being problematic for the environment, this documentary really opened my eyes to the full extent of the environmental damage fast fashion causes. Following this, I reevaluated my fashion purchases, buying second hand where possible and buying long-lasting, high quality items which would not need replacing for long period of time. Today's blog post is written by the lovely Angela from Ange B Designs, who provides an insight into the emerging world of sustainable jewellery. Ethical Jewellery - Ange B Designs I was brought up to believe that waste was bad: whether that meant eating all the food put on...

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Behind the Scenes of a Sustainable Scottish Shop

SUSTAINER CONTAINER is a local business and is currently a one-woman-band, run by me, Maya. My sustainable gift shop is based between the cities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, in Scotland, in the United Kingdom. With Scotland aiming to be carbon neutral by 2045, I look at sustainability in my hometowns of Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  Eco Ethos- Aberdeen Although originally from England, I have spent much of my life living in a small village in Aberdeenshire and I would definitely consider myself a Scot. Aberdeen, otherwise known as the Granite City due to the plethora of grey, granite buildings, may not be the prettiest city. But Aberdeen does have a lovely sea front, where I have seen dolphins on several breathtaking occasions...

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Recycled Craft- Candles Using Old Candle Wax

By Maya Looking for a way to use up the annoying bit of wax that is left at the end of a candle? Instead of wasting, reuse the wax by melting to create a brand new candle! A great, recycled craft to spruce up your home, or to give as a gift! These instructions will show you how to make a candle from old candle wax or wax from a wax burner. What you will need for your recycled craft: Wax from old candles or from a wax burner Candle wicks Jars to put your new candles into, we reused old jam jars Recycled Candle Wax Craft Instructions Instructions for wax from a wax burner: Using wax from a wax burner is definitely...

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Homemade Vegan Granola Recipe

Granola is easy enough to buy in the shops but it is expensive and often loaded with refined sugar. Making this yourself is a much healthier alternative that works out cheaper in the long run and also means you can dd whatever you like into the mix!

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