I hear many people argue that we need a new style of economy to replace our current sell-buy-use-discard economy (for example, see "The Story of Stuff"). There is talk of circular and sharing economies. Recently, I was pleased to find a sharing app called "Olio" that allows people to connect and share left over foods and non-food items. It seems to work well. My first tests of Olio I thought I'd test out Olio as I had some coffee beans and some soft-drinks that I didn't need. Seven items … [Read More...] about Olio – using less by sharing
The Power or Less - a video from Good Energy I've been a customer of Good Energy for about 5 years now and I have to say they appear to be a good, responsible, renewable energy company. I don't have … [Read More...] about The Power of Less – from Good Energy
A couple of years ago, I read an article about Fairphone in an edition of "The Big Issue" and I was fascinated. The first thing that caught my notice was that when Fairphone's founder, Bas van Abel, … [Read More...] about Fairphone – a better phone option?
Remember those old movies where rich families would have exotic fruits from half way around the world that had to be transported on those old ships? In some parts of the world, exotic fruits could be … [Read More...] about Buy local to reduce emissions
We are often caught in a trap of creating waste, paying too much money for unnecessary things, and not even realising there's a less wasteful, cheaper way to go. Shaving is a classic case. We're stuck … [Read More...] about Shaving without plastic
The human race today, even in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, is addicted to convenience. It's this addiction that is bringing us down and, with all likelihood, be the main cause of our … [Read More...] about Extinction of convenience
Disposable batteries obviously increase pollution and use up the Earth's resources, but there's really very little need for them. Rechargeable batteries are so good these days that it must actually be … [Read More...] about Disposable Batteries – what a waste!
Living in the UK in recent times, it's hard to find news reports that don't include Brexit. Of course Brexit is an important issue that must get resolved, but there are far more important things other … [Read More...] about Important things other than Brexit
Today we have a guest writer, Abi Jarvis, talking about some of her advice for using less. I find Abi inspirational. She's a young person who's really showing us all the way and I'm glad that she's … [Read More...] about It’s Not all Rose Gold Straws and The Perfect Pantry
A couple of weeks ago, I watched the BBC's programme "War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita, Series 1, Episode 3" and was shocked by many things, but none more than the fact that the UK is shipping in US … [Read More...] about Plastic and shale gas from the US
Here's a really good example of recycling. It's a product from Ecover where the cardboard packaging was already 100% recycled and is also recyclable. Recycled and recyclable - that's great. This … [Read More...] about Recycled and recyclable