Tag: Environment

Eco-Exchange Week 14

Microbeads to plastic free products This week we look at microbeads, something which is in a lot of products we use every day, products which end up washed down the sink and into our water systems. I’ll start with a definition:  “Microbeads are manufactured…

Eco-Exchange Week 13

Regular bulbs to LED bulbs  When considering this week’s topic I thought, “I’m pretty sure I already have energy saving light bulbs.” I then had a look around the house to confirm. Yes some of the bulbs are LED but actually there’s a few…

Eco-Exchange Week 12

New household products to recycled products Whilst making a journey towards greener living we’ve found that we reflect on everything we buy. From picking up loose vegetable rather than plastic ones to changing the products we use which you can see across previous articles….

Eco-Exchange week 11

Long showers to timed showers An average shower uses 7.75 litres per minute with power showers using 17 litres per minute. According to waterwise the average shower is about 8 minutes. This is about accurate for us. When I thought about it I realised…

Eco-exchange Week 10

Careless travelling to careful travelling As the holiday season approaches this week we’re looking at ways you can travel more mindfully of the environment. This is a vast topic so we’ve made it simple; here’s our ten tips for reducing your impact of the…

Eco-exchange Week 9

Shop bought to home grown After last week’s stat filled article  we’ve decided to keep it short and sweet. With everything that has happened this week we want to share with you something light hearted that you can do together as a family. It’s lovely…

Eco-Exchange Week 8

Meat to Meat Free In honour of vegetarian week we’d like to delve into the reasons as to why one should consider reducing their meat intake, or stop all together. “A meat-eater’s diet requires 17 times more land, 14 times more water and 10…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 7

Plastic bottles to reusable bottles This week we’re going back to the basics of environmentalism. We all know that plastic is bad for the environment from drilling of oil to plastic production to and end product that doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds of years. We…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 5

Cling film to Bees Wrap Time flies doesn’t it? Week five already in our eco-exchange challenge and we’ve changed our toothbrushes, washing detergent, water supply for the garden and what we do with our food waste. Now we’ve turned our attention to products we use…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 4

Tap Water to Rain Water I like big butts and I cannot lie…big waterbutts to harvest all the lovely rain we get in the UK! Since moving house a little over a year ago we hadn’t done much in way of making our garden…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 3

Landfill to Composting This week we’ve turned our attention to what we are throwing out. We already recycle our paper, plastic, cans and glass thanks to our local council making it pretty easy with separate collections for all of these. What we noticed is…

Eco-Exchange: Week 2

Detergent to Soap Nuts Welcome to the second week in our 52 week eco-exchange challenge. This week we’ve turned our attentions to household products. There are many possibilities for exchange here and we started with something we do very often with a toddler in the…