Action 338: Write a set of family rules about Christmas present buying

Date: 04 December Action: 338 Cost of taking action: NIL   Today’s tip will help you keep control of buying, waste, budgets and your “Christmas footprint” Every year at Christmas, many families (especially in the rich western nations) will “overdo” Christmas. We buy too many presents for children, we buy (read more …)

Action 335: Be aware of planned obsolescence

Date: 01 December Action: 335 Cost of taking action: NIL   By our guest author Divya Hari in Singapore Planned obsolescence – what does it mean? It all started with the light bulb industry, was propagated by the auto industry and today it is proliferating in several industries from fashion (read more …)

Action 333: Consider alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree

Date: 29 November Action: 333 Cost of taking action: LOW   From our guest author Anna Dawson in the UK We all love Christmas traditions, especially the tree! However, as our planet changes it may be time to consider a more eco-friendly alternative to the traditional Christmas tree. What’s the (read more …)

Action 331: Don’t use disposable coffee cups

Date: 27 November Action: 331 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Badly in need of a rejuvenating cup of coffee whilst shopping or travelling? That’s happened to many of us, but whilst savouring the (hopefully) exquisite brew and feeling the transformation from (read more …)

Action 329: Make a traditional advent calendar

Date: 25 November Action: 329 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland A traditional advent calendar can reduce your plastic and carbon footprints and let you give more thoughtful, personal and ethical gifts Since it’s just round the corner, we are now allowed (read more …)

Action 327: Check this out – Barbie Loves The Ocean

Date: 23 November Action: 327 Cost of taking action: LOW   Written by our guest writer Lynsey Clayton from Monsoon of Random in the UK Plastic toys abound and bring pollution problems, but Lynsey highlights how one company is responding “Barbie Loves the Ocean” Lynsey Clayton, Monsoon of Random www.monsoonofrandom.com Think of (read more …)

Action 320: Be a plastic beachcomber

Date: 16 November Action: 320 Cost of taking action: NIL   If we all did this, our beaches would be better for everyone Today’s action is one to take the next time you are at the beach. Simply resolve to pick up a few pieces of plastic waste; sadly, wherever (read more …)