Action 361: Set Christmas cards aside to use again next year

Date: 27 December Action: 361 Cost of taking action: SAVES MONEY   Christmas cards can be re-used in several innovative ways After Christmas, please don’t bundle up all your Christmas cards and throw them in the bin without a little bit of thought. Perhaps you could put them in a (read more …)

Action 360: Recycle all your Christmas wrapping properly

Date: 26 December Action: 360 Cost of taking action: NIL   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland Boxing Day – and time to recycle all the Christmas wrapping properly We hope you had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday. What is one of the most exciting things about Christmas? (read more …)

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 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 …)

Action 319: Visit toiletriesamnesty.org

Date: 15 November Action: 319 Cost of taking action: NIL   Learn about this amazing UK based organisation; if you are not in the UK, check for similar initiatives in your country Toiletries Amnesty are a social, ethical and environmental organisation working across the UK and abroad. They work to (read more …)

Action 309: Don’t be a wishcycler

Date: 05 November Action: 309 Cost of taking action: NIL   An article on BBC News today reminds us of th need to take care when recycling at home Have you heard about “wishcycling”? Wishcycling is where someone is very well-intentioned about recycling but puts stuff into the recycling system (read more …)