Action 314: Measure your own carbon and plastic footprints

Date: 10 November Action: 314 Cost of taking action: NIL   “You can’t manage what you don’t measure” This is an old saying in management. But we can apply it to our own lives too. If we want to know whether we are reducing our own carbon and/or plastic footprints, (read more …)

Action 313: Buy a wooden or glass chopping/cutting board next time – not plastic

Date: 09 November Action: 313 Cost of taking action: LOW   Another unnecessary use of plastic for you to cut from your household! For action 313, next time you buy a kitchen chopping board, please avoid plastic. Types of boards Chopping boards are made out of different materials – wood, (read more …)

Action 310: Green your laundry routine

Date: 06 November Action: 310 Cost of taking action: LOW   Written by our guest writer Lynsey Clayton from Monsoon of Random in the UK Laundry products combined with “fast fashion” are causing environmental damage Lynsey follows her article a few days ago about fast fashion with this action about laundry microplastics (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 …)

Action 307: Be aware of the damage done by “fast fashion” fabrics

Date: 03 November Action: 307 Cost of taking action: LOW   Written by our guest writer Lynsey Clayton from Monsoon of Random in the UK Be aware of the damage done by “fast fashion” Take action: fight the environmental impacts of fast fashion. When we talk about our carbon footprint, we often (read more …)

Action 303: Make an impact by saying just two words

Date: 30 October Action: 303 Cost of taking action: NIL   From our guest writer Paul Waye in Holland Make an impact by saying just two words If you want to make an impact, try using just two words. You can even decide which two words you use; Thank you (read more …)

Action 296: Reduce the plastic you use at Halloween

Date: 23 October Action: 296 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   Halloween should be fun, but it’s become a big plastic polluter in recent years! Halloween decoration, packaging, sweet wrappers, costumes …. there’s so much plastic involved. You only have to walk down the supermarket “seasonal” aisle with your (read more …)

Action 295: Minimise your microplastic and nanoplastic “footprint”

Date: 22 October Action: 295 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   By our guest author Divya Hari in Singapore Understanding what happens to plastic when it is discarded is crucial. Do you know about microplastics and nanoplastics? Plastic, being cheap and versatile, is pervasively used in packaging, a wide (read more …)

Action 284: Plan Diwali with the environment in mind

Date: 11 October Action: 284 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   The Festival of Lights is approaching! Around the world, Hindus are preparing to celebrate Diwali from 04 November (this date varies as it is based on the Hindu calendar). Diwali means “Festival of Lights” and for many people (read more …)