Yes, a menstrual cup. Yes, you put it up you. Yes, it fills up with period blood. And yes, you then empty it and it goes back in. Does this gross you out? Well, it honestly used to gross me out too. Then I found out the amount of plastic used in most sanitary products … More Better Periods – menstrual cups
There’s something so sad about seeing a browning, lifeless Christmas tree hanging out a wheelie bin, piled up by the curb side or being squashed in a skip in the new year, don’t you think? So last Christmas I decided to rent my Christmas tree. Yes – rent! I enjoyed a real, living, happy Christmas … More Better Christmas – rent a tree!
As promised, here’s the third instalment of our Plastic Free July posts. This time we’re tackling the household haven of all things plastic – the bathroom. Below are a few tips on how to dramatically cut down on pesky polluting packaging. Switch shampoo – A recent clear-out of my bathroom unearthed about 5 different bottles … More Better Sustainability – Plastic Free July: part 3, bathroom
Since beginning my quest to leave a better footprint on the planet, there have been more than a few moments where I have felt completely overwhelmed. Walking down the street and noticing for the first time just how much litter – recyclable and non-recyclable – was accumulating in gutters. Shopping in the supermarket, trying desperately … More Better sustainability – STRAW WARS
My love of brogues is a relatively recent affair. I was somewhat late to the brogue ball, believing for some time that closed-in shoes made my legs look really fat. Thankfully, one day I decided that I just didn’t care and bought a lovely tan pair from Office (in the sale, obviously). Oh how I … More Better Brogues – Beyond Skin
Burger restaurants in Bristol are like rats in London; you’re never more than 20 feet away from one. Talk of rats probably isn’t the best way to begin a restaurant review but the fact remains that burgers are very much a ‘thing’ in this city. In my past life as a meat-eater I loved burgers. … More Better Burgers – The Burger Joint
When I decided to stop buying high street ‘fast’ fashion, I knew that People Tree was going to become a firm favourite. I wasn’t wrong. As you’ll be aware from my previous post about them, People Tree are one of the most ethical options around for those who want to wear contemporary pieces of clothing, … More Better fashion – People Tree
Based on photographic evidence from my very own Instagram account, it is clear to see that I have been a sucker for a straw for many years without really thinking about it. Every cocktail, mocktail, smoothie, juice or milkshake I’ve ordered has come with at least one straw (sometimes two or three!) Unfortunately, when it … More Better sustainability – straws