Monday, 7 October 2019 | Admin
There is no denying that bringing children into the world takes a toll on our environment. For such small people, they can generate a whole lot of extra waste! These days, I think we are all trying to reduce our use of plastic and lessen the footprint we are leaving behind. If not for ourselves, then for our children who will have to clean up the mess once we are gone.
Since becoming a parent, it’s something which has weighed heavily on my mind… and though I am far from perfect, I try to make better and smarter choices these days. Here are a few switches that we have made as parents, which can make a really big impact:
Monday, 7 October 2019 | AdminIn the last couple of months, there's a bit of a buzz (sorry couldn't resist!!) about reusable beeswax wraps popping up as an eco-friendly alternative to cling film, sandwich bags and other types of food storage. Are you wondering if the colourful fabric squares covered in beeswax really hold up to the task? Or whether they are as convenient to use as their plastic counterparts? Then read on – we bee-lieve you will love them just as much as we do!
Saturday, 7 September 2019 | AdminWe live in the time of a climate emergency. Our papers and newsfeeds are covered with pictures of plastic floating in the ocean and all sorts of waste being washed up on our beaches. It is a problem that we can no longer ignore. However, looking at the sheer scale of it can be very overwhelming and might leave you feeling completely hopeless and like nothing you can do will ever make a difference.In those moments it is important to shift your focus back to the smaller picture.
If you don’t quite know where to start, here are four disposable items you can ditch today without much hassle or a big investment:
Thursday, 22 August 2019 | Admin
Where did the summer go? It's almost time for back to school! From new uniforms, school supplies to backpacks and lunch boxes, there are a lot of things to be gathered and the amount of plastic and packaging that comes with it can be overwhelming.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Admin
We thought you might be interested to find out a bit more about what Friends of the Earth Ireland do so the lovely Claudia has given us a bit of information about them and their new Sick of Plastic campaign. Please sign the petition below (16,000 people have already!) and show our leaders the power of individuals coming together with our deep concerns about our environment.