31 Days of Plastic

Over 31 days in January and February, I attempted to collect all the plastic I would normally throw out (or recycle). I consciously tried to avoid single-use plastic, but I still amassed an extortionate volume of plastic. Bearing in mind that virtually everything comes plastic-wrapped or bagged in Thailand, where I’m living, and often plastic-free … More 31 Days of Plastic

Waste Free People

Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not. – The Lorax After writing this blog for several months, I recognise my often pessimistic view of the state of the world, how we treat others and our environment. There are however, some really inspirational actions people and organisations … More Waste Free People

To Fly or Not to Fly?

7770. That’s how many kilometres I’ve flown this week. 1.08. Is the tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent that my journey emitted (for me as an individual on two flights)*. In simple terms is the same amount of energy used in an average Australian home for 96 days or equivalent to sending 570kg of food waste to … More To Fly or Not to Fly?

Why Waste?

In my recent post ‘What a Load of Rubbish!‘ I talked about how litter has infiltrated our urban and natural spaces, our growing waste problem and some of its consequences.  Recent media attention has drawn attention to waste, so that our consciousness of the issue appears to be growing. I’m an optimist, so surely this is the start … More Why Waste?