energy, Human rights, pollution, sustainability, waste

Computer Buying Tips for the Ethically Minded

So you want to buy a new laptop or a smart phone, but you've read about numerous social and environmental impacts during their lifecycles. You've learnt about polluting production processes - the leaching of toxic chemicals and the heavy reliance on fossil fuels. You are aware that making electronics requires the mining of minerals which… Continue reading Computer Buying Tips for the Ethically Minded

plastic, pollution, sustainability, waste

Things I’ve done to reduce my plastic footprint

Back in January, I wrote about how much plastic waste I am generating while living in Thailand in 31 Days of Plastic and then I explored ways I could reduce this in Towards Plastic Free. As I discussed, escaping using plastic is quite a challenge here in Thailand, more so than if I was living… Continue reading Things I’ve done to reduce my plastic footprint

plastic, pollution, sustainability, waste

Towards Plastic Free

The first two months of 2018 has seen me focusing on waste. It frequently permeates my consciousness here in Thailand, with pollution omnipresent and use of convenience containers and carriers rife. Starting with There’s a Fraction too Much Plastic I explored the downfalls of plastic-use and its prevalence in my lifestyle, culminating in an analysis of… Continue reading Towards Plastic Free

food, nature, plastic, sustainability, waste

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… Continue reading 31 Days of Plastic

food, nature, plastic, pollution, sustainability, travel, waste

The Quest for the Reusable Straw

I finally found it! A reusable metal straw sitting atop the ultimate refreshing tropical drink. My taste buds and sustainability brain rejoice! But that's not all. I've also found a place that uses biogas produced from food waste to cook the most glorious vegetarian food without the obligatory spoonfuls of sugar and msg found elsewhere; food… Continue reading The Quest for the Reusable Straw

food waste, plastic, sustainability, waste

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… Continue reading Waste Free People