With so much fresh produce available here in Thailand – an array of tropical fruit, local ‘green leaves, herbs and other vegetables, I eat fairly well. I rarely throw out edible food, but there are always unconsumed seeds, skins and peelings that end up in my bin. Knowing what I do about food waste (a third … More The Bokashi Experiment
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
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?
Strolling from my house, emerald coloured lorikeets screeching and the day’s warmth receding into a pale pink sky, I marvel at the rubbish I pass along the way. Rusty old appliances, couches with ripped upholstery and a rotting bookcase dumped on the footpath. Once functional and treasured items, now discarded, no longer wanted. Waiting expectedly … More What a Load of Rubbish!
Two for me, one for the bin… two for me, one for the bin… Astonishingly, this is effectively what we are doing with food: globally, one third of food is wasted. Crazy, I know! Particularly, considering millions of people around the world face hunger every day. So how and why does all this food get thrown … More Food is for Eating