This post started out as a rant, by me, in the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group, but I feel so vexed about the confusion surrounding this issue I felt it warranted a blog post too. The much-lauded bottle deposit scheme that has just been introduced in England and proposed for here is a fantastic anti-litter […]
I have a confession to make; my guilty pleasure is the TV programme ‘Say Yes to the Dress’. I don’t know why, buying a really expensive dress to wear for one day is the height of single-use consumerism. Maybe it’s just the silliness of it all. It’s pure escapism, and for someone who’s uber pragmatic […]
I often hear the argument that living ethically and sustainably is really only achievable if you’ve lots of free time and even more disposable income. I think this is often true, particularly if you’re measuring yourself against the picture-perfect lifestyles depicted on social media.
This time last week Ireland was in the grip of a once-in-forty-years weather event. A cold front from Siberia called the ‘Beast from the East’ joined forces with storm Emma, bringing blustery winds, lots of snow, zero visibility and -15 degree wind chill. Fortunately no one died during the storm, primarily because of the advance […]
Apart from this week, when we’re ankle-deep in snow, there are signs of spring emerging. That said we do have daffodils peeking up through the blanket of white in our garden. It’s too cold to be in the garden these days, but it doesn’t mean I can’t garden. This week I’m all set to plant […]