Why Bottle Deposit Schemes are a Missed Opportunity

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 […]

Sustainable Ethical Weddings – Updated 4th April 2018

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 […]

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics – updated 5th April 2018

In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about plastic waste in Ireland. I’m hoping that this is a sign of things to come and that we’ll soon be waving bye, bye to unnecessary, excessive use of plastic. I think this interest has party been spurred on by the growth of the Zero Waste […]