25 Year Environment Plan and Plastic Pollution

Today the UK Government published their 25-year plan for the environment “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”. This is a key document giving an indication of the Government’s direction of travel on environmental issues in England (environment is a devolved issue so this does not directly affect policy in Wales). This blog post gives a short summary of the points in the plan relating to plastic waste and reduction.

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Lentils

Growing up, lentils, chickpeas and many beans and other pulses were not my food of choice. But I’m here to tell you now that I not only eat these strange little bean type things, I also like them! I wanted to do a post about how great lentils are and why we should all be stocking up on these delightful pulses. Read more


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Going Zero Waste – useful links

Just starting out on your zero waste journey? Feeling a bit bamboozled by the ENORMOUS amount of blogs, hints, tips, campaigns and advice out there to help you on your way? Me too. I wanted to try to condense this overwhelming abundance of information into a blog post but I couldn’t…so instead I’m just going to highlight some of the blogs and articles I have found most useful. I know, adding to the amount of stuff out there. But consider this a sign post to help you on your way.

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Christmas in Crickhowell

Our pop up shop yesterday at the Christmas event in Crickhowell was our first foray as shop owners and we were a bit nervous.  We shouldn’t have been! The shop was more popular than we had ever expected and the lovely people of Crickhowell gave us such an enthusiastic and positive reception we were overwhelmed.  We spoke to so many supportive people, including the deputy leader of the Green Party and the local MP.

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‘Biodegradable’ plastic, cure or curse?

I must admit to having been guilty in the past of complacency around my packaging. If the packaging was labelled ‘recyclable’ or ‘biodegradable’ that used to be enough to satisfy any concerns I had about its environmental impact. I was shocked and appalled to learn that when a product is labelled ‘biodegradable’ it does not necessarily mean it will break down. I wanted to explore the problem of ‘biodegradable’ plastic in this article.

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Zero waste in Wales

Wales is a pretty amazing country and it doesn’t always shout about it.  Although I’m not Welsh, my husband is and almost all of our immediate family live in Wales now.  Since living here, I am regularly impressed and humbled by the incredible work being done.  From individuals making a difference in their local communities, to politicians making ground breaking political changes, Wales has a lot to be proud of.

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