Mottainai! もったいない

I just made a language discovery that is right up my alley! Today, I discovered the Japanese expression “mottainai”, which means “What a waste!”. The concept around it is the same as “Waste not, want not!” in English. I like this concept more than “zero waste”, which sounds so intimidating and hard to reach! Check …

Halloween

What does Halloween look like for you this year? Are you in lockdown or free to go trick or treating? This holiday has come a far way from its roots of celebrating autumn harvest. Did you know that Autumn harvests are also celebrated in Chinese and Korean cultures? Traditionally, this holiday celebrated the gifts and …

How long do you keep your clothes?

“The average lifetime for a garment of clothing is estimated as ~2.2 years in the UK.” www.wrap.org.uk As part of Oxfam’s Secondhand September, I’m looking into how it is possible to cut our fashion waste Is this true for you? How do you decide that a clothing item has had its day? – is it …

PLASTIC- FREE JULY: DAY 31

Let’s recap what we learnt about this month. Well done on completing Plastic-free July. If you need some words of encouragement, here you go! Remember to check out the other tips on my blog.