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 …

PLASTIC- FREE JULY: DAY 7

SHAMPOO AND SOAP Today’s post is for the crafters out there, who want to start making their own products (whether for your own use or to start a business). Check out @bottegazerowaste – she runs some workshops on how to make shampoo and soap bars. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill, to help …

Toothbrush swap!

After using my old plastic toothbrush for over two years, I finally changed over to a reduced plastic version! According to Colgate et al, you should change your toothbrush every three months!!! I have never done this because it sounds like such a great waste to me! And looking at the statistics online backs up …

Busting “eco gender gaps”

Are women victims of the eco gender gap at home? It doesn’t have to be like that! Take control and get all hands on deck! Today, I read an opinion piece in the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. When women get stuck holding the (plastic) baby The writer starts off by stating that her children’s …