Tag Archives: waste

Prevention at source

The week commencing November 19th is European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); perhaps not as appealing as London Fashion Week to the masses but worth a tout nonetheless. The aim of this pan-European initiative is “to raise awareness more specifically on the act of preventing the production of waste prior to waste collection.” Promoters claim [...]

Recycling: A duty, not a choice?

I experienced strangely conflicted responses this morning when I saw this Hammersmith & Fulham bin lorry outside our office. Conflicted because, on the one hand, I wholly agree with the message – recycling is a duty – a moral one if not necessarily a statutory one. But at the same time, the tone of the [...]

Less source material

I’ll admit I don’t spend a lot of time browsing bath and shower products, so it’s taken me a while to spot PZ Cusson’s Original Source ‘shower pouches’. These seem great on two counts: first and most obviously, as they loudly declare on the packs themselves, they use much less plastic than a conventional shower [...]

Waist friendly vs. waste friendly?

It’s not uncommon to find that low-calorie alternatives to unhealthy snacks are a little… well, skinny. Even so, my attempt to see off new year bloaterdom with a purchase of Alpen’s ‘Light’ cereal bars revealed a whole new side to waist-friendly treats. At first glance, everything seems perfectly in proportion: Give the packet a bit [...]

Yule (b)log

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la laaa, la laaa la laaa! Unless you work in sustainability that is, in which case it tends to be the season to come over a bit scroogy, and mutter things about ‘useless tat for landfill’ under your breath. This year though, rather than muttering about the unsustainability [...]