autumn

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autumn

Hiya!  It’s October holidays so I’ve taken a week off to build cardboard igloos, bake fridge cakes, go swimming and other fun stuff.  It’s been a busy week but I’m feeling refreshed from a week off writing and have some great post ideas I’m currently working on!

Here are this week’s links for you:

1.  How to overcome environmental guilt (in a productive way).  An article I contributed to on mindbodygreen on something I’m no stranger to!

2.  East Africa is trying to stop the flow of secondhand hands clothes from the West because they are trying to manufacture their own clothes, but it’s proved to be complicated.

3.  How ethical trainers won the fashion seal of approval – An interesting look at the rise of Veja, ad their business model.  “One reason many brands find it difficult to switch to a more sustainable process and sourcing is because it impacts on margins too much. But for Veja it’s not about being the biggest, the cheapest or the most profitable“.

4.  Satsumas and clementines go green in the name of reducing food waste.

5.  Iceland is trying to reverse the environmental problems caused by the Vikings more than 1000 years ago.

6.  Does your jewellery box contain broken, unwanted or mismatched jewellery?  The Alzheimer’s Society are appealing for your unwanted jewellery so that they can recycle them in order to raise funds for their important work on dementia.

7.  This is the second best solution to dealing with plastic bags I’ve come across.  The best solution would be of course to ban plastic bags but you know, small steps!

8.  China bans foreign waste – what’s going to happen to the world’s recycling?  China is the dominant market for the UK’s recycled plastic so I’m thinking perhaps this will help drive down the use of single use plastic?

9.  There are lots of good uses for cucumbers.  This is not one of them.  Truly horrifying!

10.  This is the best thing I watched this week.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and – stay safe from Hurricane Brian if you’re in it’s path.

Wendy.x

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Hey!   How’s it going?  We have had some early starts and late nights this week, so are all feeling the need for a nice quiet weekend to relax and recharge our batteries.  I am not particularly crafty but I have some macrame to finish and some air drying clay to play with, and that’s as busy as it’s going to get!  Last of the great rock and rollers over here!

This weekend’s links:

1.  How do high street brands talk about sustainability?  This was an interesting read from the Good Shopping Guide – “As high street brands increasingly get better at the ethical stuff they are faced with the dilemma remains of how best to talk about it… Whistles and Fat Face are right up there in the 80 percentiles, and even H&M and New Look sit side-by-side with the adventurer lover’s favourite Patagonia. But are these brands shouting about it? Not really“.

2.  I am intrigued to try banana skin curry.

3.  This map shows all of London’s rivers, minus the city, and it’s truly fascinating.

4.  Looking to have a green Hallow e’en?  This guide has you covered.

5.  Pret a Manger is to sell reusable bottles of water, and install refill stations, alongside bottles of water, in order to understand if customers will choose to refill a bottle rather than buying a a new plastic bottle.

6.  Related: four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem.

7.  Rather intrigued by wooden nails.  Also, don’t they look pretty?

8.  More bad news for the bees this week.

9. Frustrations with vegan fashion.  The case for vegan fashion isn’t so clear cut.

10.  Will you be wearing kelp any time soon?

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

Wendy.x