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Hey!  How are you?  How has your week been?  And tell me, did you get some snow?  I feel like Edinburgh has been the only place in the country that did not get any snow this week and I am disappointed!

This week’s links:

1.  Good news this week was that the Co-op (in East Anglia initially) are to sell food past their best before dates for 10p, in a bid to cut food waste.  As the daughter of greengrocers, my parents always brought home the tinned and dried food past their best before dates for us to eat, with no adverse affect on us.  I always knew when we got Ricicles (remember them?) for breakfast that they were past their best before date!

2.  Related: food labels are to be simplified to help reduce food waste too.

3.  The new Icelandic prime minister sounds like my kind of person.

4.  Been hooked on Blue Planet 2?  Me too, me too.  But did you know that’s Britain’s coral reefs and marine life are equal to anything on Blue Planet 2?  A much overlooked fact.

5. Does your clothes label say “made in Europe”?  It turns out these clothes may not be as ethical as they sound.

6.  2017 is set to be the best year yet for ‘conscious’ seasonal spending.  I personally hate the term ‘conscious’ but this is good news, and hopefully the start of an ever upward trend,

7.  Sally from the blog A Blighted Star has pulled together some useful resources on having a greener Christmas.

8.  I’d also add Anna Jones has some great ideas for edible gifts.

9. If you are in a listening mood, then I highly recommend the BBC’s Food On The Edge.  From Syrian refugee kitchens, Black Panther breakfasts to how a Danish chef is creating delicious food from “waste food”, it made for fascinating listening.

10.  Finally, plus size ethical fashion has a lot of catching up to do, but here are 11 global brands making sustainable fashion available to every woman.

Enjoy your Sunday!  I am hosting a house full of six year olds today so wish me luck (or send wine!).

Wendy.x

ps: I am donating to this great campaign this week to help eradicate homelessness.