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Hello!  How are you doing?  I’ve had a lovely holiday at home this past week, in the sun.  Scotland has felt positively Mediterranean-like.  In my life, I’ve never known it to be this sunny and warm so consistently in Scotland, and while it has indeed been lovely, there has been something a little disconcerting about it.

I’ve also been making a stab at Plastic-Free July.  I say stab as I still find things like food especially difficult – it irks me that plastic-free food is often much more expensive, and difficult to get hold off when you don’t live in a major city.  That being said, I have had some wins, but also faced some conundrums.  It’s certainly a tricky old one.  You can follow along with my plastic-free ups and downs on Instagram.

This week’s links:

1.  Morrisons is switching from plastic bags to paper bags in the grocery aisle.  Which sounds like great news, until the Environment Agency stepped in and told us it’s a bad move in tackling climate change.  I think the best thing, environmentally, is ultimately to take your own produce bags*.

2.  Is it time we electrified everything?  According to Treehugger, then yes (after reducing demand).

3.  Should schools visit abbatoirs?

4.  Is it time to lighten up?

5.  My response to this article was “no $h*t, Sherlock”.

6.  Say goodbye to over-ripe or suddenly off avocados.

7.  Some petitions to sign – tell Walker’s Crisps to ditch the plastic packaging and Ben & Jerry’s want you to petition for more onshore wind power.

8.  Good to know for any bar soap skeptics out there – a communal bar of soap will not make you ill.

9.  The loneliest whale in the world?

10.  Finally, as lovely as this weather is, remember it’s not great for everyone, especially hedgehogs.  Here’s how you can help our little spiky friends.

Have a great week!

Wendy.x