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bug hotel

bug hotel

Hello!  How’s it going?  We walked the whole way around Linlithgow Loch yesterday – it’s a lovely walk but my very favourite bit of the whole walk is walking past the gardens on Water Yett, where this incredibly fancy bug hotel lives.  Garden goals for sure!

This week’s links:

1.  Google and the UN have teamed up with each other and it could bring great things for the environment.

2.  John Lewis is to pay you for your old John Lewis clothes, regardless of condition, to prevent them from going to landfill.

3.  Related, Iceland will pay you 10p for each plastic bottle you return.

4.  One of the most shocking things I saw all week.

5.  This was the second thing – the Arctic Circle is on fire.

6.  One interesting side of the global heatwave though is that it has revealed imprints of old and prehistoric buildings on the Irish and British landscape.

7.  Fresh after banning cashmere, feathers, down, and silk from it’s products, Asos is educating its designers on sustainability.

8.  Metal straws are cool now, apparently.  Get yours here* if you want to join the cool crew.

9.  Morrisons is currently winning in the supermarket eco stakes – Lidl is currently bottom of the league.

10.  Finally, let’s all move to Penzance!

Have a very lovely Sunday!

Wendy.x

weekend links

Ten Things

dr bronners liquid castile soap

dr bronners liquid castile soap

Hello!  Good week?  Our building work is finished (for now) so we are putting our house back together, slowly, and cleaning and cleaning some more (plaster dust is the worst).  The means I am making lots of cleaning products at the moment and, in procrastination, playing around with old favourite recipes and scents.  No bad thing!

This week’s links:

1. Ireland has become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels.  Here’s hoping other countries (*cough* the UK *cough*) won’t be far behind.

2.  In a bold move, this company has just banned meat, citing that they want to lower their carbon footprint.

3.   Apparently, according to Bloomberg, the recycling game is rigged against you.  Apparently, even if you put everything into the right blue bins, a lot of plastics will end up in landfills and the ocean, and consumers can’t solve this problem.

4.  An in-depth look into the effect the beauty industry has on the environment.

5.  Relax, sustainable fashion is easier than you think.

6.  Ethical porcelain for the bedroom, not the mantlepiece. ;)

7.  Starbucks is banning straws, but could the move see them use more plastic?

8.  Relatedly, perhaps plastic straws aren’t the problem?

It all sounds virtuous — but in reality, it’s likely to make matters worse. Straws make up a trifling percentage of the world’s plastic products, and campaigns to eliminate them will not only be ineffective but could distract from far more useful efforts“.

9.  Could hedgerows, those wildlife and biodiversity havens that farmers removed, make a comeback?  Maybe.  Apparently, the heatwave has shown a renewed appreciation of hedgerows.

10.  Finally, a different kind of trashy beach read.

Have a good week!

Wendy.x