bug hotel

Hello!  How’s it going?  We walked the whole way around Linlithgow Loch yesterday, here in West Lothian.  It’s such 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!  Apparently it’s been built by volunteers in the community – I love this type of positive community action.

This week’s links – I have some good ones for you:

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, in a type of deposit return scheme, Iceland will pay you 10p for each plastic bottle you return.  Here’s hoping this will extend to other retailers.

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

5.  This was the second thing – the Arctic Circle is on fire.  This.  Is.  Not.  Good.

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.  I wouldn’t say it’s a positive, but it certainly is interesting.

7.  Fresh after banning cashmere, feathers, down, and silk from it’s products, Asos is educating its designers on sustainability.  It remains to be seen if this will include topics such as overproduction.

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

PS: catch up on 15th July’s post, if you missed it.

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