Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers
Feb24

Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers

A few months ago, I wrote this post – all about the importance of wearing our clothes for longer in the interests of the environment. For running clothes, it should be particularly as they don’t even ‘need’ to match. Buying too many clothes and not getting full use out of them is bad for the environment both in terms of the manufacturing process and disposal. While many of us pass clothing on to charity, a...

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Can we all just stop buying crap for Christmas?
Dec14

Can we all just stop buying crap for Christmas?

Christmas is a time of excess. Excess spending. Excess food. Excess drink. People love it, I get that. It’s a time to relax, to let your hair down, to spend time with family and take a break from the everyday grind. But the excess usually comes with a big side order of guilt. Guilt that you’ve spent too much and now don’t have enough cash to see you through to the end of the month. Guilt that you’ve eaten too...

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The solution
Feb11

The solution

Waste and recycling are big concerns of mine. You can recycle an awful lot, but there is always some left over at the end – this is called ‘residual’ waste if you are a waste geek. At the moment it goes into landfill, which is not a sustainable long-term solution. The question of what to do with residual waste is one that has occupied the council where I work (and doubtless plenty of others too) for many, many years....

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