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Tag Archives: Out and About

This week’s focus is on Out and About Products. The July focus on the Eco Living Ideas page is all things related to being out and about this summer and how to try and reduce the impact we have on the environment whilst we are making some awesome memories. Watch my eco chat in the video below or check out a rough transcript underneath. The products we have been looking at include things like travel cups, reusable lunch boxes, sandwich wraps and snack pockets, compostable poo bags and reusable swim nappies for little ones. Each of these things, when multiplied by millions can have a long lasting and devastating effect on our planet. Here are some figures on those effects: 2.5 BILLION single use cups are still used in the UK each year Over 1 MILLION trees are felled each year to make single use coffee cups 1.5 BILLION litres…

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During my research for the Out and About focus, I came across all sorts of facts and figures that I thought were really interesting and that I wanted to share with you. I also love doing price comparisons, so there is one of those too! First let’s look at some facts about the waste created from single use ‘on the go’ products: Those figures shocked me but the consequences that the above figures have on sea life made me want to cry. I’ve seen documentaries and read news articles, but these figures make it hit home even more. Here are some facts on how plastic affects marine animals: Scary right? And here are a final few facts on disposable cups and plastic bottles: Each year in the UK around 13 BILLION plastic bottles are used and only 7.5 billion are recycled Plastic bottles make up 10% of litter in the…

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This July I will be focusing on all things out and about! This first blog is a quick introduction to the subject and to share with you some of the awesome eco-alternative available. Throughout the month I will be sharing price comparisons, facts and figures so check out other blogs for more info. I don’t know about you but I am so ready for some sunshine, family time, trips out and all the other glorious things that come with summer time. I’m hoping that after the abysmal April/May we had, July and August are going to be great for sunshine! And that’s why this month we are going to focus on ‘out and about’ products. Things we need for picnics, days out and on the go meals. There is a whole world of fabulous, plastic free, reusable and down-right gorgeous products out there. It’s time to show them some love.…

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