Suggestion Box 30 – Festive Food Waste

This is the third and last Suggestion Box video about the environmental impact of festive traditions.  Food waste is a problem all year round and this contributes to climate breakdown.  During times of celebration, this is a particular problem.  In the UK alone, around 270,000 tonnes of festive food waste is created.  Here we provide … Continue reading Suggestion Box 30 – Festive Food Waste

Suggestion Box 19: Cling Film

Cling Film or Cling Wrap is widely used as a cover for food.  However, as it is not always easy to recycle, it contributes to land fill where it takes a long time to breakdown.  In doing so, toxic chemicals are released.  Some of the ways to reduce its use in the home are suggested … Continue reading Suggestion Box 19: Cling Film

Suggestion Box 16 – Toiletries

In this video Karen acknowledges that the use of toiletries can have a positive effect on our well-being. They help us to smell and feel nice.  However this comes at a cost to the environment.  Karen suggests some ways to reduce this while still being able to feel the benefits of such products as shower … Continue reading Suggestion Box 16 – Toiletries

Suggestion Box 13 – Electronic Waste

In this video we look at ways to reduce electronic waste. If computer and other electronic waste is not disposed of properly, it adds to landfill. In breaking down, it releases toxic substances into soil and water.  In this video we look at some options for extending the life of appliances to avoid sending them … Continue reading Suggestion Box 13 – Electronic Waste

Suggestion Box 11 – Upcycling

This video looks at upcycling as part of our series of hints and tips. Here we offer some suggestions for reducing your environmental impact by turning items which are broken or no longer wanted into something else.  This can be a fun way of prolonging the life of the materials. It also helps to reduce … Continue reading Suggestion Box 11 – Upcycling

Suggestion Box 8 – Clothing Disposal

Here, the discussion around the environmental impact of our clothing is continued from Suggestion Box 4.  This time we look at clothing disposal. Options available to extend the useful life of items and avoid sending them to landfill are suggested. Some useful links to illustrate the ways in which organisations are working to reduce the … Continue reading Suggestion Box 8 – Clothing Disposal

Suggestion Box 7 – Packaging

Packaging is used to protect the items that we buy on-line and send to family and friends.  But we need to be careful about the amount that we use and how we dispose of it.  The type of packaging material used is important as it influences whether it can be re-used, re-cycled or needs to … Continue reading Suggestion Box 7 – Packaging