It costs to be conscious

Snap back to the 1980s when the first environmentally friendly lightbulbs came to market. The compact fluorescent bulb, hailing more efficiency with a third of the energy usage than the conventional incandescent. A little more expensive, but served as an investment into your cheaper to run and brighter home. But from underneath the lacklustre glow…

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It’ll come out in the wash

Fashion has often found it difficult to stay on the ethical side of environmental and human rights concerns. News about poor working conditions and environmentally damaging effluent from factories is so common it’s passé. But another ecological threat is far more entwined in the fabric of the industry, and far less PR coverable. While activists…

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Choices of a bygone era

Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ induces cringing grimaces as you’re forcibly reminded of hairstyles, relationships and wardrobe decisions of the past – whoever decided this feature clearly never opted for the side-fringe of the naughties. Unlike what Facebook assumes we want to see, most of us prefer to shed remnants of our past lives in search…

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A close shave

The thing with plastic razors is that they’re crap. They go rusty after 3 uses, the little gel strip welds them to anything they touch and you continue to use that last one from the pack for months longer than it’s predecessors, despite the fact that estranged hairs from weeks ago are inevitably trapped somewhere…

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The shopping trip

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to adapting your lifestyle to be more environmentally conscious. The sheer amount of complex issues that are wrapped up in the term ‘sustainability’ makes it almost impossible to begin. Wading your way through the buzzwords of single-use plastic, environmentally damaging chemicals, deforestation, reduce-reuse-recycle, it feels…

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