Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills

Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills

I realize that I haven’t fully addressed the reasons why I’m making an effort to live with less waste. The reasons are always bouncing around in my head, so I thought it was time to write them down properly.  So here’s the first part of a three-part series about the big “why?” First, I’m writing about landfills.

Here’s the thing:

Nothing breaks down in landfills.

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My favourite toy brands

My favourite toy brands

We’re so fortunate to live in a day where we have numerous choices for our children’s playthings. Unfortunately, this choice can be a bit overwhelming! So I’ve taken a bit of time to compile some of my favourite toy brands for babies and kids.

Why does it matter which brands you choose? Quite a few reasons:

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What are your clothes made from?

What are your clothes made from?

Are you polluting the ocean with plastic, just by washing your clothes?

It’s sad but true. Microplastic–tiny, microscopic pieces of plastic–is polluting our waterways, and one of the leading sources is our clothing. More than ever before, our clothing contains synthetic materials, and it’s easy to forget that synthetics are mostly just plastic.

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