Bioplastics – Eco-friendly and Sustainable, right? Wrong…

Almost two years ago now, when the anti-plastic revolution hit its peak outcry I started working for a sustainability consultancy in Oxford. This was just after the release of Blue Planet's final episode which shocked and haunted viewers by depicting albatross feeding their chicks plastic and dolphins at risk of exposing their new-born calves to … Continue reading Bioplastics – Eco-friendly and Sustainable, right? Wrong…

Making the uncommon common – moving away from wheat, corn and rice

Our food is dominated by three big grains: wheat, corn and rice. A vast number of processed foods contain these to bulk up content and calories. According to the International Grains Council, the world total grains output is projected to be 2,064 million tonnes (that's a lot) - and it is only increasing. Our huge reliance … Continue reading Making the uncommon common – moving away from wheat, corn and rice

The Tiny House Movement – Could you go miniature?

As with the shift in trend of access over ownership, our homes are also getting smaller. Although this isn't necessarily by choice. "The Case for Space" report written by The Royal Institute of British Architects’ claims the UK has the smallest new build homes in Western Europe. Big is Better. Right? Our overconsumption has contributed to the … Continue reading The Tiny House Movement – Could you go miniature?