We love sustainable products and want to help you cut through the marketing spin to find only the best and most environmentally friendly products on the market.
Who knew that there were so many dates related to making our world a better place? If, like me, you need something to look forward to, or you have had enough of dreading deadlines, here are some interesting dates to add to your calendar.
Its almost time to celebrate the hard working fathers of the world and with one of our authors due to enter into this privileged group any day soon we wanted to help you all celebrate this day. We think Fathers day is always best spent out amongst nature in the mountains or better yet down on a nice sandy beach. One great fathers day activity which all the family can get involved with is joining one of the organised beach cleans. Try heading over to South Landings beach and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for the beach clean or stop by Bacton Keswick beach and join the beach clean there.
After seeing the recent popularity around these we wanted to put together a complete guide on how to use, clean and keep your beeswax wraps in their best shape to get the most out of them and help you to reduce the clingfilm thrown away from your home every day.
Never has a product garnered so much disdain as the humble straw, it’s the poster boy of single use plastic waste and for good reason. In the UK alone we throw away 8.5 billion straws every single year which is apparently enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall a thousand times!
In the towns and cities across the west midlands zero waste shops are starting to pop up, you’ll notice most of the businesses in this list are fairly new and the majority were started in 2018, so its an exciting time to be going plastic free in Birmingham or Bromsgrove. This growth doesn’t come as a surprise to a former Birmingham resident, when I was there you could see the community trialing these ideas with pop up shops and market stalls so its great to see that the best amoungst them are now moving into bricks and mortar and building a real base for the zero waste community to call home in the West Midlands.
It seems the quest for sustainable living doesn’t just have to be confined to the physical aspects of our lives. A few months back I heard of a new search engine called Ecosia which claims to plant trees whilst you search the web! Googles mantra of ‘Dont be Evil’ doesn’t compare Ecosias tree planting record.
The East Midlands has a treasure trove of innovative companies making sustainable living easier in the East of England, with Cafés like Natures Pantry now offering up a selection of eco friendly fair trade toys to their customers after the owners became frustrated at the amount of plastic being brought into their own home or the refill station on wheels helping the people of Bury St Edmonds. We’ve put together a review of some of the best places to find Refill stations, plastic free and zero waste shopping experiences.
Tea is an integral part of British life and I can’t imagine what life would be like without a morning brew or a coffee on the weekend so we thought we’d put together some tips on how to have a more sustainable tea or coffee. As a one of the worlds largest consumers of tea this is definitely a way we ca all make small changes which would cumulatively have a surprisingly big impact when you consider where your drink is sourced from, how its made and what you drink it in.
Choosing to become sustainable can be filled with difficult questions over how and where to shop and which products sustainable claims are backed up by real environmental benefits or are just greenwash eco friendly terminology. When I started making my life more sustainable and moving towards daily zero waste I found these apps really helped me in achieving my environmental goals. Downloading these apps making living a sustainable life a lot easier.
We recently sampled Sapling Vodka who are a sustainable manufacturer of spirits allowing us all to enjoy a few clear conscious cocktails… Allowing us to choose an eco-friendly alcohol and signalling with our purchasing power to the larger manufacturers that there is a real market for sustainable products.
When it comes to shopping Manchester and Liverpool tend to have it all, but we’ve reviewed the best sustainable shops across the North West so whether you are on the Wirral or up in Cumbria we’ve got you covered with these eco-friendly shops who’ll support you in being more sustainable.
Continuing our guide series, we’ve put together the very best in sustainable shopping experiences and projects in the North East. If you are looking for zero waste, plastic free shopping or want to know where in Yorkshire to get locally sourced food this guide will help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Wales has a deep connection to the countryside which makes finding locally sourced food and drink a dream so reducing those food air-miles can be readily achieved. We’ve put together a list of some of the best shops for sourcing sustainable products across Wales for when you want waste free, environmentally friendly shopping experiences.
Tool sharing and repair cafes have helped reduce that waste by extended a products useful life, reduced the need for everyone to own the same tool which only gets used once in a blue moon (how many people really need to own a chimney brush) and has cut out the packaging which would inevitably be placed around those tools.
Starting with Scotland we’ve put together a guide to the very best sustainable shopping in our heather ladened northern land. There’s no surprise that a country with big areas of wilderness would have shops, cafes and interesting projects which support stopping waste from entering those beautiful mountains and cold seas.
Sustainable shopper was born out of a dissertation proposal for a Sustainability & Management Masters degree to help customers compare the claims companies are making about how environmentally friendly their products are.
Thanks to the encouragement of Bath University staff I chose to buck the trend of applying for graduate jobs and instead take up a passion project to help those in my community make more informed choices in choosing sustainable and environmentally friendly products. - Keziah Rookes
“Knowing you want to make the right choice is great but knowing how to make the right choice is really hard”
— Keziah Rookes, FOUNDER
To help people navigate through the marketing claims and greenwashing to source out the best products which are ethical, sustainable and environmentally conscious. Its out missions to educate and inform those who want to live a more sustainable life or even simply make more informed choices in the shopping isle.
We compare the claims, investigate the impact and rate the sustainability of products and our mission is to help you hold companies to account when it comes to being environmentally sustainable.
We don’t just work with clients who are champions of sustainable business but also small local businesses in our community who are striving to have a local impact. From sourcing sustainable alternatives to every day products to developing sustainability strategies for achieving B Corp status we can work with you to achieve your potential in sustainability, environmental protection and in developing ethical products.
Bits of plastic enter the sea each day.
Plastic bottles per mile of UK coast line.
Species of Bees have gone extinct in the UK
If you have an interest in environmental sustainability and want to become a member of our team we’d love to hear from you. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to support our mission. If you have a product that you’d like to be reviewed or claims to be investigated then let us know as its you the members of our community who we are here to help.