Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?

Palm oil has been back in the news recently, specifically Iceland (the supermarket not the country) banning its use. This has proven a very difficult one for me to reconcile, I feel very strongly about the situation, which is not as clear-cut (excuse the pun) as it might seem. On one hand I completely see … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?

Greenwash Here, Greenwash There, Greenwash Greenwash Everywhere

Despite how the title might seem, I don't actually like the term "greenwash". There are various levels of green-washing (a superficial or insincere display of concern for the environment that is shown by an organization) from exaggeration to the downright nefarious. Plus I'm a glass half-full kind of person and without a doubt most companies … Continue reading Greenwash Here, Greenwash There, Greenwash Greenwash Everywhere

Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: The Treat Lover’s Challenge

  Palm oil... you've probably all heard of it, that magic, odourless, vegetable oil that we use in, well... pretty much everything. Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivation often results in large swathes of land being deforested for plantations, resulting in habitat destruction and displacement of both animals and people. The poster-child for palm oil related … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: The Treat Lover’s Challenge

Trying reusable coffee pods: yay or nay?

So after my post about coffee pods a few weeks ago my husband got some reusable coffee pods to try for my Dolce Gusto machine. They are available on eBay and Amazon for only a few pounds and there are various different options available compatible with a range of brands. They are very much like … Continue reading Trying reusable coffee pods: yay or nay?

Getting the hubby to eat veggie (for part of the week at least)

I'd been nagging my husband to eat less meat for years and I completely understand his resistance, I like meat too and do still eat it every now and again, but he's grown up on pasties and is used to having meat at every meal and it has proved to be a pretty difficult habit … Continue reading Getting the hubby to eat veggie (for part of the week at least)