I recently QUITE my dreadful guilty pleasure ebay (read about it here).
But on Friday I had the day off from life and found myself wandering in town twiddling my thumbs and accidentally (on purpose) stumbled in to a shoe shop.
Whoops! After hammering the plastic I managed to justify my spending by the fact that the soles of my lovely new shoes are made from 50% recycled plastic bottles (and they are oh so pretty and comfy!)
With a warm and fuzzy post-shopping feeling inside me I headed for my bus. Brighton is never the cleanest of cities but it had been windy all morning and I noticed all the rubbish and plastic bottles which had collected in the corner of the bus stop. A scruffy looking slouched hoodie shuffled up and added to the collection with the remainders of his high energy drink. I tutted under my breath and had a mental word with myself to shut up and stop scowling.
When I got home I was checking facebook (guilty pleasure number 2), and saw that the fantastic team at Shambala have pledged to make 2013 the first bottled water free festival. Such a simple but positive move for festivals which can easily become massive waste producers.
Everyone seemed to be at it.
Over at Make do and Mend (which is a fantastic blog by Jen who is trying to buy nothing new for a year), you can win a bottle of Ecover by suggesting who you’d send a ‘message in a bottle‘ to. And the wonderful Claire Lewis is ‘making it cool to care‘ with her less is more campaign.
Everyone know’s we can’t managed without plastic (or certainly not in the near future), that’s why it’s great to read at Ecover about the developments in biodegradable plant-astics. They have always been way ahead in the world of eco-friendly cleaning products and their current Message in a Bottle campaign is pledging to clean up the planet one bottle at a time. Do check out their Splash site and support them if you can.
So come on guys. You know who you are. CUT DOWN THE PLASTIC.
Many of my friend buy bottled water every day without even thinking about it. It’s a shame when there are so many different reusable bottles now available. Reusablebottle.co.uk has loads of funky looking stuff and some useful info on what materials are best for you and why reuse. I particularly like Bamboo Bottles and the Bobble Bottle which even filters any nasties).
Anyway, I’m off to polish my ‘eco halo’. How shiny is yours?