Who Gives A Crap Review and 10 tips to reduce plastic waste in your bathroom

Reducing plastic is hot news.  Plastic is literally suffocating our planet, killing animals and is even toxic to us coming back in the food chain to those who eat fish from the sea.  Kind of like karma really.  Even if it wasn't poisonous to us, we should still be doing something about it.  Littering our … Continue reading Who Gives A Crap Review and 10 tips to reduce plastic waste in your bathroom

Climate emergency: Shift to vegan diet vital to meet Paris targets, warns charity

Major political parties are being urged to include veganism at the centre of food and farming policies after declaring a national climate emergency. The Vegan Society is imploring politicians to “translate this announcement into action” by adopting policies that encourage plant-based diets, offer vegan food in public sector canteens and support farmers in moving away … Continue reading Climate emergency: Shift to vegan diet vital to meet Paris targets, warns charity

EU wants to ban ‘meaty’ names like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ for vegan food

I’ve just received a press release and want to share it with you as I think it is so ridiculous.  I’ve already seen news of this happening on one of my favourite websites called Plant Based News where I highly recommend signing up to their weekly newsletters as you’ll get loads of the top plant … Continue reading EU wants to ban ‘meaty’ names like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ for vegan food

The importance of sustainably sourced wood

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Understanding where wood comes from should be an important part of any person’s woodworking  journey, whether it’s for a professional job, a DIY project or home improvement, it’s important to ensure it’s from a sustainable source.  In this blog post I will explore what sustainable wood is, which wood should be avoided and why choosing sustainable wood is important.

When I first started out in woodworking I was mainly using reclaimed materials, but for those materials I need to buy, I put little or no thought into where they were coming from.  It was too easy to go and buy wood from a local retailer without any understanding or thought of the journey that wood had taken to get there.

As a family we are quite environmentally conscious.  We buy mostly organic food, buy 100% renewable energy from Bulb, have solar panels on our roof and recycle /…

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