Whether or not we are ready for it to be July (where has the year gone?!?!?). We welcome Plastic Free July with open arms! Having been in lockdown at home for the last few months it has given us a chance to really look at how we live and which direction we want the world to move in. Take the challenge this July!
For our Health and Beauty month we delve into the eco ways of fitness gurus and health in an increasingly unhealthy world. With the warmer months slowly drawing closer we look at how we can get off the couch from under that blanket and increase our fitness.
This month we want to highlight a social good company that we adore, and whose products we love and use daily. BECO is an eco friendly natural soap company that does good with every bar of soap produced.
Sometimes it can be challenging to hear about the state of the planet and it’s often even harder to read about it, but there are lots of environmental documentaries out there which make watching more manageable and focus on solutions rather than just the problems.
With Veganuary ending today we just want to say a massive congratulations to everyone who took part. Whether you’ve cut all meat and dairy out of your diet or just cut down, your actions are making a difference to the planet and to animals.
We completely understand if Veganuary just isn't for you, but that doesn't mean you have to be completely in, or completely out. We also support anyone who wants to reduce their meat and dairy consumption and move towards a plant-based or meat-free diet.
To celebrate the start of Veganuary we introduce our recipe book so far. These are all of our vegan recipes posted since we launched in July 2019, they have all been made and eaten (and enjoyed) by one of our E.C.O. team. We hope you can use these to help you to complete Veganuary, or just try new ways of cooking foods you already love.
On New Year’s day while you’re nursing your hangover or making well intentioned resolutions why not watch a documentary or two to get you motivated to make a change?
ere have been great discussions this year as people become more environmentally conscious around the Christmas tree tradition. What is better for the planet – artificial or real? We have seen a new wave of innovation year on year as many have shunned the two traditional routes and created their own style of tree. Now that we all have our trees up and are counting down until Santa arrives, we wanted to show your our favourite eco trees this holiday season.
This article is exactly what it says on the tin, a quick guide on how you can wrap your Christmas presents plastic free and more sustainably!
This Christmas avoid bringing unwanted plastic toys into your home and make your own Christmas crackers. No one ever really uses a mini set of cards, puzzle pieces, moustache combs or packs of dice. It is really easy to make your own crackers and fill them with goodies that your family will enjoy.
I was lucky enough to win the E.C.O. prize giveaway when the blog first started. Not only was I very excited because I never win anything, I also couldn’t wait to try all the new products to make me an eco-friendlier person!
E.C.O. RecipeOur tried and tested favourites Following on from our present article earlier this week, we have a great gift idea for gin lovers (or yourself) that’s low waste and […]
This Christmas we want to help you buy useful presents for your loved ones and hopefully save some money (and the planet) along the way. According to a survey 60 million unwanted presents will be given this Christmas, big hitters include bathing products, films and box sets, candles, chocolate and socks.
Read this week's E.C.O. news roundup to hear the latest environmental news. EasyJet are set to carbon offset their flights, Coldplay are planning a net-zero album tour, fires and flood cause fear worldwide, African plants are set for extinction and Greta Thunberg is a time traveler.
Many of us have grown up with a menu heavily influenced by animal produce. Now there is such a variety of meat substitutes we are able to eat the same meals either as a vegetarian or a vegan. This Cottage Pie is a great example of a meal where the flavours are still strong, warming and comforting, without eating any animal produce. We make efforts to change the way we think about food, both where it comes from and how it's produced. If you can still feel like you're eating what you want to, or what you're used to, its much easier to enjoy a diet with reduced animal produce.
: The season is upon us for mulled wine, mince pies and all things spiced. For us Christmas is all about time with friends and family, board games, gifts and a lovely filling dinner, but sadly it can be the most wasteful holiday of the year.