A Very Social Solution to Killing Off the Plastic Bag!

Grrr...there's even bags for the boys...
Grrr...there's even bags for the boys...

I came across an incredibly inspirational company last week called Morsbags, with a delightful strapline of ‘Sociable, Guerrilla, Bagging’.

‘What are you on about now, you crazy woman’, I can hear you from here you know!

I’ll tell you, I haven’t felt this excited and sane about a project in a long time…

Perhaps the story is best told by the creator of Morsbags, Claire Morsman.

A young female minke whale was washed up in Normandy France on April 6th (my birthday) in 2002.  This was in the contents of her stomach.

  • 1 x plastic/aluminium crisp packet
  • 2 x English supermarket bags
  • 7 x various coloured dustbin bag bits
  • 7 x transparent plastic bags

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Ban The Plastic Bag

ban-the-plastic-bagHi everybody, Thomas here. Are you a bit like me and are still dumbfounded by the sight of people carrying their shopping in plastic bags? That in this day and age, people are still using plastic bags despite being aware of the havoc they cause to the environment? I must confess, it is similar to the reaction I get when I see young people smoking. I just cannot understand why people persist in doing these things despite the tidal waves of information that say it is really not such a good idea. 

I have actually confronted friends and family who still use plastic bags in order to get some kind of explanation out of them. The most common retort I get is that they reuse the bags as bin liners and therefore need to keep taking plastic bags to add to the massive collection that they already have at home. The idea of using paper bags as bin liners or buying biodegradable bin liners apparently hasn’t occurred to them yet. 

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It’s Quite Simply a Natural Matter

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Natural Matters was launched in 2005 and from slow beginnings has now grown to be a leading UK resource for people looking to live more naturally in everything they do.

From green living to complementary practitioners and everything in between, the site is a one stop web portal that visitors find themselves returning to time and time again.

Earlier this week, I managed to stop the lovely Fleur, founder and GM of Natural Matters, in her tracks long enough to pose a few green questions; here are her responses. Continue reading “It’s Quite Simply a Natural Matter”

Sample pages – Kitchen

Click on the book cover to view the Introduction
CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER TO VIEW THE SAMPLE PAGES

Hi everybody

Tracey is understandably still not quite up to resuming her wonderful work here just yet so to I thought I’d leave you with another set of sample pages from the book (which is now less than a month away from being published!) I’ve uploaded the chapter on the Kitchen, which is a great example of how Tracey approaches each room in the house to completely de-clutter it and provide stacks of hints and ideas on how you can reuse, recycle and reduce. Many of the things Tracey mentions elaborate on some her posts on this blog about food rubbish, plastic rubbish and household rubbish.

Read the Kitchen Chapter from The Book of Rubbish Ideas

Plenty to read over the weekend – enjoy!

Cheers
Thomas