Do you really need that? How many items of clothing does a person need? One hundred items? 66? 33? Less? It is an interesting exercise to examine how many clothes you own and to try and determine how many of them you actually need and how many you are holding onto just in case. To … Continue reading Buy. Wear. Wash. Repeat: The True Cost of our Clothes
[Last year] the UK threw away a total of 108 million rolls of wrapping paper last Christmas [...] enough to wrap up all of Glasgow.
A new age The Space Age, the Information Age, the Social Age... contemporary culture has gained a number of labels for itself over the past century. These ages typically arise following a major technological breakthrough, such as space travel, computer science or social media in the cases above. But ages need not necessarily be to … Continue reading Plastic People
I recently read Fumio Sasaki's entertaining and enlightening account of his becoming a minimalist, titled 'Goodbye, things'. Minimalism comes in many forms, meaning different things in music and visual art, for example. The type of minimalism Sasaki refers to has to do with the number of possessions a person owns, in opposition to materialism. Material … Continue reading Discard everything you own
A few things I have learnt from a year of generating almost no disposable waste.