Healthy You. Healthy Family. Healthy Earth.
Healthy You. Healthy Family. Healthy Earth.
Cart 0

News — be the difference

10 Simple Switch Ups on your Journey to Zero Waste

be the difference beeswax biodegradable easy eco swaps eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly environmentally hopeful greenbottle handmade hydrophil lamazuna make a change organic palm oil free plant based planted based products plastic free zero waste zero waste journey zero waste living zerowaste

10 Simple Switch Ups on your Journey to Zero Waste

Last week I talked about making Straight Swaps to more eco versions of your regular products, that require no change to our routine or our convenience (6 Straight Swaps on your Journey to Zero Waste). This week I want to talk about making 10 Simple Switch Ups on your Journey to Zero Waste. As you may remember, I have identified three 'levels' of change on a zero waste journey: Straight Swap - A change that really requires no change to our routine or our convenience. It is just a straight swap to a more eco friendly, zero waste version of an everyday...

Read more →


6 Straight Swaps on your Journey to Zero Waste

bamboo be the difference biodegradable easy eco swaps eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly environmentally hopeful hydrophil organic palm oil free patch strips plant based planted based products plastic free reusable we luv eco zero waste zero waste journey zero waste living zerowaste

6 Straight Swaps on your Journey to Zero Waste

No sustainable change can be made instantly and wholly. It is a process that takes time and effort. This is something we need to remember on our own journeys to zero waste. We need to take one change at a time and make it a habit. Then we move on to the next. As I wrote in my blog, The Easiest Way You Can Start Your Eco Journey To Zero Waste, don't be Sisyphus. Don't choose a whole (zero waste) boulder. Pick up one 'pebble' and slowly, but surely walk up that hill to the top and put that pebble...

Read more →


5 Hints & Tips to reduce the Plastic-Footprint of your Party.

be the difference children easy eco swaps eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly mum mumlife parenthood party party bags plastic free plastic free party zero waste journey

5 Hints & Tips to reduce the Plastic-Footprint of your Party.

In my opinion, small plastic toys are definitely up there, along with single-use plastics as 'pointless plastic'. Despite the protests of love by the kids, there is no long-term use for or use of this plastic. It's literally production of waste. But kids' parties are often FULL of it, and it's SO HARD (almost impossible) to get away from. It takes fore-thought and effort. We're by no means perfect. At all. I'll start by being up front and say that whilst I say no to the shiny plastic helium balloons, I did say yes to latex helium balloons, which whilst better,...

Read more →


#tbt One from the Archive: 3 Simple Steps to a Greener Bottom

baby be the difference diaper easy eco swaps eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly nappy new mum newborn poo reusable washable wee zero waste zero waste journey zero waste living zerowaste

#tbt One from the Archive: 3 Simple Steps to a Greener Bottom

(First published on The Contented Calf website on 23rd January 2013.) Ever since I can remember, I’ve been aware of the environment, all things ‘Green’ and wanting to do my bit. One of my favourite childhood activities was taking the boxes of glass bottles to the bottle bank with my mum, throwing them in and hearing them smash – brilliant! When I was at school I was a fully fledged member of ‘Earth Action’. Our activity was painting cardboard boxes green and distributing them throughout the school to collect waste paper. And now I’m a mum, I’m also keen to...

Read more →


18 Easy Eco Swaps You Can Make Today (part two)

bamboo be the difference biodegradable easy eco swaps eco eco ideas eco inspiration ecofriendly environmentally hopeful make a change natural cleaning zero waste zero waste journey zero waste living zerowaste

18 Easy Eco Swaps You Can Make Today (part two)

Hey Hello! Last week we started this list of Easy Eco Swaps, but it had grown so long, I decided to split it into two. If you want to see part one, please click here to see the first part of the list. But now, without further ado, here's part two!   10. Hanging Clothes (indoors or outdoors) to Dry I'm a big fan of hanging clothes out on the line to dry. I tend to err on the side of hanging clothes out, even if I the sky's looking a bit grey. I do get caught out at times!...

Read more →