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Who Gives A Crap - Eco-friendly toilet paper

Wait what? Eco-friendly toilet paper?

When I first came about this term I had no idea that you could get bog roll that wasn’t eco-friendly. Actually I just didn’t stop to give it a second thought. Because it’s one of those robotic things I do on my grocery run.

As it turns out using eco-friendly toilet paper makes a big difference!

Here are 3 things I learnt about normal toilet paper:

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Eco Overwhelm? Start with Food 🥕

You’ve embarked on your eco journey… And holy crap there’s a lot of information to take in! You feel paralysed. You wanna to make changes in your life. You wanna help the environment. Fight climate change, and make the world a better place. But there’s so much to fix you don’t know where to start! Everyday you discover a new piece of information that leads you down a rabbit hole of how we’ve fucked the planet  And you start to loose hope…

I call this eco overwhelm.

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Why I LOVE my period panties. And why you might like ‘em too!

First up if you’re not a fan of talking about bodily fluids you might want to click away NOW. Because I’m going to explain why I LOVE my period panties 🤘.

The next thing on my list to reduce waste in my life was looking at my feminine hygiene products. From the age of 15 I’ve been using sanitary pads and tampons. Again sitting down and doing the maths on the amount of waste I’ve created over the years. I wanted to find an alternative to these products.

So as always I booked a coffee date with my best friend Google. And researched sustainable alternatives I quickly figured out I didn’t have tons of options. Things that popped up for me where:

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Homemade Toothepaste – The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Have you been thinking of trying homemade toothpaste? Here’s a bit of insight to what you might expect.

For the last 9 months I’ve been making my own toothpaste. Because the amount of empty toothpaste tubes I was throwing away annoyed me.

I did collect them for a while and have still kept them for a creative project.  But the sheer amount of empties was getting out of control! And I was running out of space to store them. So I decided to make my own toothpaste.

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The Sad Truth About Take Away Coffee. And What To Do About It!

With that said. I found out that today is International Coffee☕ Day! Lol 😂😂 And it so happen that I’m writing about coffee today… Talk about serendipity!

FACT: I love coffee☕. I can’t get my day started without one. And having a husband who’s a coffee connoisseur I’ve become a bit of a coffee snob myself. Some people collect wine from their travels we collect coffee.

But about 3 years ago I made a horrible discovery. I found out the sad truth about take away coffee. Well to be clear it was about disposable coffee cups, not the delicious nectar itself.

For as long as I’ve been drinking coffee I always thought you could recycle coffee cups. To my horror😲this isn’t true at all!

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My Style Challenge

I set myself this challenge about 18 months ago and it has been the beginning of my little venture…

On 31 January 2011, I decided that I wanted to be more creative. A bit late for a New Years resolution, but I guess it’s better late than never. So, I decided to set myself this ‘Style Challenge’.

The Rules:

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