The Inspirationals: Boyan Slat, CEO of The Ocean Cleanup

The Inspirationals: Boyan Slat, CEO of The Ocean Cleanup

Around the world, more and more people are working in exciting, smart and collaborative ways to help solve our most critical environmental issues. In the first of an ongoing series, BuyMeOnce celebrates the groundbreaking work of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup.
March 02, 2018
A New Year’s Resolution: Mindful Eating

A New Year’s Resolution: Mindful Eating

When I promised to lead a more sustainable lifestyle as part of my New Year’s resolutions – including shopping more mindfully and transitioning to a low-waste lifestyle – I also wanted to look at my dietary choices and how they impact the world.
January 30, 2018
A New Year’s Resolution: From Low-Waste to Zero-Waste

A New Year’s Resolution: From Low-Waste to Zero-Waste

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who was visiting New York for the first time sent me a photo of a plastic-wrapped apple from her hotel and shared her first impressions of the country. “I see waste everywhere,” she declared.

January 12, 2018
Could Blue Planet II turn the tide on plastic waste?

Could Blue Planet II turn the tide on plastic waste?

“Never have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely, we have a responsibility to care for our blue planet.” – David Attenborough.

December 12, 2017
David Attenborough hits out at plastic waste

David Attenborough hits out at plastic waste

As pressure mounts around the world to tackle the growing scourge of plastic waste, David Attenborough has added his towering voice to the chorus of dissenters. With “Blue Planet 2” already splashed across screens worldwide, the superstar naturalist is not afraid to use his position to champion a cause for which he cares dearly.

November 01, 2017
How to be Zero Waste When You’re Out and About

How to be Zero Waste When You’re Out and About

Staying zero waste when you’re out and about is probably the most challenging part of living a waste-free lifestyle. Many people and companies do not realise the impact of waste on our environment, so I often get strange looks when I bring my own containers and questions when I refuse certain things.

October 23, 2017
The Zero Waste Home: 13 Easy Swaps for the Kitchen

The Zero Waste Home: 13 Easy Swaps for the Kitchen

The kitchen is easily the most used in the home and has the biggest potential for waste production. Here are some easy things you can do to make your kitchen happy and waste-free. Food Packaging and Storage Step away from the cling-film!

September 08, 2017
Sick of food waste? Serve it at your wedding!

Sick of food waste? Serve it at your wedding!

Did you know one third of all food produced is wasted – most of which is fit for human consumption? Charlotte and Nick Baker wanted to tackle the problem at their wedding. The British couple asked Fur Clemt Real Junk Food Café in Wigan (a food waste charity) to feed their 135 guests.

August 15, 2017
The Zero Waste Home: A Rubbish-free Bedroom in 7 Easy Steps

The Zero Waste Home: A Rubbish-free Bedroom in 7 Easy Steps

Initially, I struggled with how to make my bedroom zero waste. So I sat on my bed and asked the question: “What in here could have a toll on the environment?” The more I looked around, the more I saw. Everything we own will eventually become waste.

June 29, 2017
How to Host a BuyMeOnce Kid’s Party

How to Host a BuyMeOnce Kid’s Party

A children’s birthday party is potentially one of the most consumerist events in the annual calendar, so what steps could we take to try and create an event with less ecological impact?

June 24, 2017
The Zero Waste Home: 11 Alternatives for Bathroom Essentials

The Zero Waste Home: 11 Alternatives for Bathroom Essentials

Our lives revolve around convenience and cheap products wrapped in plastic, but at what cost? In this article series, I’ll aim to show that if each of us make small changes in our everyday life, we can make a huge impact on our waste production. 

 

June 23, 2017
The Zero Waste Home: 6 Ways to Reduce Office Waste

The Zero Waste Home: 6 Ways to Reduce Office Waste

The home office is a huge area where waste can be reduced, but many of these tips can be applied to commercial offices as well. Try making changes at work too. Most employees (and bosses!) love the idea, especially when they see the impact on a larger scale! 

 

June 01, 2017