This looks like a plastic bottle of Dr Organic Argan oil conditioner, but looks can be deceiving. I’m pleased to say that it is actually a REFILLED 🎉 bottle that now has @faithinnature_uk Lavender conditioner in thanks to @myriadorganics and their refill schemes on lots of things from washing up liquid to shampoo. It also solves a problem I had with my teenage daughter not wanting to use a shampoo bar. This cost me £3.19 for 250ml and proves you can refill almost any suitable container. It keeps another bottle out of the recycling as we all know only a small percentage actually gets recycled and the way forward is to avoid or reuse.
Ahhh Wednesday, you absolute beauty!! We are in the throes of planning our visit to Komodo next March and another couple of adventures to explore more of the coral triangle!
During out past tour, guests were treated to some incredible encounters with both big and small creatures of our oceans! On the smaller category – this crab was staring rather menacingly at us during a night dive but not be outdone a small shrimp made an appearance also!
Exciting announcements to come later this week so keep it locked!
Photo Credit: @idreaminmacro
🍀 Good news 🍀
A north London supermarket has become Britain’s first to introduce plastic-free zones!
Thornton Budgens in Belsize Park has converted more than 1,700 product lines to non-plastic packaging over the past 10 weeks, part of a journey that promises to take the store “virtually plastic-free” within three years. Supported by local resident celebrities Jim Broadbent and Dame Janet Suzman, the supermarket claims to have become a “public experiment” in how to retail food more sustainably. It follows the introduction of the world’s first plastic-free aisle to a Dutch supermarket in Amsterdam last February and growing global concern about the damage inflicted by single-use plastic items on marine life, heightened in part by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II series, which aired last year.
Andrew Thornton, who owns the Budgens franchise, said: “We’re hoping that what we’re doing here will challenge the likes of Sainsbury’s, Tesco and others. “We have converted 1,700 product lines in just ten weeks, but that’s just the beginning. All the other supermarkets can look and learn from what we’re doing.”(Source Telegraph UK).
Thanks @natalierisk for sharing this awesome news. If only I still lived in London 🙌🏽💚!
When is it ok to use balloons? Never. Even if you don’t release them, they can get away from us and end up in our oceans, bays and waterways. There are so many environmentally friendly alternatives for balloons. Home made bunting? Soapy bubbles? #balloonsblow ❤️🌏
No plastic packaging ever! If you see plastic packaging used for shipping, it’s because we are repurposing packaging that was destined for landfill. We encourage you to do the same! If you send us back your pillow box, we will refill it with new bamboo charcoal at a discount. Sometimes you’ll even see random Japanese newspapers in your shipment! We do our best! Nothing is garbage to Miyabi if it can be reused. #plasticfree#noplastic#charcoal#zerowaste#fortheplanet#saveouroceans#bamboocharcoal#ecofriendly
Kind of got carried away last year making bags from old sails. Love laying the sailing out in the yard and finding the pieces I can still use. People ask me if i can make 10 bags the same from one sail. The simple answer is no. The reason I get these sails is because they have usually been used much longer than they should. They are thin , cracked, weak and sometimes torn. I try and keep as much of the original personality of the sail as possible. It’s very fun until you finish a project and turn it right side out and it rips. 😡. But when they turn out and are still strong, it brings a smile to my face and they are unique gifts!
A favorite bag from a HOOD sail. Very hard to work with, but turned out great. Kept the original features of the sail. I recently found out the guy I made this for still uses it. He gave me is old blown out sail and I was able to find a few good parts. Was only able to do this with my “sailrite” sewing machine. ... #recycle#sail#oldsails#sail#sailrite#sail.805 #recylesails#HOODsails#saveouroceans