I have been trying to find some plastic free or at least more environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the amount of plastic products I use when training especially out on my bike. The first product I found was a protein shake for post exercise recovery. I usually buy a large container of High5 vanilla and banana but that’s a large plastic container. I love the taste of it and although I buy it in bulk I thought that I could…

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As the saying goes one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and when I say man I mean everybody and by trash I mean “In the UK WRAP estimates that £140 million worth of clothing goes to landfill every year”. Fashion is big business in the UK. According to this report from the UK Parliament published this year we buy more clothes per person in the UK than any other country in Europe. The UN says that by 2050 the…

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As part of my quest to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in my life I was drawn to one particular monthly appearance, my period. I quickly realised there is a plastic free alternative for every feminine hygiene product. Any product that I have swapped from plastic I want them to be sustainable, not another throw-away piece or fad that after a while I stop doing or using. This is something that is really important to me and part of…

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If you follow me, you will know I try where I can to reduce the amount of plastic I use. I have a short set of sustainable swaps on my Instagram highlights if you want to check it out. If you’re not convinced by going plastic free or just want to see what this is all about then there are some great documentaries like A Plastic Ocean, Chasing Coral and Mission Blue, all can be found on Netflix. Now although…

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There are roughly 2.5 billion people in the world that do no have access to clean water. According the the World Health Organisation “Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 502,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.” Did you know that we are going to hit a fresh water shortage? No neither did I until I watched the The World’s Water Crisis episode in Explained on Netflix. Although the world…

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