Charlotte Witts

Charlotte Witts is a writer and entrepreneur who wants to show you how easy it is to live a more conscious, zero-waste lifestyle. A confirmed yoga-addict, trail runner and ocean-lover, she currently lives in the Azores where she enjoys the simple pleasures in life.

Tupperware

Is Tupperware BPA Free?

If you want to minimise your plastic waste or go entirely zero-waste, it’s likely you’ve dug out your mum’s vintage Tupperware containers or invested in some cute plastic food storage containers from your local second-hand store. However, using old Tupperware or plastic food containers like these might not be the most sensible or healthy option. …

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Chewing gum

Does Chewing Gum Contain Plastic?

Most people don’t realise that chewing gum contains plastic. But we’re not talking about the wrapper or the fancy plastic packaging that many brands use these days. We’re talking about the chewing gum itself. So, what do we need to know about the plastic in chewing gum? Is it adding to the global plastic pollution …

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Apple

Is Organic Food Really Organic?

You’ve started buying organic because you want to make the healthiest, most environmentally conscious food choices. Maybe you’ve heard about the potential dangers of pesticides when it comes to our health or read the recent government study that found pesticide residues in 47% or British food. Or you’ve heard about the overuse of antibiotics and …

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Cotton buds

Are Cotton Buds Recyclable?

I still remember the first time that I saw that viral image of a seahorse clinging to a used cotton bud in polluted water near Indonesia. I didn’t know whether to smile at how cute it was, or just sit and cry. Because whilst the image is undoubtedly beautiful, it tells a sad truth of …

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Glass jars

Is Glass Bad for the Environment?

As evidence of plastic pollution and climate change grows, we find ourselves seeking better alternatives that won’t have such a huge impact on the environment. Glass is one of the most popular of these options so far. Glass is a relatively natural material and is easy to clean and reuse time and time again. Glass …

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