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.

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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Tree

How to Become a Tree When You Die

Would you like to become a tree after you die? Being laid to rest in a lush green forest providing nourishment to a tree seems like the most natural, awe-inspiring and planet-friendly burial option that currently exists. There’ll be no need to face those cold, grey cemeteries, you don’t need to worry about burial plots …

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What Is Lauryl Betaine

What Is Lauryl Betaine?

Have you ever read the ingredients list on the back of a shampoo or shower gel bottle and thought to yourself, “What on earth is THAT?” Yes, me too! It often feels like you need a science degree to work out what is lurking inside those cosmetics bottles (or even to pronounce the ingredients). Now, …

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