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  • Staying afloat in a sea of waste!
    June 5, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    Staying afloat in a sea of waste!

    Am I really making a difference?

    The environmental impact that we are having on the planet can seem a little overwhelming at times!

    If you are feeling overwhelmed, but want to continue on a more sustainable journey  … read on!

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  • Should I switch to Solid Shampoo Bars?
    May 20, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    Should I switch to Solid Shampoo Bars?

    I get asked this question a lot, and I’m pleased to tell you, that the benefits of swapping out your regular shampoo to a solid bar are many, and extend far beyond just having luscious locks! Here’s why: Conventional liquid...

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  • Microplastics – How, what, where?
    May 8, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    Microplastics – How, what, where?

    Alarm bells are ringing over the global problem of plastic pollution and the effect this is having on our marine environment. Over 5.3million pieces of plastic, weighing in at a whopping 269,000 tons, are estimated to be spread across our...

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  • 5 Good Reasons - Making The Switch To Natural Deodorants!
    May 5, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    5 Good Reasons - Making The Switch To Natural Deodorants!

    Let’s talk about our pits!

    Now, I know that when it comes to personal care making switches can be a little daunting at first.

    We get stuck on our favourites, but I’m here to reassure you that switching to natural, toxic free deodorants is one best switches you can make for your body and good health!

    This is one switch I promise you’ll never regret!

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  • Modern Parents … Vintage Ways!
    May 5, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    Modern Parents … Vintage Ways!

    Or... How We Accidentally Started Our Sustainable Life!

    Many years ago, I started a little blog (ethel loves fred) I used the term, ‘Modern Parents Vintage Ways’, to describe us.  I was making all my daughter’s clothes, with vintage fabrics, using vintage patterns, I used to sell them too! I sewed whilst she napped, it was a great outlet to have, breaking up those toddler days, I felt inspired and loved creating unique handmade clothes. ELF was primarily a Crafty- Mum-Blog.

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  • Start Living a Toxin-Free Life Today!
    May 5, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    Start Living a Toxin-Free Life Today!

    Many of us are starting to realise the impact that chemical laden cleaning products are having on our health.

     As we become more aware of product ingredients, we are starting to understand, that it isn’t just what we put on or in our bodies, it’s also what is being sprayed (and wiped) in our homes!

    Today, I’m going to break it down for you, and help you make the change.

    Starting with chemical cleaners and the nasties that lurk in every bottle!

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  • How To Break up With Waste – It’s not me it’s you!
    May 5, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    How To Break up With Waste – It’s not me it’s you!

    I know the goal for many of us this year is to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill from our homes, especially plastic waste.  The rubbish we are generating each day is increasingly becoming pollution in our oceans, causing massive problems for marine wild life. A hungry turtle can not tell the difference between a plastic bag and a jelly fish floating around in the ocean. 
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  • Simplified, The Difference between BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE
    May 5, 2019 Claire Falkingham

    Simplified, The Difference between BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE

    At HbS, this is a question that comes up from time to time, and I thought I would do my best to explain the difference, in simple terms! 

    In order to fully understand the impact that different materials have on the environment, it’s crucial to examine and learn about the terms used to define these materials.  Two terms which are used often are biodegradable and compostable.  So, what exactly do these terms mean?

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