Don’t worry, you’re not going to get daily updates during Lent! I will do my best to campaign on something every day and I’ll update every few days or so. Several days will cover the same project anyway so daily would be pretty tedious.
I have a few ideas about suitable projects which include:
Writing to shampoo manufacturers suggesting that they start offering refills in local pharmacies – I believe the public would warm to this and it could be a massive success. Current refill facilities tend to be quite niche and for more expensive products.
Writing to supermarkets and other manufacturers suggesting more paper or cardboard packaging for their dry goods. If it’s ok for flour and sugar, why not for pasta, rice or dried fruit?
Contacting specific firms to find out what their plans are for recycling in the future.
Posts on Facebook and Twitter encouraging others to make small changes or special efforts.
Tweet to ‘point out’ to supermarkets and manufacturers when they could have done better.
I have started today with an email to Johnson and Johnson about shampoo refills.
Any other ideas would be gratefully received, thank you.
I am a woman of a certain age (not 60 yet!) who lives in Bristol. I’ve lived almost my whole life in Bristol, with a short sojourn in Cornwall in my teens. I am trying to lead my life in an ethical way in all areas and hope to explore what this means.
I have four passions and several interests so I hope I will have plenty to write about. My passions are my family, knitting, cricket and St Peter’s Hospice. My other interests are volunteering, the environment, reading, TV, films & theatre, fundraising, chronic fatigue, mental health and eating. My non-interests are animals, housework, football, rugby and cooking.
I come from a family of four – two sisters and a brother. Our parents dies a few years ago. I am married to my soulmate Colin, an amazing man who tolerates my funny ways and supports me in everything I do. We have three children and two wonderful granddaughters. I am so proud of my family – we must have done something right as they are all good people. I have two sons-in-law who I love like my own and together we all make up a family unit where everyone loves and respects everyone else.
I am a total hypochondriac but do have some genuine problems, some of which I may talk about at a later date. At the moment I am overweight and have just started to eat more healthily, which I think is the answer to weight loss. We were on holiday last week and enjoyed puddings and cakes every day.
I work part-time and Colin is recently retired. This means that we have been able to spend much more time together doing some of the things we’ve been meaning to do – some planned and some spontaneous. I love this period of my life – I just wish I had the energy to match the time and the opportunities available!
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Great start to Lent, I’m passing on your ideas to our church family. My own plan is to buy loose fruit and veg where possible and avoid using plastic bags to put them in, I will explain at the check out why.
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