The Eco Journal

How To Plan An Eco-Friendly Jubilee Party
In June 2022 the UK and Commonwealth countries will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history. There’s a notable...
7 Really Cool Eco Friendly Gadgets
We love a gadget at the Ideal Sunday. From kitchen gadgets to quirky phone chargers, we can't get enough. As more companies turn toward sustainability, it’s becoming easier for consumers to find eco-friendly and energy-efficient gadgets that are not only better...
How To Have An Eco Friendly Picnic
No British summer is complete without a picnic. But, while alfresco dining is brilliant fun for the family, it can produce a lot of waste. From shop-bought sandwiches to single-use cutlery, many picnic essentials purchased for picnics get thrown away after...
How To Have An Eco Friendly Easter 2022
If you think you have to give up all of your favourite traditions to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter, you really don't. It’s easy to enjoy everything from dyeing eggs to making Easter baskets while being environmentally friendly.Easter is one of...
9 Easy Ways To Save Money And Energy
Across the UK right now households are starting to feel the pinch of rising energy costs. With that not looking like it's set to ease anytime soon we've been thinking of ways to save money. We've also realised that there's...
9 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Greener
Making your home greener can feel like a bit of a task but in reality, even really small and simple steps contribute to be having a more eco friendly home. It's all about forming new habits that will soon become...
Beauty Product Ingredients That Are Bad News For Our Oceans
In 2018 the UK government banned all microbeads in beauty and personal hygiene products. Great news right?! It was amazing news that these little scrubby beads would no longer make their way into the ocean but it's not the end...
Everything You Need To Know About Beeswax And Vegan Food Wraps
Reusable vegan and beeswax wraps are the perfect alternative to cling film and tin foil. Although single use products have become popular for storing leftover food or packaging sandwiches, they're bad news for the planet. Notoriously difficult to recycle, pieces...
The Benefits Of Bamboo Products And Why They're So Popular
You'll notice across our shop that many of the alternatives to plastic products are made from bamboo, and there's several great reasons for that. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials available. It's also super versatile.  Plastic products have...
Your Guide To Eating More Sustainably In 2022
Whether you're knee-deep in Veganuary or dipping your toes into eating a more sustainable diet, you're here because you want to eat less meat and lessen your impact on the planet. If you've looked at going meat-free it can often...
Brand Focus - Skin and Tonic
If you're a regular reader our blogs you'll know we love nothing more than shouting out our supplier brands because we really do love their products, the ethics, eco-credentials and individual stories, it's why we choose to work with a...
Eco Friendly Christmas Gift Wrapping Guide 2021
As we know Christmas and especially gift wrapping can be extremely wasteful. Most traditional wrapping paper can't be recycled due to dyes, glitters and coatings that may be on it. Swapping traditional, single use wrapping paper and gift bags to...
Wireless Magnetic Chargers Made From Plastic Waste
On my desk right now sit 4 different changers for various devices I use throughout the day, mobile phone, smart watch, laptop and ear buds case, all with various connectors to fit different devices but all with one thing in...
Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts To Suit Every Budget
It's a time of indulgence and excess and it's just around the corner so how can we still give loved ones the perfect gift this festive season without harming our planet or bank balance and reduce waste? Our eco friendly...
7 Eco Friendly Christmas Decoration ideas
With only 1 month until the big day, no doubt your thoughts will be firmly set on decorating your home ready to welcome friends, family and indeed the man himself on Christmas Eve. The trees, wreaths, candles and twinkly lights...
Why Our Oceans Are Under Threat And What You Can Do To Help Them
Our oceans are delicate systems that underpin all of life on Earth. They're facing increasing threats from overfishing, climate change, plastic, pollution and development. The good news is it’s not too late to act, there are things we can all do...
7 Apps To Download Today For A More Sustainable Lifestyle
Like it or loath it, our phones are never far from reach these days so why not incorporate them into our quest for a more sustainable lifestyle? We've rounded up 7 of the best sustainability apps to download now.  Treekly ...
What Is COP 26 And Why Is It So Important?
Unless you've been hibernating under your duvet with no contact with the outside world, you'll no doubt have heard something about COP 26 in the last week or so. If you're still left wondering what COP 26 is exactly it's...
7 Of The Best Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
One of the easiest areas to make eco friendly swaps is in your daily cleaning products. Traditional cleaning products are not only highly likely to come in plastic bottles, they can contain ingredients that have be proven to harm the...
Eco Friendly Halloween - 6 Ways To A Sustainable Halloween Celebration
Halloween will soon be upon us and with Covid restrictions lifted children across the land are chopping at the bit to get dressed up and once more ring those doorbells shouting "Trick or Treat" in the hopes of receiving sweet...
56 Easy Eco Friendly Swaps For a More Sustainable Lifestyle
You’ve probably landed here a) because you asked Google something like “How can I be more eco friendly?” or b) because you already follow a somewhat sustainable lifestyle and want to know where you can make more swaps in your...