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Vegan Protein Balls Recipe

Vegan Protein Balls

Whenever I go to my sisters house there is always a batch of these guilt free vegan protein balls in the fridge made by my brother in law. They're full of goodness, just don't eat them all in one go! Here is the recipe, adapted from the How Not To Die cookbook. Ingredients 130g Pitted dates, soak...
Plastic free tips

Simple Swaps To Start You Off On Your Plastic Free Journey

When looking to change to a more plastic-free life, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. It can be quite overwhelming and quite frankly a little intimidating with so many different opinions on how we should and shouldn’t live our lives. Well I’m here to tell you it really doesn’t have to b...
Zero Waste Kitchen Makeover

Zero Waste Kitchen Makeover

It can be quite overwhelming when you start your zero waste journey. Opening the kitchen cupboards and finding a sea of plastic packaging and containers. Here are a few tips to help you get organised and pretty up your pantry.  Open all of your cupboards and fridge and pull out all of the content...
Best eco friendly products

Best eco friendly products

Zero emissions, climate change, plastic in our oceans... rather depressing subjects that are forever in the news and seemingly never changing for the better. However, together if we make small changes in our everyday life we CAN make a difference. All whilst waiting for the top countries in the w...
Start an eco friendly life

10 Simple and Easy Ways to Start Going Green

In 2021, we can’t deny that climate change is becoming increasingly more of a threat to our planet. Many of us want to help minimize this problem but aren’t really sure where to start or how to make the necessary lifestyle shifts.  In honour of Plastic Free July, we are sharing 10 simple and eas...
About Zero Waste Living

5 Questions You Probably Have About Zero Waste Living

It’s pretty clear that we humans have created a global waste problem. We are producing around 2 billion tonnes of waste globally per year. Yeah, you heard that right.  In an attempt to keep our oceans clean and cut down on waste in landfills, some people are intentionally moving towards a zero-w...
Getting Kids Into Sustainability

How To Get Kids Into Sustainability

Living an eco-friendly life is a hot topic in today’s society. It’s crucial that we all look after our planet for our children to enjoy well into the future - but how do we make sure that our kids know how to care for our earth too? As with most things - it all starts at home! So here are a few...
Coffee Ground Hacks

Coffee Grounds: Are You Throwing Liquid Gold in the Bin?

In today’s world, it’s important to take pleasure in the simple things. Like a cup of hot, fresh coffee in the morning! Forget instant granules, any true coffee lover prefers the real deal: freshly ground and roasted coffee, filtered through paper to make the perfect cup of Joe - even at home! B...
Cling film alternative

Is cling film that bad for the environment after all?

  Cling film, or Saran wrap, has been around for a while. Since 1933 in fact! A certain Ralph Wiley, a lab worker, discovered a film that had developed inside one particular test tube that would not wipe off. Though it wasn’t yet recognisable as the cling film we know of today. The first use cas...
Sustainable Ways to Wrap Gifts

6 Sustainable Ways to Wrap Gifts

It’s a gift-giving season! You’ve found the perfect gifts for your loved ones and now you’re thinking about wrapping them. Or you’re one of those people who asks their sister to do all the work for you! Either way before you purchase the traditional wrapping paper, just think that every Christmas...

Green Island... The eco friendly & sustainable shop

We hope you find some useful little gems here to help and inspire you to
live a more zero waste life. Together we can work towards living a
healthier, happier and sustainable life for ourselves, our families and
the planet. Our aim is to be Sustainable, Eco friendly, Zero waste and
Plastic free. Every single small change can make a big difference.

Thank you for being the change.