Welcome to Ecoetry
In 2016, the UK produced an unimaginable 221 million tonnes of waste, most of which was totally avoidable. But people are finally waking up to the wasteful systems our society was built on. From raw resource harvesting through to post-consumption, each stage of each process leaves something behind that could have been used elsewhere.
Although as individuals can’t fix everything, you’d be surprised how much of a difference we can make. By changing our own habits, the habits of our local communities and even, in some cases, corporate entities, the air gets a little bit cleaner and the grass just that bit greener.
Ecoetry is home to my explorations in ecopoetry (see what I did there?), ‘eco-friendly’ features and reviews from my zero-waste-without-drastic-impediment-on-the-everyday journey, and my personal writing updates. Take a look at the about page to find out more.
Happy Earth Day! Here’s a poem to celebrate the movement of a lifetime.
Happy #worldpoetryday! Here’s an ecopoem that’s totally not inspired by WALL-E…
Milk is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gases in the drink world. Luckily, there are now plenty of alternative options – but how do we know if they’re any good? Read on to find out.
The beauty industry is highly wasteful, from the manufacturing to the packaging and beyond. But some businesses are breaking the mould – beauty brand Upcircle creates sustainable skincare products from upcycled food waste.
"Only the smaller children have time for the colour of the pebbles and the detail in quiet pools the tide abandoned. The rest of us gorge our senses on its absolutes, the distances that make us less accountable." - excerpt from Looking Out by Christine Evans