• Where can an anti-consumption approach fit when you own a business? I’ve obviously contemplated this a bit. I personally don’t buy very much, but I sell things. Most of my wares are electronic and are educational tools to assist consumers to, in fact, consume less and, importantly, waste less. I sell printed books, too. How do I sit with that? Quite well. Books are not disposable. more
  • 8 bits of plastic you can quit right now The Earth can’t digest plastic. Plastic things are bought and used and that’s it – the Earth is burdened further. This issue has reached critical point. And we have to act. All of us. Because we are the issue. I know some of us get flummoxed by the data. Which is why I thought I’d more
  • 19 ways to have a waste-free wedding When I turned forty, I wanted to celebrate with my nearest and dearest. But I didn’t want to just “chuck a party” with a whole stack of booze and booze-soaking food and…wastage. I wanted it to matter and, so I put it together as sustainably as I could possibly make it. I bought nothing new, used produce more
  • No, avocado toast every day is not a good thing Clean eating and JERFing is all very well…until it becomes dementedly unsustainable. We’ve seen it happen with chia seeds and quinoa, where the fashionable demand for these new foods have seen crops dwindling for the communities that rely on them as a traditional, staple food, with prices hiking by sometimes 4-5 times. Ethical consumers should more
  • Are you an eco-hypocrite? We’re drowning in eco-wash. I’d be pleased about this state of affairs, except that regularly – neigh daily – I observe moments of earnest environmental engagement that gets it so selfishly, blindingly, egoically wrong. Dangerously so. Indeed the only the only thing worse than ignorance, is righteous hypocrisy. The latter being a far more stubborn more
  • These are the sustainable fashion choices I make… by a fashion editor There’s heaps of info out there about bad fashion companies doing bad things. And these stories need to be told, but what about the positive ones? Which clothes can you buy and feel good about? For this post, Clare Press, author of ethical fashion book Wardrobe Crisis asked a bunch of her friends (and her husband) more
  • 14 fave freezer hacks you can pin on your fridge now! So you take some meat out of the freezer and defrost it. You end up using only half of it. What do you do with the rest? Can you put it back in the freezer? Or does it have to be tossed? If you’re impatient and choose the quicker (but not so safe) method of more
  • When other people do Simplicious better than me! One of my great mates, Bill, told me he’s sick of the sound of my name. His partner Mark has changed the way they live and it’s kind of annoying Bill. Bones being collected from his plate and the smell of bone broth…it’s driving him mental. Worse, whenever he arks up, Mark’s response is, “Sarah Wilson says…”. more
  • Sorry, but you shouldn’t be drinking almond milk! Almond milk. Everyone’s drinking it. Indeed, it’s recently overtaken soy as the most popular dairy-alternative. Everyone, I fear, also seems to think it’s the clean and green cousin at the lactose-free barbeque. I’m really sorry, guys, I have news for you… There’s a bunch of factors not commonly discussed. It’s time they should be. 1. more
  • How do I know when my seafood is off? Ever thought about this? Fish is the only food that starts to smell like itself when it’s going off. And yes, that can make it hard to gauge whether your salmon is still fresh or needs to be chucked. More often than not people don’t want to take the risk, so half our seafood supply ends up more