You really CAN make a difference!

Have you ever felt that your environmental efforts are a waste of time? I know I have. You're not alone if you feel that trying to use a reusable cup, separating your recyclable trash, trying to find plastic free consumable items is an uphill battle.

A couple of weeks ago I posted an announcement that Starbucks were accepting reusable cups again - yay! Off I went with my reusable cup only to discover that, still due to Covid, they are making your drink in a single use cup, pouring it into your reusable cup and then throwing the single use cup away! What the.............?! Their staff know that this does not make sense but they are powerless to do anything about it.

It seems that everywhere we turn there are obstacles and it can often be disheartening. BUT, I'm here to say 'DON'T GIVE UP!' You really can make a difference because every choice you make really does count. Here are a few easy changes that you can make:

Turn off the lights. My house often looks like a fairground and I've lost count of the times that I've walked into an empty room only to find the light or the ceiling fan on. Turn them off and remind your family members to do the same. If you're really on a roll unplug all electrical items that are not in use - you'll be surprised how many there are!

Do you use Amazon? If so, request plastic free packaging for your deliveries. I did this by using the chat facility via customer services. The more customers do this, the quicker Amazon will get the message.

Buy locally grown food, or better still, grow your own! Not only will you be supporting local business, you will also significantly reduce transportation costs.

And talking of reducing transportation costs, our products do exactly that because they are powdered - a truly unique concept in the world of personal care. We do not transport the water component of personal care products which can be up to 80% of the ingredients which really does make a difference. Find our products online at www.millyandsissy.com or visit Local Soul or Penny Ha'Penny in Wilton and Eco Evolution in South Norwalk and Fairfield.

Spread the word!