Lush is not exactly eco-friendly anyway, just like the Body Shop its all PR. All synthetic scents and SLS. They do use plant based products too, but judging by the headaches I get from just walking past there, not enough!Brij wrote:
2) Hair : products. Love to just use the stuff from Lush but I'm not rich enough. And I haven't found a decent home-made conditioner, I need to straighten my hair (I like my fringe, but curly fringes just aren't cool!) and that means I have to use that protecting stuff to stop it from splitting. Said products often come from Australia... they are the cheapest quality products I can find! (the make-up I use doesn't count, each pot lasts forever!)
My naughty behaviour includes
1 Using tissue/kitchen paper. Though I do use recycled and try to be sparing with it. The kitchen paper does get composted though. As do all the cardboard tubes!
2 I'm currently running two mobile phones. I'm a bad bad boy!
3 I often feel guilty about having a pc and the like, but since my electricity is from Ecotricity, I try not to let it worry me!
4 (This one is pretty bad) I don't recycle! In my defence, the first time I put my recycle bin out it got stolen (I live en route to a high school) and I've been waiting since then (maybe about 3 years) for a new one from the council. That said, I do try to buy things with little to no packaging. Since I don't drive it would be tricky for me to carry a bunch of stuff to the closest public recycling bins so what waste I do produce goes into the wheelie bin I'm afraid.
On balance though, I think I'm doing well. As I say, I don't drive (I walk, bus or use the train and only occasionally get a lift, and even more rarely a taxi) and I don't use any household chemicals or synthetic based toiletries. (My only failing here is toothpaste. I've yet to find one which is eco-friendly and effective enough) I'm a strict vegetarian and only use organic/free-range dairy and eggs and since discovering this board, I've successfully made the switch to Fairtrade on chocolate and sugar.
I also try to buy local whenever I can.
I think as long as we do what we can, to the best of our ability, then we shouldn't feel too guilty about the naughty things we do! There's always someone naughtier, and there's always someone greener!