Reduce-reuse-recycle: Why is it that we usually focus more on the recycle part than on the reduce and reuse parts? Did you know that recycling wasn't even invented to reduce waste, but to avoid regulation and banning of plastic products? The only real solution to waste is to either use less or use what you already have.

Previously I wrote about how I had no free storage on my phone, and was considering possible options for buying a new one. I looked at initiatives like Fairphone, but when Apple's Lisa Jackson said "keeping using them is the best thing for the planet" during the last iPhone event, I decided to just factory reset my phone and reinstalling everything. And it worked just great - I still have enough free space on my iPhone 6S, and it's fast enough to run all the apps. iOS 12 and WatchOS 5 provides enough novelty that I don't feel like I need something like the XS. Paying more than £1000 for a phone is truly XSive.

I know I have a long way to go in terms of not creating unnecessary waste, especially when it comes to food packaging. I hope that I can get started with growing some more of my own food soon, and will keep you posted on my progress.