Trying to figure this world out, sometimes with words, mostly with action. Founder of smallfires.co
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How we managed to launch and ship a new product, carbon-neutral and almost entirely plastic-free.

Late last year, we launched our first book, Lillian The Tiriki Girl, through a crowdfunding campaign and shipped 450 copies to various places throughout the world.

One of our core principles is to embed sustainable practices into every aspect of our business, and so it was important to get our…

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If you control where your power comes from, this is an easy and impactful switch.

I don’t think I really need to make much of an argument for why renewable energy sources are good here.

If you had an imaginary choice between an ever-replenishing candy tree and a plastic wrapped bag from the supermarket, which relied on a pollution-filled and complicated supply chain — which…

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We’re not talking about birthdays here.

It’s the beginning of October and it’s already happening: people are talking about Christmas.

They’re making plans, they’re organising office closures and they’re being bombarded with Christmas advertising.

Not everyone celebrates Christmas but, usually, everyone is expected to take time off over this period. …

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