I certainly can't claim any eco-warrior status, but I have to say that I'm becoming ever more conscious of waste pouring into our oceans and rivers. I've refused plastic straws in bars, I don't buy bottled water and recycle as much as I can but that's about the extent of my plastic social consciousness I'm afraid.

I love a bit of sparkly stuff, and there's no better excuse than Christmas to add a bit of glitter to absolutely everything in life. But until now, I'd never even considered the damage it can cause to marine life & god only knows what else...

So, it's great news to hear that Waitrose are eliminating this from their own brand ranges - on top of the great work they're already doing on reducing the impact of plastics on the environment.

Now I don't want to be all bah humbug about it, but I'll be thinking about how much sparkle I buy from now on... Just hurry up and let me know when we've found a twinkly alternative!