BE Designs Blog

Let’s not live in hope. Let’s take action. BE the change.

Let’s not live in hope. Let’s take action. BE the change.

“Adults keep saying, ‘we owe it to the young people to give them hope’. But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to p...
How to start the ‘no single-use plastic’ journey in 2019

How to start the ‘no single-use plastic’ journey in 2019

Here's our top 10 tips to help you do your bit in 2019, as together, we work towards solving the plastic pollution problem.
Five Ways to End our Disposable Way of Life

Five Ways to End our Disposable Way of Life

Human beings are going to drown in their own waste. This is waste that has been accumulating over the past 50 odd years caused by our conversion to a lifestyle of convenience, consumerism and planned obsolescence but there are ways we can end our disposal way of life.

Living without single use plastic

Living without single use plastic

You are probably very aware that plastic pollution is everywhere. But did you know that it is entering our food chain and we are now consuming it in more ways than one. I came across a scary statistic the other day saying by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than marine life!
Turning Waste into Gold

Turning Waste into Gold

Who would have thought that a lot of what we throw into landfill can be reconstituted and turned into gold. It even becomes more precious when we mix it with waste from our herbivore friends!
Why 'Bag' the Plastic Bag?

Why 'Bag' the Plastic Bag?

Plastic bags have become such a convenient item in our lives that imagining life without them is a little bit confronting. After all what will we use to line the rubbish bin with if we don’t have supermarket plastic bags to reuse?
10 Ways Living Sustainably Improves your Health & Wellbeing

10 Ways Living Sustainably Improves your Health & Wellbeing

Get fit, lose weight and be happy! That's just some of the benefits of living more sustainably. Not convinced? Well check out these 10 ways a low ...
Less is More

Less is More

“They just don’t make things like they use to”, I mutter to myself all too often and I thought that was my parent’s era that couldn’t get over that one. But everyday I become more astounded by nothing lasting and how we have all happily accepted this ‘disposable’ lifestyle that is clearly costing us in some many ways.

3 Guiding Principles when Designing a Sustainable Home

3 Guiding Principles when Designing a Sustainable Home

One of our projects this year is building a sustainable home that has been on the cards for 5 years now. Our guiding principles for this project was to create an energy efficient, low impact and future proofed home that would cater for our changing needs.