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Join me tomorrow on Twitter!

Join me tomorrow on Twitter!

If you’re decluttering and looking for tips on how to get rid of stuff without creating landfill I have just the thing for you! Tomorrow (Fri 30th Jan) between 11am and 11:30am GMT I’m hosting a Twitter Q&A with the fantastic Martin Lewis Money Saving Forum. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it […]

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Update on Dump Your Junk January Challenge

Update on Dump Your Junk January Challenge

At the end of December I issued a ‘Dump Your Junk’ January Challenge! The idea was to spend the month of January getting your home in order Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

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Keep your cool and reduce food waste

Keep your cool and reduce food waste

In a recent newsletter, I shared a tip I picked up from the Love Food Hate Waste website about freezing baked beans. Did you know you could freeze baked beans? Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or […]

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Time to confess! What secret desire do you have that flies in the face of your zero waste lifestyle?

Time to confess! What secret desire do you have that flies in the face of your zero waste lifestyle?

One of the things many of us are eager to do after the festive season is have a good declutter. I must admit that “Create an organised and minimalist home” has been one of my resolutions for Ooo, about eight years now… Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just […]

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How to Reduce your Waste

Dealing with Junk Mail

Dealing with Junk Mail

Mrs Green gets a nasty shock in the post

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on May 27, 2011 17 Comments
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

Are zero waste cotton buds (Q tips) available?

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 21, 2011 27 Comments
How to keep 550,000 tonnes of junk mail out of landfill

How to keep 550,000 tonnes of junk mail out of landfill

6 ways to reduce junk mail

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on December 3, 2010 17 Comments
Reduce food waste – three ways with tinned tomatoes

Reduce food waste – three ways with tinned tomatoes

How to prevent tins of tomatoes becoming food waste

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on September 12, 2010 18 Comments

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How to Reuse your Waste

25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub

25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub

In the good old days, Quality Street came in a tin which could be kept for years and reused once the contents were eaten. Sadly, the brand introduced plastic tubs in 2012, which can’t be easily recycled. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on October 20, 2014 8 Comments
7 ways to reuse and recycle shoes

7 ways to reuse and recycle shoes

Zero hero Louay contacted me last week and said: “I have some shoes that are beyond giving to charity shops and so wondered if you knew of any way to recycle them?” Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on April 12, 2014 3 Comments
Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls

Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls

Got a collection of laundry liquid dosing balls? Here’s how to reuse them!

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on April 5, 2014 4 Comments
How to upcycle a plastic tennis ball container

How to upcycle a plastic tennis ball container

Grandma Green upcycles a plastic tube into a vase!

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on March 17, 2014 3 Comments

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How to Recycle your waste

Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Planning a garage declutter? We show you how to recycle paint and empty cans

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on February 4, 2014 1 Comment
How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

Can we recycle laminated plastic packaging such as crisp bags at last?

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on December 6, 2013
How to recycle polystyrene chips and get paid!

How to recycle polystyrene chips and get paid!

Discover how to get paid to recycle polystyrene chips!

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on July 22, 2013 1 Comment
How to recycle VHS tapes and audio cassettes

How to recycle VHS tapes and audio cassettes

One of our readers shares a top recycling tip for VHS tapes an audio cassettes

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on July 15, 2013 9 Comments