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Why reducing waste can be bad for your health #thinkhepatitis

Why reducing waste can be bad for your health #thinkhepatitis

This week I was sent an email from a reader who wanted to find out more about zero waste methods of birth control. And it got me thinking about the whole waste issue in a more holistic way. If you’re in a committed relationship, your choices for birth control are more varied. But what about […]

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Third week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

Third week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

Welcome to week 3 of my Plastic Free July challenge. You might remember that I didn’t feel I could take on the whole challenge. So I pledged to buy all fruits and vegetables naked throughout the month as this is a habit that has crept back in recently… The first two weeks went brilliantly. During […]

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Second week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

Second week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

I swear the Universe is beaming down on my with the winds of good fortune. If you remember last week, I was feeling a bit of a newbie about taking up my mini Plastic Free July challenge. I pledged to reduce the amount of plastic packaging I end up with from buying fruits and vegetables. […]

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First week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

First week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

How are you getting on with Plastic Free July? You might remember I made a tentative pledge: To reduce the plastic packaging that’s been creeping back in my life on fresh fruit and vegetables. I know exactly why that is… An increasing work load has meant the quick and simple option for me is to […]

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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 26 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

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?” Now I’m not sure what happens to shoes that are beyond wearing if you put them in a textiles bank – does anyone […]

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 3 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
5 reuse ideas that will blow your mind…

5 reuse ideas that will blow your mind…

5 reuse ideas from zero waste towers…

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on August 23, 2012 12 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 0 Comments
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