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How to create a zero waste capsule wardrobe

How to create a zero waste capsule wardrobe

Back in 2012, I set myself a challenge to wear just one dress for the entire week. It was part of a move towards something I’d been wanting to create for ages – a capsule wardrobe. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many […]

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Are YOU greener at home than work?

Are YOU greener at home than work?

I read a fascinating article in the Guardian called “I just can’t be bothered: Why people are greener at home than in the office” The article described how people who recycle religiously or turn off the lights at home often don’t at work. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, […]

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Thank you for voting for me! I’m officially a ‘waste wizard!’

Thank you for voting for me! I’m officially a ‘waste wizard!’

Resource magazine have just announced their “Hot 100 Waste Wizards for 2016”. And I’m thrilled to be recognised in their list. 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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5 ways to move house – the Zero Waste way!

5 ways to move house – the Zero Waste way!

Over on Facebook, Ali mentioned she was hoping to move house soon and she was after ideas for making it as Zero Waste as possible. Ali was already using boxes leftover from a friend who had recently moved house. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away […]

Filed in Blog by on January 29, 2016 3 Comments

How to Reduce your Waste

Four ways to use less plastic and save money

Four ways to use less plastic and save money

One of the questions I’m often asked about my zero waste lifestyle is whether it costs more money. In truth, it costs less. 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…

Filed in Reduce by on November 19, 2015 5 Comments
Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

Over on Twitter, Rachael asked about alternatives for cotton wool and wet wipes when removing makeup. And the answers from the Zero Waste community came flooding in! 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…

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 30, 2015 15 Comments
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 23 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 30 Comments

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How to Reuse your Waste

4 Ways to Recycle Old Tyres

4 Ways to Recycle Old Tyres

Today’s guest post is written by Akshata who wanted to share ideas to reuse / recycle old car tyres. Akshata said “Since spring is here, and most people are busy with spring cleaning and redecorating, I think this sort of post would be very useful for your audience.” Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t […]

Filed in Reuse by on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden

6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden

The construction industry generates over 100 million tonnes of waste every year. And our Zero Waste community are on it! This week they shared these fabulous tips for reusing builders merchants bulk bags – the sort you get sand or gravel delivered in. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on December 14, 2015 3 Comments
6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper

6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper

Each person in the UK gets through 50kg of paper a year. It’s made up of: 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…

Filed in Reuse by on September 25, 2015 2 Comments
The most amazing reuse project ever?

The most amazing reuse project ever?

It’s been below freezing in several areas across the UK recently. What better way to wile away the long, cold days than to get stuck into an arts and crafts project? 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 […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on February 22, 2015 5 Comments
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How to Recycle your waste

How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire

How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire

Back in 2010 I wrote a post on how to recycle hangers. But this week I was reminded about it again when Sarah Jane contacted me. 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…

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on October 18, 2015 5 Comments
How to recycle old tools

How to recycle old tools

You know I live with a hoarder, right? I’d love to show you a picture of the inside of our garage, but I fear the judgment. 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…

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on March 18, 2015 11 Comments
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