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Follow our progress in the zero waste challenge. The good, the bad and the downright rotten (usually back of the fridge) stories. We blog our daily events, tips and experiences to show that reducing your household waste is possible, it saves you money and helps to protect the environment.

My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

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My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

Last week my washing machine died. And yes, it was half way through a cycle with a full load of washing and a drum full of water when it happened!

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I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes

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I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes

A shocking headline, right? I’m normally the one telling you to STOP throwing things in the bin – to recycle and reuse more.

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six ways to preserve water

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six ways to preserve water

I was standing in the shower earlier this morning, thinking about water usage. The focus of this site has been solely on reducing landfill waste, but once you’ve been living a zero waste lifestyle for a number of years, you can’t help but consider other aspects of your lifestyle.

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Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

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Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

I’ve been thinking about housing recently. What with my parents downshifting, my daughter applying for universities, my neighbour moving out, visiting a friend this week and seeing white goods and unused kitchen cupboards thrown out on the kerb, stories about population increasing and people living longer (and usually alone) – which means we have a […]

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Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

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Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

Whether you’re downsizing, retiring or moving up the property ladder, creating waste when you move out is almost inevitable. And I find it gets worse the more years you have behind you!

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Is it time to consciously uncouple from your toxic relationship with single-use plastic?

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Is it time to consciously uncouple from your toxic relationship with single-use plastic?

Earlier this year I was approached by the Mothers of Invention team to share my story. They were launching an independent podcast about women who are tackling climate change.

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Zero Waste Week 2018 is just two weeks away!

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Zero Waste Week 2018 is just two weeks away!

Now in it’s eleventh year, we’ll be celebrating Zero Waste Week 2018 3-7th September. It’s grown to be such a success the campaign has its own dedicated website which you’ll find here.

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How To Deal With Fly Tipping

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How To Deal With Fly Tipping

After visiting one of my favourite places this week, I was upset by the amount of fly tipping that has been happening – and how it’s been increasing over the past few years.

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