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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.

Keep your cool and reduce food waste

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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?

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

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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…

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What are your Zero Waste New Year resolutions?

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What are your Zero Waste New Year resolutions?

In the January newsletter I asked our readers what Zero waste New Years resolutions they had planned. (If you’re not on the mailing list, sign up now.) I thought I’d share them in a blog post so if you’re stuck on how you can ‘up the ante’ this year you can take inspiration from our […]

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Are you ready to Dump your Junk with the My Zero Waste January Challenge?

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Are you ready to Dump your Junk with the My Zero Waste January Challenge?

I hope you had a great festive season and it fulfilled your dreams. If you’re anything like me, you’re raring to go this time of year with plans and goals for the following 12 months.

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The zero waste guide to medication

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The zero waste guide to medication

One of the questions I get asked a lot is to do with medication packaging. You know the stuff – plastic and foil blister packs which can’t be recycled.

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You won’t believe how great this recipe is!

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You won’t believe how great this recipe is!

Cauliflower stumps. Great things huhn? For the compost heap maybe.

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Mrs Green has a rant

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Mrs Green has a rant

As you know, I like to think of myself as the friendly face of recycling. How ever tiny your achievement, I’m here to big you up and make you feel as if you could take on the world.

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Does this shop help us reduce food waste or make us buy more?

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Does this shop help us reduce food waste or make us buy more?

There is so much confusion around Use By dates on food. The long and short of it is, USE BY dates are the ones you need to adhere to. They are linked to food safety and you’ll find them on products such as meat, fish and dairy.

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