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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.

25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub

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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.

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One man’s waste is… another man’s waste…

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One man’s waste is… another man’s waste…

The world’s gone mad I’m telling ya. We run a wood burner at Chez Green and friendly local farmers invite us onto their land to clear away old trees. We clear the land for free and in exchange get free heating – what’s not to love?

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An opportunity you just can’t miss! Zero Waste Week 2014

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An opportunity you just can’t miss! Zero Waste Week 2014

You know that sinking feeling you get when you know you SHOULD be doing something, but you don’t know where to start? Or that sense that you really ought to be putting positive changes in place but it all feels too much?

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How to stop food waste when temperatures soar

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How to stop food waste when temperatures soar

I don’t know about you but the recent rising temperatures have resulted in more food waste. It’s been upward of 26 degrees in the Zero Waste Towers kitchen and I feel as though I’m surrounded by sweating, rotting stuff.

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Why reducing waste can be bad for your health #thinkhepatitis

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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.

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Third week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

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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.

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Second week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

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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.

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First week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

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First week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

How are you getting on with Plastic Free July? You might remember I made a tentative pledge:

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