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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.

The five most important things a family can do to reduce their impact on the planet

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The five most important things a family can do to reduce their impact on the planet

At the end of September, I was contacted by Hattie Garlick – journalist, writer and Telegraph columnist. She wanted to know how to reduce your impact on the planet. She wrote “I’m writing a piece for the Telegraph on how to be a green family and wondered whether I might be able to include a […]

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Here’s how to buy plastic free soapnuts in compostable / biodegradable packaging!

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Here’s how to buy plastic free soapnuts in compostable / biodegradable packaging!

In case you haven’t heard of them, soapnuts are a revolutionary cleaning agent that grow on trees! They’re actually a dried fruit shells which contain a natural soap, thanks to their saponin levels. Saponin is released when the soapnuts come into contact with warm water. 

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Garden birds + food scraps = Zero Waste!

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Garden birds + food scraps = Zero Waste!

When I was a child we used to feed the garden birds. Every spring we’d be rewarded with a family of bluetits who would nest in our box and produce a family of their own.

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Would you like a plastic free aisle in supermarkets? Here’s how to get one in just seven seconds!

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Would you like a plastic free aisle in supermarkets? Here’s how to get one in just seven seconds!

Most supermarkets have a ‘free from’ aisle. You’ll find gluten free, lactose free and dairy free goods to suit every diet. But what about people who are trying to put their bin on a diet; wouldn’t it be great to see a Plastic Free Aisle!

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What actions can China’s citizens take to curb pollution?

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What actions can China’s citizens take to curb pollution?

Over on our Facebook Group, we have an international audience of people wanting to do their bit. I’m constantly educated and amazed at the different situations readers from across the globe are dealing with.

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I’m in Prima magazine!

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I’m in Prima magazine!

Prima magazine describes itself as providing “real life guidance, inspiration and ideas to simplify the lives of modern women today. It’s packed with tips, tricks and clever ideas on the key elements in your life – Fashion and beauty, craft ideas, recipes, diet and health and family advice.”

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The main causes of, and how to reduce, food waste

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The main causes of, and how to reduce, food waste

This week I came across Appetti; a food and beverage marketing platform for restaurants, cafes and hotels in SE Asia. They’ve started to look at food waste in both homes and commercially and discovered some pretty alarming statistics.

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14 amazing couscous recipes

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14 amazing couscous recipes

Over on Facebook, some of us are having a ‘Use it up!’ challenge to eat all the food in our fridges, freezers and cupboards after the festive spending. I found a bag of couscous which I think I bought for one recipe last summer.

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