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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.

Four ideas for a zero waste bathroom

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Four ideas for a zero waste bathroom

One of the questions that comes up frequently on our Facebook Group is about zero waste personal care. Many products come in plastic, contain microbeads or cause waste in other areas. Here are some ways you could reduce the impact of your personal care routine:

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20 ways to go green at home

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20 ways to go green at home

More than ever, people are starting to take a long hard look at how their daily lives impact the environment. The issues surrounding plastic and recycling seem to be constantly in the news.

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Turns out I’ve been lying – read my confession

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Turns out I’ve been lying – read my confession

Take a good look at the face to the left. Yep that’s me – reportedly a respected authority on waste and recycling in the UK.

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Would you vote for me please?

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Would you vote for me please?

Resource Magazine have been celebrating the influencers and improvers in the waste, recycling and resources industry for the past 15 years. And it’s not just limited to the rich and famous celebrities!  

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

Filed in Blog by on October 16, 2017 12 Comments
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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