Reuse


Reuse is something we can all easily understand. The glass jar that we throw in the bin can easily be washed and made useful again. But what about other items around the home garden and kitchen? We explore many imaginative ideas to reuse items that might otherwise be scrapped or discarded in the waste.

Reuse junk mail for envelopes

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Reuse junk mail for envelopes

Use junk mail to make envelopes

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Reuse Ecover containers for refills

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Reuse Ecover containers for refills

Ecover refills are a great way to save plastic packaging ending up in landfill. There are refill stations all around the UK with more being added all the time. In the UK, we throw away over 400 tonnes of plastic bottles into landfill every year. Plastic hangs around for hundreds of years before degrading. Fortunately, […]

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Reuse glass jars

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Reuse glass jars

Each week we buy honey. We also buy curry sauces, pasta sauce on occasions, jam and other condiments. It’s easy to recycle glass jars, but it’s better to reuse them as this reduces energy and resources used in the recycling process. Last year I made chutney for the first time and it was great to […]

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Reuse envelopes – save money and the environment!

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Reuse envelopes – save money and the environment!

I’ve been carefully cutting open any envelopes and packaging I receive for the past few years; long before I began my zero waste adventures. I have to be honest, I initially did it to save money. I sell the occasional item on eBay and post unwanted books on Amazon, so it made sense to keep […]

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Further steps to reducing your household waste

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Further steps to reducing your household waste

If you’re already doing a lot of recycling and your household waste is reducing nicely, here are our top ten tips for doing a little bit more. There’s no need for overwhelm; just pick one suggestion and try it for a week. If it works for you, add another one! Remember, lots of people taking […]

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