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How to recycle old tools (12 comments)
If you live in the Northampton UK area you can donate old garden tools to the Northampton Hope Centre, social enterprise, Hope Tools, who recycles old garden tools to sell to raise money for our work with homeless people. We employ homeless people to […]
Robin Burgess
2016-10-12 14:43:21
Zero waste week (149 comments)
what a brilliant reuse for the cat litter – thanks for sharing! I’m sure that will help a lot of people in their quest for a mole free lawn πŸ™‚ […]
Mr Green
2016-09-08 14:30:13
Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up (17 comments)
Fantastic tips; thanks for sharing Stephanie πŸ™‚ […]
Mr Green
2016-08-25 11:38:18
Recycling crisp packets on Local News! (16 comments)
Hi Annelies, sadly, due to changes in legislation, we are not running this any more. We don’t know of another way to recycle crisp packets. […]
Mr Green
2016-08-19 10:13:34
Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost! (30 comments)
Thanks for sharing what works for you, Doc. Maximum airflow is a must, right? I wonder if these plastic ‘darlek’ style bins have enough air around the bottom of the compost… […]
Mr Green
2016-08-15 10:18:33
How to recycle old medicines (2 comments)
You’re very welcome Kathryn; I’m glad it could help you! […]
Mr Green
2016-08-13 10:42:20
Recycle your medicines and save lives (9 comments)
That’s good to know; thanks for the update, Penelope πŸ™‚ […]
Mr Green
2016-07-22 13:24:34
The Great Wheelie Bin Revolt is long overdue (16 comments)
I agree with all your points, Mrs Average. I am also jealous that you are lucky enough to live in a place where the council understands the inappropriateness of wheelie bins for locations where houses are terraced or divided into flats, most of which […]
2016-05-27 13:03:50
Plastic free pasta (12 comments)
Found this post while trying to find a pasta brand that wraps in recyclable plastic! Will continue to investigate! […]
Simply Being Mum
2016-05-26 12:29:40
Do solar panels really work during the winter? (20 comments)
I have had solar Panels for 5 years and with the money I have saved is now going into solar storage and with my battery car in all I am making just over Β£4000 a year tax free […]
2016-05-14 14:18:17
How to Recycle plastic milk bottle tops (66 comments)
Lush stores will take all bottle tops as long as any foil & insets have been removed. […]
2016-05-10 17:54:54
About Us (47 comments)
Hello! Nice to find you. Stumbled across you when looking for zero waste toilet rolls of all things! I’m a newbie blogger (only started this year) but am very keen to spread the word. Always on the look out for fellow Brit bloggers, I live in Scotla […]
Charlotte Todd
2016-04-13 14:07:25
Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls (9 comments)
I’m looking for some dosing balls please if anyone has any spares? […]
2016-04-10 19:36:34
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips) (30 comments)
I’ve always just used the corner of a damp muslin cloth to remove any mascara smudges! As for ears.. well I can’t remember the last time I used a ear bud, we don’t need to clean our ears – they can do it all by themselves πŸ™‚ […]
2016-03-04 01:04:52
5 ways to move house – the Zero Waste way! (3 comments)
Agree with being careful using newspaper. Parents had some glasses wrapped in it for years – I do mean tens of years – and the print seemed to have etched itself into the surface. I wouldn’t worry with a short while though! It needs to be folded a […]
2016-02-25 16:31:48
Thank you for voting for me! I’m officially a ‘waste wizard!’ (4 comments)
Well done and well deserved! You have done such a fantastic job of raising awareness about rubbish reduction and inspired so many people. Keep up the good work! […]
Zoe @ecothrifty
2016-02-19 07:57:28
Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic? (10 comments)
Hi graham. Did you find any additional information regarding cardboard processing and its safety in the compost? I know its 2016 now so not sure if this thread will be active. Thanks […]
2016-01-24 07:56:19
6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden (3 comments)
Some builders merchants offer to take the bags back, once you have run out of ideas of reusing them.
Hildegard […]
Hildegard Hill
2016-01-16 22:42:13
Could you manage with a MONTHLY landfill collection? (18 comments)
What do other countries do about disposable nappies – adults’ and children’s? We have an increasing number of elderly people in their 90s now leaving hospital catheterised and/or using pads. This used to be called clinical waste but now seems to be […]
2016-01-13 21:04:04
7 ways to recycle shredded paper (43 comments)
I create paper blocks from my shredded paper and I am now using them to line my garage roof as insulation. And some people mentioned wasting electricity. Not for me. My shredder used a transformer to go from 240V to 12V. I removed the transformer and […]
Rich Haynes
2016-01-07 23:17:49
How do you recycle builders merchants bulk bags (27 comments)
Claire, thank you for such a comprehensive response; it’s great to hear from someone ‘on the inside’ who can share insight and add value to the conversation… […]
Mr Green
2015-12-31 13:51:48
Would you like a bag? (37 comments)
I work in retail. We don’t offer bags. But I always wondered why people ask for a “small bag”. This request is independent of how large the purchase. Maybe it is deep down they know they are being bad for the earth. […]
2015-12-14 19:33:47
Any ideas about recycling vinyl banners? (23 comments)
Hi , my name is Adelaide.
Is it possible to come to take those used banners for my charity, I am interested in having those banners and tapolines. I don’t mind to come and get everything you have .
Adelaide kuchler […]
Adelaide Kuchler
2015-12-09 00:59:46
How to have a zero waste Christmas, when every man and his dog wants to buy you something (11 comments)
Thanks for this post,my daughter has just bought me 25 kilner bottles for Christmas from Gumtree. Thanks for the ideas […]
2015-12-06 16:18:38
How to reuse and recycle calendars (25 comments)
Take two pieces of wax paper, put the image between the sheets and iron them with just a hand held iron. It will help the page last longer πŸ™‚ […]
2015-11-28 22:54:18
Four ways to use less plastic and save money (5 comments)
Straws used to be made out of paper – and you can still find these if you look hard enough. Better than plastic.

I remember unwinding them as a child… We used to have to amuse ourselves before TV and computer games! […]

2015-11-27 10:23:19
FAQs (25 comments)
Hey Catherine,

Good to hear from you – thanks for checking out the site and taking time to leave a comment. Well your idea sounds really interesting. How about you put together 10 questions for us to take a look at? […]

Mrs Green
2015-11-23 16:35:08
Welcome Wandsworth Radio listeners! How to have a sustainable Christmas (3 comments)
I think you have it in one there Mrs Green! But how we change that burden of obligation is difficult to know.

And no there is no easy answer to Christmas – and I wonder if HFW will be back in the New Year with another war on waste covering Christm […]

2015-11-11 16:31:01
How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire (5 comments)
I have a shop and can use unwanted hangers they seem to be a lot weaker lately. When they do start to break I repurpose the metal hook by bending over the threaded end. Banding hangers together (rubber bands from the postman) and leaving them out for […]
2015-11-09 06:40:47
Facing Someday… (19 comments)
Hey; thanks for your comment. I really think we have to push away the ‘I can’t make a difference’ idea. If we all think like that, nothing gets done, right? So what if I said that if everyone in the UK recycled just ONE tin can that would be 60 milli […]
Mrs Green
2015-11-06 18:35:28

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