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The main causes of, and how to reduce, food waste (2 comments)
I do try to not waste food if I can. Fruit and veg go into a compost caddy which then gets put in one of our compost bins. […]
2017-01-12 12:07:13
Compost awareness week – top tips for using bokashi bins! (14 comments)
Hi Kristina, I can’t speak from experience, but my guess is that it *might* work as long as you insulate it – perhaps wrap some old bubble wrap around it. The best thing might be to contact the team at Wiggly Wigglers who are bokashi experts ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
Mr Green
2016-12-30 17:46:11
Donโ€™t waste your wardrobe (10 comments)
I’ve been turning my old sheets into bags for using at the organic shop instead of using the paper ones there. I’m no good with a machine but I hand sew three sides together and thread a little cord through the top.
Thank you for the lovely […]
2016-12-29 11:12:44
Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic? (11 comments)
I recycle all my cardboard. I caution putting most cardboard in a compost pile. any layered cardboard or tubes are held together with glues. The glues maybe toxic and can build up in the soil. At one time I would save my scrap wood in cardboard an […]
2016-12-18 12:22:58
How to have a zero waste Christmas, when every man and his dog wants to buy you something (14 comments)
I love this post! I have started buying ‘experience’ gifts for our family instead of random presents. I find Groupon is really good for this as they have some fantastic deals on days out and courses etc.
I found the perfect one for my nephew this y […]
Gina Caro @ Gypsy Soul
2016-12-13 13:25:30
3 ways to help your business go zero waste (2 comments)
I do most of this anyway. I have loads of sheets of paper to reuse, we don’t have LED lights anymore at home, and I send my printer cartridges to my printer recycling scheme. […]
2016-11-11 14:25:27
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 ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
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 ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
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 ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
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 ยฃ4000 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
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
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 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ […]
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

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