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4 Reasons why you Should Buy Loose Fruit and Vegetables!

4 Reasons why you Should Buy Loose Fruit and Vegetables!

When anyone contacts me about starting their own Zero Waste journey, one of the first steps I suggest is buying as much loose fruit and veg as possible. Today I want to outline some of the reasons why, because it might not be obvious! Reduces plastic packaging Reducing excess plastic packaging is probably the reason […]

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Four Ways to Declutter Your Home – the Sustainable Way

Four Ways to Declutter Your Home – the Sustainable Way

There’s no getting away from the fact that the last 18 months have been bizarre. And stress levels have increased with all the uncertainty we’ve been facing. Whether you’ve been ill yourself, lost loved ones, faced financial difficulties or found working from home whilst homeschooling your children almost impossible to juggle, I very much hope […]

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4 ways to have a Zero Waste Sex Life

4 ways to have a Zero Waste Sex Life

You’ve reduced your food waste to virtually zero, you’ve got a Zero Waste beauty routine, you don’t leave home without your Zero Waste takeout kit, and you’re making full use of your kerbside recycling collections. These are all brilliant ways to reduce waste and you might be wondering what else you can do. Today, dear […]

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I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes

I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes

A shocking headline, right? I’m normally the one telling you to STOP throwing things in the bin – to recycle and reuse more. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Site Map Discussions This page lists the last 30 posts that have been commented and shows the last commenter.…Eight ways to enjoy a guilt free coffee […]

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How to Reduce your Waste

Six Simple Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

Six Simple Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

According to National Geographic, only 9% of the plastic ever made has been recycled. The rest of it is either in landfill, has been incinerated or is litter. Some reports suggest that 100million marine animals die each year from plastic waste. And it’s also harming the environment, wildlife and humans. Plastic isn’t going away any […]

Filed in Reduce by on January 28, 2021 10 Comments
An easy way to save tonnes of plastic per year

An easy way to save tonnes of plastic per year

When I began my Zero Waste journey, there were very few alternatives for period products. One company sold pads that were supposedly home compostable (I never did try!) and there were a small handful of companies – usually an offshoot of washable nappies companies – that sold washable pads. A while later the first reusable […]

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How to waste less paper in your home office

How to waste less paper in your home office

While it is unrealistic to assume that the modern business world would ever go 100% paperless, it is time to rethink the connection between the printing industry and sustainability. Sadly, in our daily lives, we all use printed materials such as newspapers, books or even business cards, and it is hard to imagine we will […]

Filed in Reduce by on December 19, 2018 1 Comment
Four ways to use less plastic and save money

Four ways to use less plastic and save money

One of the questions I’m often asked about my zero waste lifestyle is whether it costs more money. In truth, it costs less. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire Back in 2010 I wrote a post on how to recycle hangers. But this week I…Six Simple Swaps to […]

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How to Reuse your Waste

14 ways to reuse, upcycle and recycle old vinyl banners

14 ways to reuse, upcycle and recycle old vinyl banners

My colleague and I, Anna, offer talks and workshops for businesses, schools and community organisations, to help them reduce waste and save money. We were recently invited to exhibit at a waste management show and the one item we were sorely lacking was a banner stand! Our issue, being the zero waste advocates that we […]

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Reuse ideas to add art to your backyard / garden

Reuse ideas to add art to your backyard / garden

Hiring a professional decorator to style your backyard can be quite expensive and doing all the fancy stuff on your own requires lots of motivation and spare time. If you still want to bring that wow factor to your yard though, you’ll be surprised to know that there is plenty that can be done through […]

Filed in Reuse by on May 21, 2018 0 Comments
4 Ways to Recycle Old Tyres

4 Ways to Recycle Old Tyres

Today’s guest post is written by Akshata who wanted to share ideas to reuse / recycle old car tyres. Akshata said “Since spring is here, and most people are busy with spring cleaning and redecorating, I think this sort of post would be very useful for your audience.” Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:6 […]

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6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden

6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden

The construction industry generates over 100 million tonnes of waste every year. And our Zero Waste community are on it! This week they shared these fabulous tips for reusing builders merchants bulk bags – the sort you get sand or gravel delivered in. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Reduce plastic – 11 tips A […]

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5 compelling reasons to recycle your old cell phone

5 compelling reasons to recycle your old cell phone

The twelfth annual Zero Waste Week kicks off on 2nd September and it’s all about Climate Change. What’s the connection? Well, did you know that landfill emissions are one of the biggest contributors to climate change? Combine that with the research the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) commissioned that showed 82% of households have unused […]

Filed in Recycle by on September 1, 2019 1 Comment
Use this map to discover how much it will cost to recycle your old mattress

Use this map to discover how much it will cost to recycle your old mattress

This week I took our neighbour to visit her husband. He’s been in a care home for years as he suffers from dementia. When I took her in, I couldn’t help noticing a pile of three mattresses by the side of the house. Last month there were two there. The month before, a skip on […]

Filed in Recycle by on June 10, 2019 1 Comment
How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire

How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire

Back in 2010 I wrote a post on how to recycle hangers. But this week I was reminded about it again when Sarah Jane contacted me. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:How to recycle old tools You know I live with a hoarder, right? I’d love to show you a picture of…Where can I […]

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on October 18, 2015 5 Comments
How to recycle old tools

How to recycle old tools

You know I live with a hoarder, right? I’d love to show you a picture of the inside of our garage, but I fear the judgment. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:How to recycle laminated plastic packaging Can we recycle laminated plastic packaging such as crisp bags at last?How to recycle plastic hangers in […]

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on March 18, 2015 15 Comments