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Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

I’ve been thinking about housing recently. What with my parents downshifting, my daughter applying for universities, my neighbour moving out, visiting a friend this week and seeing white goods and unused kitchen cupboards thrown out on the kerb, stories about population increasing and people living longer (and usually alone) – which means we have a […]

Filed in Blog by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

Whether you’re downsizing, retiring or moving up the property ladder, creating waste when you move out is almost inevitable. And I find it gets worse the more years you have behind you! Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard […]

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Is it time to consciously uncouple from your toxic relationship with single-use plastic?

Is it time to consciously uncouple from your toxic relationship with single-use plastic?

Earlier this year I was approached by the Mothers of Invention team to share my story. They were launching an independent podcast about women who are tackling climate change. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

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Zero Waste Week 2018 is just two weeks away!

Zero Waste Week 2018 is just two weeks away!

Now in it’s eleventh year, we’ll be celebrating Zero Waste Week 2018 3-7th September. It’s grown to be such a success the campaign has its own dedicated website which you’ll find here. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard […]

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How to Reduce your Waste

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:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Reduce by on November 19, 2015 5 Comments
Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

Over on Twitter, Rachael asked about alternatives for cotton wool and wet wipes when removing makeup. And the answers from the Zero Waste community came flooding in! Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 30, 2015 17 Comments
Dealing with Junk Mail

Dealing with Junk Mail

Mrs Green gets a nasty shock in the post

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on May 27, 2011 23 Comments
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

Are zero waste cotton buds (Q tips) available?

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 21, 2011 32 Comments

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How to Reuse your Waste

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:Don’t […]

Filed in Reuse by on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
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:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on December 14, 2015 3 Comments
6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper

6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper

Each person in the UK gets through 50kg of paper a year. It’s made up of: Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Reuse by on September 25, 2015 2 Comments
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How to Recycle your waste

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:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

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:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on March 18, 2015 15 Comments
Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Planning a garage declutter? We show you how to recycle paint and empty cans

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on February 4, 2014 1 Comment
How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

Can we recycle laminated plastic packaging such as crisp bags at last?

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on December 6, 2013