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Debunking one of the biggest myths about skip hire

Debunking one of the biggest myths about skip hire

I admit it. I’ll hold my hands up and say that sometimes I yearn for a skip on the drive. Not exactly a zero waste confession to make is it? But the truth is, I’m a closet minimalist. While I appreciate my creature comforts, inside me is someone who likes space, light and an airy […]

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The four top types of litter and what we can do about it

The four top types of litter and what we can do about it

Did you know litter has increased by 500% since the 1960s? And it’s causing big problems. Not only does litter look unattractive, but around the world one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year when they become trapped in plastic or eat it. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Home […]

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Sign up to my course and get 75% off!

Do you feel overwhelmed and guilty about the amount of stuff you throw away? Maybe you secretly chuck stuff in a black plastic bag and hope nobody will notice. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:FAQs Here are some of our most common FAQs. Please read through these before sending us a…My washing machine rises […]

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My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

Last week my washing machine died. And yes, it was half way through a cycle with a full load of washing and a drum full of water when it happened! Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:six ways to preserve water I was standing in the shower earlier this morning, thinking about water usage. The […]

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How to Reduce your Waste

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: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 […]

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:Archives Reduce plastic – 11 tips A friend recently told me that she wished we could recycle more plastic. I think that…About […]

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

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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:Contact […]

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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:5 reuse ideas that will blow […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on December 14, 2015 3 Comments
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How to Recycle your waste

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 plastic hangers in Gloucestershire Back in 2010 I wrote a post on how to recycle hangers. But this week I…Facing […]

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:Articles In this section MyZeroWaste publishes a series of original articles detailing methods, information and tips for…Use this map to discover how much […]

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