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Five ideas for a zero waste wedding

Five ideas for a zero waste wedding

Two of my friends are getting married this year and I’m so excited because they’re asking me for advice on how to make it less impactful on the environment! The average wedding in the UK has a potentially huge impact. Latest figures show that one wedding can create 18kgs of single use plastic waste. When […]

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A Zero Waste Office – Five Simple Steps

A Zero Waste Office – Five Simple Steps

I’ve been restructuring my business and, as I work from home, there are no excuses not to run a Zero Waste office! So I’ve been thinking about some of the things I already do, and some things I could include – because there’s always room for improvement, right? Five ways to run a successful Zero […]

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Is veganism the answer to solving climate change?

Is veganism the answer to solving climate change?

  Climate change has become mainstream over the past year. It hit the headlines at the beginning of 2019 and seems to have stayed there – thanks to the brilliant ‘Blue Planet’ effect. Some of the stories that have been catching my attention have been about our food choices. Many scientists and proponents suggest we […]

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How I’m saying ‘I love you’ to the environment this Valentine’s Day

How I’m saying ‘I love you’ to the environment this Valentine’s Day

You might remember from previous posts that my husband and I don’t ‘do’ Valentine’s Day. We say ‘I love you’ every day – ahhhhhhh! However, this year I’ve been thinking about making a pledge to the environment. Something small, something achievable and something impactful that I can do to reduce my waste footprint. After all, […]

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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:Plastic polythene packaging What is polythene used for? Soft (low density) polythene is a type of plastic used to…Household In this section MyZeroWaste publishes a series […]

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:Want a more sustainable lifestyle? Here’s where to Start! Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet effect and an increasing awareness about the […]

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 […]

Filed in Reuse by on August 9, 2019 0 Comments
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:4 […]

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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:How to store recycling in a […]

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

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 0 Comments
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 VHS tapes and audio cassettes One of our readers shares a top recycling tip for VHS tapes an audio cassettesHow […]

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:Privacy Policy This privacy policy governs the privacy policy of this website MYZEROWASTE.com and it’s users who choose…Want a more sustainable lifestyle? Here’s […]

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