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Follow our progress in the zero waste challenge. The good, the bad and the downright rotten (usually back of the fridge) stories. We blog our daily events, tips and experiences to show that reducing your household waste is possible, it saves you money and helps to protect the environment.

Debunking one of the biggest myths about skip hire

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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

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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.

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Sign up to my course and get 75% off!

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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.

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My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

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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!

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

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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.

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six ways to preserve water

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six ways to preserve water

I was standing in the shower earlier this morning, thinking about water usage. The focus of this site has been solely on reducing landfill waste, but once you’ve been living a zero waste lifestyle for a number of years, you can’t help but consider other aspects of your lifestyle.

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Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

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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 […]

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Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

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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!

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