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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.

Eight ways to enjoy a guilt free coffee fix!

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Eight ways to enjoy a guilt free coffee fix!

We have an agreement here at Zero Waste Towers that I don’t speak to my husband until he’s had his morning coffee! He only has one cup a day, but that cup is the difference between a good and bad day for him. So I’ve learned to keep out of his way until he has […]

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Beagle button browser extension for sustainable ethical shopping

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Beagle button browser extension for sustainable ethical shopping

Choosing what to buy when you’re living a sustainable lifestyle can be confusing or overwhelming. And when that happens, we don’t always make the best choices. We fall pretty to analysis paralysis, or worse still – green washing – and just end up reaching for the same item that we’ve always bought. I’ve thought for […]

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Six Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

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Six Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

I want to revisit reducing food waste because it’s such an important one and it’s one of the most popular. It also makes sense – you can save money, preserve resources and because everyone has to eat, we can all reduce the amount we waste. Not only that but the current pandemic means that some […]

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5 Reasons to Scrap Your Old Car

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5 Reasons to Scrap Your Old Car

When it comes to living a Zero Waste lifestyle, you might think the last thing you’d want to do is wave your old car off to a scrapyard – but actually, scrap yards are often misunderstood. Believe it or not, thanks to EU regulations that have been gradually brought in since September 2000, virtually every […]

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How to be Zero Waste and Eco-Friendly with Your Children – 5 Tips

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How to be Zero Waste and Eco-Friendly with Your Children – 5 Tips

I’ve had a lot of emails recently, from readers asking about how they can include their children in a more eco friendly lifestyle. I promise it’s not that difficult, especially with younger children because firstly, most children are naturally caring – particularly about animals or the environment – and secondly, younger children will generally just […]

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How to Furnish your Home the Zero Waste Way

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How to Furnish your Home the Zero Waste Way

I don’t know about you, but when spring arrives, it makes me want to change things around a little here at Zero Waste Towers. While we don’t necessarily feel the urge to do a deep spring clean like our ancestors did, there’s something about tidying the place up, throwing open the windows and decluttering that […]

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We’ve been growing microgreens!

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We’ve been growing microgreens!

How is life treating you at the moment? Are you locked down during the covid-19 pandemic or are you a front line key worker? It’s certainly an interesting time for all of us, where the whole world is focused on one thing. There aren’t many situations in which that happens for sure! But there have […]

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Five ideas for a zero waste wedding

Filed in Blog by on March 17, 2020 2 Comments
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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