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Reducing what we send to the landfill is an imperative we can’t avoid. We are simply running out of space to bury all the waste and its destructive effect on the environment must be stopped. As consumers we need to be more aware of what we purchase, what happens to its packaging and what we do with it at the end of its life

Six Simple Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

Filed in Reduce by on January 28, 2021 6 Comments
Six Simple Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

According to National Geographic, only 9% of the plastic ever made has been recycled. The rest of it is either in landfill, has been incinerated or is litter. Some reports suggest that 100million marine animals die each year from plastic waste. And it’s also harming the environment, wildlife and humans. Plastic isn’t going away any […]

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An easy way to save tonnes of plastic per year

Filed in Reduce by on January 25, 2021 0 Comments
An easy way to save tonnes of plastic per year

When I began my Zero Waste journey, there were very few alternatives for period products. One company sold pads that were supposedly home compostable (I never did try!) and there were a small handful of companies – usually an offshoot of washable nappies companies – that sold washable pads. A while later the first reusable […]

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How to waste less paper in your home office

Filed in Reduce by on December 19, 2018 1 Comment
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 […]

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Four ways to use less plastic and save money

Filed in Reduce by on November 19, 2015 7 Comments
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.

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

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 30, 2015 17 Comments
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!

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Dealing with Junk Mail

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on May 27, 2011 23 Comments
Dealing with Junk Mail

Mrs Green gets a nasty shock in the post

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plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 21, 2011 32 Comments
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

Are zero waste cotton buds (Q tips) available?

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How to keep 550,000 tonnes of junk mail out of landfill

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on December 3, 2010 17 Comments
How to keep 550,000 tonnes of junk mail out of landfill

6 ways to reduce junk mail

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