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8 Ways to Recycle Old Photographs and Albums

By Rachelle Strauss / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

A reader contacted me to ask how to recycle photographs and albums. She wrote: “Hi there, I live in Waltham Forest and currently trying to declutter a home I’ve been living in for over 30 years. It’s not a one day job. I recycle, repurpose and reuse lots (and have always had a tendency to…

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Will Coronavirus Harm the Zero Waste Movement?

By Rachelle Strauss / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

World emergencies have knock on effects on so many aspects of life. Many of which we don’t even consider. I’ve been thinking about the Coronavirus and the potential impact on the Zero Waste movement. Panic Buying At the beginning of the pandemic, news stories and social media updates showed empty shelves in supermarkets. I like…

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How are you coping with Lockdown?

By Rachelle Strauss / June 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

We had a great discussion on our Facebook Group this week about the Lockdown and how it was affecting our Zero Waste lifestyle. Lyn wrote: “What have you learned during this difficult time? Here’s my challenge- I’ve had to spend the past 7 weeks with my mum and my word it’s hard being elderly, disabled…

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5 ways to declutter without landfill – even when you can’t leave the house!

By Rachelle Strauss / June 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

During lockdown, many people who are not keyworkers or homeshchooling their children are finding themselves with time on their hands. In the UK we’ve had amazing weather and gardens and homes are finally getting the TLC we’ve all been meaning to get around to ‘one day’. Here at Zero Waste Towers, we’re growing more food…

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5 Zero Waste Things I’ve Finally Got Around to Doing – Thanks to Coronavirus Lockdown

By Rachelle Strauss / April 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

They say every cloud has a silver lining and I do like to focus on the positive as much as possible. So after getting over my initial shock, fear and 2am catastrophising about Coronavirus (!), I set about thinking about some of the ways I could turn this situation into a positive opportunity. And I…

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Don’t Begin a Zero Waste Lifestyle Until you Read These Six Ground Rules

By Rachelle Strauss / March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’ve had a couple of emails this week from people who want to start a Zero Waste lifestyle, but don’t know how to start. The term ‘zero waste’ is feeling unachievable to them. I wanted to address these concerns today, so if you find yourself not knowing where to begin, you soon will! Set your…

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Zero Waste Oat Milk Recipe – Plus Six Ways to Use Oat Pulp!

By Rachelle Strauss / February 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

While veganism is being discussed in mainstream news as a way to combat climate change, vegan foods are not without their ecological impact. Almond milk has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism, which is why I was interested in a recent thread on our Facebook Group. Jess had taken to making…

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Garage and Sheds: How to create your own recycling centre

By Rachelle Strauss / December 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recycling really makes a difference. It helps preserve natural resources, creates jobs, reduces the amount of waste landfilled or incinerated and reduces pollution. According to DEFRA’s UK statistics on waste report, we’re nearly reaching our EU recycling target in the UK of 50%, but there’s still more work to do. While the long term goal…

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Time for Therapy? Six Ways to Deal With Eco Anxiety

By Rachelle Strauss / December 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

I first came across the term eco anxiety earlier on this year. But I realise it’s been a ‘thing’ without a name for a while now. In fact, becoming a parent and witnessing first hand some of the devastating consequences of climate change, and wondering what the future held for my daughter was definitely a…

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How to Create a Zero Waste Bedroom

By Rachelle Strauss / December 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week a reader wrote to me about her bedroom. She’s moving into a brand new home and starting from scratch. She wants to create a Zero Waste bedroom and was asking for tips. Here are some things to consider: Decoration Covering walls with conventional paint can be a pretty damaging thing for the environment,…

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