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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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Have you Ever Stopped to Think About your Digital Carbon Footprint? 21 Tips to Reduce Yours!

By Rachelle Strauss / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve written a lot in the past about recycling e-waste, repairing electronic items so they last longer and how to responsibly dispose of WEEE. But this week I’ve been busy unsubscribing from newsletters I no longer read in a bid to reduce something that is invisible, yet very real – our digital carbon footprint. Are…

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This Black Friday, be a Sparkling Superstar with our Brand New Online Course!

By Rachelle Strauss / November 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Announcing our brand new Zero Waste Cleaning Course! Have you always wanted to make your own household cleaning products? Are you overwhelmed about what works and doesn’t work? Or just fed up with not knowing what’s in your shop-bought products? Then you’ll love this Zero Waste Cleaning Course! Within 5 days, you’ll feel confident about…

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Alarming Christmas Waste Statistics and How you Can Have a Zero Waste Christmas

By Rachelle Strauss / November 22, 2019 / 21 Comments

There are loads of posts all over social media at this time of year, helping us have a less wasteful Christmas. Some of the statistics surrounding Christmas waste are astonishing. According to Wildlife and Countryside link, around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled in the UK this Christmas. Finder…

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9 ways to use a glut of parsnips

9 ways to use up a glut of parsnips

By Rachelle Strauss / November 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

I was recently given a glut of parsnips by a friend. Now I have to admit, I’m not overly keen on sweet vegetables, although I’ll add sweet potato to a stew, but I’m determined to use up this gift! I asked members of our Facebook Group for their ideas, and they didn’t disappoint: Parsnip Soup…

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11 Christmas Hamper ideas for a Plastic Free Lifestyle

By Rachelle Strauss / November 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s coming up to Christmas and a zero waster will know there’s potentially a lot of waste about to be generated. According to Wildlife and Countryside link, around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled in the UK this Christmas. [1] So let’s imagine you want to put together a…

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Recycle your mobile phones and help save the gorillas

By Rachelle Strauss / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

My 5th generation iphone 4S (bought second hand in 2012) has been the brunt of many wide-eyed looks and jokes amongst my techie friends. While they can’t imagine life without the latest upgrade, I’m questioning whether inbuilt obsolescence really does seem to be a ‘thing’ and who’s falling for the marketing hype! My mobile is…

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Welcome to day 5 – Zero Waste Week 2019! Conscious Consumerism

By Rachelle Strauss / September 6, 2019 / 1 Comment

  Welcome to the final day of Zero Waste Week. Over this week we’ve learnt all about how we can make small changes in different areas of our lives to help combat climate change. We started by cutting food waste in the kitchen and employing smart shopping habits to reduce waste, minimise what goes to…

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