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

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…

Potato Peel Cookies

If you’ve started Rachelle’s fantastic Waste Less, Enjoy More During Lockdown course you’ll love this recipe. Mr Pitt has never really been a fan of the potato skin crisps I make, so the skins were often ending up in the compost these days as I can’t eat them all myself and we are not expecting…

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

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…

Preparing for Self Isolation – a Zero Waste (and No Panic Buying) Shopping List!

Mr Pitt came home the other day and told me a colleague of his said he’d been to the supermarket and the shelves were empty. Panic buying? It seems. Coronavirus is constantly in the media. Conferences are being postponed or cancelled, people are postponing travel plans, some countries are banning large gatherings – France says…

Lentil bake – the IBS friendly way

I recently had the experience of cooking for a friend who has to avoid a whole load of staple ingredients that I use (and she used to use) all the time. She can’t eat any pulses that have skins. I had never thought about pulses having skins! Apparently red lentils don’t.  She can’t eat onions,…

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

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…

The decade that circular becomes mainstream

I was delighted to see this at the start of 2020. We have a new decade so let’s make this the decade when sustainable circular economy principles become mainstream. I used to think that with my (nearly) Zero Waste lifestyle, putting my residual waste bin out for collection just once a year, I was one…

Your Boxing Day Nutritious and Delicious Leftovers Lunch

The perfect Boxing Day lunch is a Leftovers Delight in our house. We always have a big family gathering on Boxing Day, and the main event is the rest of the turkey and of course, the traditional Boxing Day Bubble and Squeak. The great thing is, it doesn’t seem like a plate of “healthy”, but…

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Garage and Sheds: How to create your own recycling centre

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

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…