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How to Create a Zero Waste Bedroom

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!

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…

Going Glitter Free this Christmas

Yay! It’s December, so I’m officially allowed to talk about Christmas and wear my lovely second hand Christmas t-shirt. My family ban all discussion of Christmas until December, but I was discussing greener alternatives to Christmas at Naked Wines back in October.  And one of my favourite tips that they shared was doing a Secret Santa…

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

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

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…

9 ways to use a glut of parsnips

9 ways to use up a glut of parsnips

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…

11 Christmas Hamper ideas for a Plastic Free Lifestyle

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…

Recycle your mobile phones and help save the gorillas

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…

My top 10 tips for Zero Waste Champions

I’ve worked for several years now as a “Love Food Hate Waste Champion” for Oxfordshire County Council. However, earlier this year I left Oxfordshire for pastures new and was very sorry not to be continuing with this role. I met up with Becky from the waste management team to share some of the issues I’ve…

Anna’s ZWW – Day 5

I’m really glad that this Zero Waste Week is showing the connection between reducing waste and the climate crisis. I think a lot of people would agree with me that life has got a bit manic. “I’m so busy”. Being busy is often cited as the reason people waste stuff. I have often thought that…