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rwm waste and recycling exhibition 2019

Come and meet us at RWM Exhibition 2019 – the UK’s Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition & Conference

  RWM is the UK’s Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition & Conference. And we’ll be at RWM Exhibition 2019! Well, at least Anna will be! Held in Birmingham NEC, the show welcomes over 20,000 visitors who are working to a more resource efficient future. Know what you want to go already? Book your free…

reusable alternatives to disposable drinking straws

Eight sustainable or reusable alternatives to disposable plastic straws

  I was cleaning out my bunnies today and topped up their bedroom with clean straw. As I was walking to the compost heap with the old bedding I started thinking about straw, then drinking straws and before I knew it, I was thinking about those pesky disposable plastic straws again. Thanks to David Attenborough,…

recycling schemes for schools

How Schools can Raise Funds Through Recycling

  One of the things I’ve learned from working with numerous schools is that students feel they want recycling to become much more prominent in schools. They say that recycling bins are often tucked away in the corner of the room and don’t stand out enough. Students request “They should be bright colours and look…

six ways to have a zero waste valentines day

How to have a waste free Valentine’s Day

  Cupid is firing up his bow, ready to bestow love upon the Earth. And we should be doing the same. Bestowing love upon the earth, that is. Every Valentine’s Day we spend money on cards, helium balloons, flowers, stuffed animals and chocolates. And whilst they might provide an instant hit, their lasting legacy to…

Make 2019 YOUR year to be a waste warrior!

Brand new for 2019 A course to help you waste less stuff, preserve resources and save money. Happy 2019! Have you made a New Year’s resolution to reduce your household waste? Then I have just the thing for you! I’ve created a brand new course – designed specifically for householders – that will help keep…

7 ways to store meat in the freezer without using single-use plastic and clingfilm

I had an email from Tim who wants help storing chicken in the freezer without using clingfilm. He wrote “Please can you provide an alternative to using cling film when wrapping chicken breasts/thighs for the freezer. I’ve tried tubs, but they take up way too much space in my freezer.” In this article I shared…

Making the most of your Christmas food?

I was asked by my local council to make some short videos to help people reduce their waste over Christmas, and get more from the food they buy. The spike in food waste at Christmas is a big worry for councils, who have to pay to dispose of our Christmas excesses. Turkey pie for dinner…

7 (Zero Waste) Ways to Find the Perfect Christmas Outfit

]The average person gets invited to several Christmas parties each year. With magazines, models, marketing and the media telling us we need to wear something different each time, what is a Zero Waster to do?

The twelve days of waste-less giving – infographic

My last couple of posts on reducing waste when giving gifts this Christmas has struck a chord with many of you, who are asking for more ideas! Well more you shall have. ‘Tis the season and all that…

5 simple ways to have a less wasteful Christmas

There aren’t many days left until Christmas and many of the discussions on my Facebook group are about saying ‘I love you’ to the environment as well as each other. Here are some of the ways we’ve come up with to make your Christmas a little greener and a little less wasteful this year. Local…