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Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Three

Time for a little humour… Making changes and learning something new doesn’t always go to plan. But the thing is, don’t let it put you off. When things go awry, the important thing is to take a step back, chill out, learn from your mistakes and move on, isn’t it? How many times have you…

Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Two

Starting anything new generally comes with a few teething problems. Can you remember when you first started a new hobby? Okay, so there’s always that person who’s a total natural and seems to do everything perfectly right from the get-go. But most of us have to learn as we go along, make a few mistakes,…

Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day One

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2021! This is the 14th Zero Waste Week campaign. Can you believe it? For those of you who have been here since the start, it’s fantastic to see you again. And for those of you who are new – welcome! It really feels like we’ve moved from being a small…

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6 Tips For A Zero Waste Business

Throughout the year, we help businesses and organisations of all sizes reduce their non-recyclable waste, preserve resources and save money. Forward-thinking businesses know it makes sense to reduce environmental impact and that employees and customers are demanding this more and more. According to research, 59% of consumers said they expect companies to make a stand…

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4 Tips For Zero Waste Gardening  

  During lockdown, many people who had once relied on supermarkets for all their food, turned into wannabe gardeners, tending to flowers, herbs and growing some of their own food. This idea is nothing new during a crisis. During World War One, Americans were asked to plant “Victory Gardens” to prevent food shortages. In the…

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Two weeks to go before Zero Waste Week 2021 – Grab your Free Printable!

There’s two weeks before the fourteenth Zero Waste Week campaign begins. It’s time to get prepared! And that means, we’re going to take an honest look at any rubbish going into your bin! Without knowing what you’re starting with, you can’t measure your progress throughout Zero Waste Week. Let me ask you something – imagine…

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4 Ways To Deal With Construction Waste Responsibly

I don’t know about you, but at the end of the year, I like to make plans for the following year. I’ve long since given up on New Year’s Resolutions, per se, but I do like to have goals and projects in mind. And I constantly seem to have projects around the home that I…

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How Adopting the Five Rs can Save you Money!

Back in the day, we had the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse Recycle. Now there are five in popular mainstream culture – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. I think I once came up with about 30, but we’ll stick with just five for today! One of the popular myths about a Zero Waste lifestyle…

World Refill Day – 16th July

This Wednesday sees the annual #WorldRefillDay campaign, run by City to Sea, who are behind the “Refill” app. City to Sea invited me to add my voice to their campaign and sent me a questionnaire, which I thought I should share here. 10 questions that will unlock the future of the refill revolution this #WorldRefillDay …

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Eight Simple Ways to Reduce your Waste at Home – for beginners.

Reducing the amount of waste your family creates on a daily basis is important for the environment, helps preserve resources and saves you money. If you’re new to the zero waste journey, here are eight simple ways to reduce your waste, without reducing your quality of life. And if you’ve fallen off the bandwagon recently,…