Blog and Latest Zero Waste News

plastic waste for recycling

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,…

When is Zero Waste Week 2021?

My inbox is already being inundated with requests for details of Zero Waste Week 2021. People want to know when it is, how to take part, what the theme is and what resources are available. In this post I’m going to outline all the FAQs so that you can find what you need and I’ll…

The Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability Conference (GRIPS)

You know you’ve met a true ally when your everyday conversations revolve around your most crazy zero waste plans, such as cutting tubes open so that no product is left wasted (my husband’s “finished” hand cream – me / scraping the ends of your teenage daughter’s lip gloss tubes to make your own zero waste…

planet organic store

Get 15% off Plastic Free shopping with Planet Organic

[Planet Organic are offering 15% off their entire range throughout May. All you have to do is click here and use the code GREEN15] One of the number one questions I get asked about is how to shop without acquiring plastic. So many followers of this site are doing brilliant things to reduce their landfill…

recycling in the garden

The Zero Waste Approach to Gardening – Repurpose and Reuse

This time of year my thoughts always turn to the garden. The sun is shining, the grass is growing (so are the weeds) and I’m eager to get my hands in the soil. I’ll admit it, I’m a fair weather gardener, so I usually have my work cut out in the spring, as I’m not…

zero waste shopping

Five ways a Zero Waste Lifestyle is a Mindful One

I was talking to a friend this week (yep, a real friend, in real life, sitting in my garden, enjoying a socially distanced cup of tea!) and we started talking about my Zero Waste journey. He commented on how ‘mindful’ I was. That word stopped me in my tracks and made me consider that yes,…

plastic waste for recycling

Six Zero Waste Tips for Hardcore Eco Warriors to Up Their Game

Every year we welcome new readers to this site. They might be signing up to Zero Waste Week for the first time, or curious about how to get started on their own journey. But many readers have been loyal, engaged followers for over a decade. And we all know that although we might have been…

How to encourage teenagers to recycle

Sandra wrote to me and asked: “I have a 12 year old daughter and I would like some tips to involve her and her friends with recycling.”

Serendipity Fig Roles

This is a blog post I wrote in 2013 following what I think was my first Zero Waste Week food waste audit. It came to mind today as a result of a Zero Food Waste Heroes course that I’m running over the next four weeks. I invited my Zero Food Waste Hero participants to start…

natural beauty care

Is it possible to have a zero waste personal care routine?

Throughout my teens and twenties I dread to think how many personal care products I used. Every day, I would get up three hours before school started to hog the bathroom.