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Sharing the love(ly food)

Olio Your bags are packed, and you are off on your long-awaited holiday. But wait! You realise you have half a lettuce, two tomatoes, half a packet of cheese and a bit of cucumber left in your fridge. Oh, and half a pint of milk too and half a loaf of bread. Years ago almost…

About biodegradable plastic

  Are you noticing a trend towards bio degradable packaging? Thinking about joining in? If so, read this first to make sure you are not just adding to a problem rather than finding a solution. You probably know that traditional plastic is made of oil. Plastic is a very versatile, durable and cheap material. It…

how to have a zero waste barbecue

How to Celebrate National Barbecue Week – the Zero Waste Way!

This year is the 23rd annual National Barbecue Week. The trouble is a barbecue isn’t always the most zero waste option! They can produce a lot of rubbish from disposable plates, food packaging, cans and bottles. Fortunately there are many simple ways to make your barbecue a zero waste celebration! MEAT It’s tempting to hot…

how to enjoy homegrown new potatoes all year round

How to enjoy home grown potatoes all year round – even when you have no space to garden!

Over on Facebook, I shared that I’d been enjoying some home grown new potatoes in March. Anyone who grows their own food will know that new potatoes are best enjoyed July and August. (I grow second earlies) And they don’t store well. So how on earth was I eating them in March? Well, I did…

6 ways to serve gnocchi

Gnocchi – the perfect zero waste meal. Served 6 ways…

Gnocchi is such a brilliant food for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s a great ‘Use it up!’ meal if you have any left over mashed potato.

how to host your own disco soup

How to host your own DISCO soup

Want to hold your own DISCO SOUP event? Here are some links that will tell you all about it. We like this video from Feedback: Feedback have produced a toolkit to help you run your event. You can get that here.   And Slow Food has put together this instruction booklet of how to run…

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…