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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…

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7 ways reducing waste can help tackle climate change

  Scientists have said that we have 12 years to stop climate change. Sounds pretty daunting doesn’t it? Fortunately, one of the simplest ways to do this is to live a less wasteful lifestyle, so you’re already on the right track! Let’s dig a little more deeply into how reducing waste can help tackle climate…

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…

The secret to giving the gift of a zero waste Christmas

  Ah, that time again – the shelves in the shops are filled with chocolates, gifts and cards, ready for Christmas. Or, as is the case over here, the stores have been filled with Christmas goods since the middle of August!

Pumpkin Pie

I spent years avoiding pumpkin pie as most recipes I’ve seen are full of cream, which I can’t eat. But when I went for dinner at The Roebuck, in Borough, South London, with head chef Jareth Mills, that changed. Jareth, who contributed two recipes for Leftover Pie, had specially made a pumpkin pie for me,…

Zero Waste Week 2018 Press Coverage

Here are some of the press highlights for Zero Waste Week 2018. The Guardian Journalist Stuart Heritage was challenged to live a week without plastic. I was assigned to be his ‘guru’ (his words, not mine!) for all those challenging questions. He described me as “brilliantly unmilitant about waste reduction” in his article in which…