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The decade that circular becomes mainstream

I was delighted to see this at the start of 2020. We have a new decade so let’s make this the decade when sustainable circular economy principles become mainstream. I used to think that with my (nearly) Zero Waste lifestyle, putting my residual waste bin out for collection just once a year, I was one…

Your Boxing Day Nutritious and Delicious Leftovers Lunch

The perfect Boxing Day lunch is a Leftovers Delight in our house. We always have a big family gathering on Boxing Day, and the main event is the rest of the turkey and of course, the traditional Boxing Day Bubble and Squeak. The great thing is, it doesn’t seem like a plate of “healthy”, but…

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Garage and Sheds: How to create your own recycling centre

Recycling really makes a difference. It helps preserve natural resources, creates jobs, reduces the amount of waste landfilled or incinerated and reduces pollution. According to DEFRA’s UK statistics on waste report, we’re nearly reaching our EU recycling target in the UK of 50%, but there’s still more work to do. While the long term goal…

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Time for Therapy? Six Ways to Deal With Eco Anxiety

I first came across the term eco anxiety earlier on this year. But I realise it’s been a ‘thing’ without a name for a while now. In fact, becoming a parent and witnessing first hand some of the devastating consequences of climate change, and wondering what the future held for my daughter was definitely a…

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How to Create a Zero Waste Bedroom

This week a reader wrote to me about her bedroom. She’s moving into a brand new home and starting from scratch. She wants to create a Zero Waste bedroom and was asking for tips. Here are some things to consider: Decoration Covering walls with conventional paint can be a pretty damaging thing for the environment,…

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Have you Ever Stopped to Think About your Digital Carbon Footprint? 21 Tips to Reduce Yours!

I’ve written a lot in the past about recycling e-waste, repairing electronic items so they last longer and how to responsibly dispose of WEEE. But this week I’ve been busy unsubscribing from newsletters I no longer read in a bid to reduce something that is invisible, yet very real – our digital carbon footprint. Are…

Going Glitter Free this Christmas

Yay! It’s December, so I’m officially allowed to talk about Christmas and wear my lovely second hand Christmas t-shirt. My family ban all discussion of Christmas until December, but I was discussing greener alternatives to Christmas at Naked Wines back in October.  And one of my favourite tips that they shared was doing a Secret Santa…

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This Black Friday, be a Sparkling Superstar with our Brand New Online Course!

Announcing our brand new Zero Waste Cleaning Course! Have you always wanted to make your own household cleaning products? Are you overwhelmed about what works and doesn’t work? Or just fed up with not knowing what’s in your shop-bought products? Then you’ll love this Zero Waste Cleaning Course! Within 5 days, you’ll feel confident about…

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Alarming Christmas Waste Statistics and How you Can Have a Zero Waste Christmas

There are loads of posts all over social media at this time of year, helping us have a less wasteful Christmas. Some of the statistics surrounding Christmas waste are astonishing. According to Wildlife and Countryside link, around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled in the UK this Christmas. Finder…

9 ways to use a glut of parsnips

9 ways to use up a glut of parsnips

I was recently given a glut of parsnips by a friend. Now I have to admit, I’m not overly keen on sweet vegetables, although I’ll add sweet potato to a stew, but I’m determined to use up this gift! I asked members of our Facebook Group for their ideas, and they didn’t disappoint: Parsnip Soup…