Should you shop in the Black Friday sales or buy nothing that day?

Friday 25th November is Black Friday, a day that has been taken over by sales, but some people prefer to call it Buy Nothing Day.  The argument for buying nothing is a protest against our buy now chuck it next week or in a few months time because it was so cheap when we bought
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How to filter your water the plastic free-ish way!

A few years ago I was given some Bamboo Charcoal to review. I thought it was a great alternative to plastic water filter cartridges and jugs, as it wasn’t made of plastic and once it has finished being useful for filtering water it can be used as a dehumidifer – I keep some in small bowls in
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How to eat an entire squash or pumpkin with nothing wasted!

The season of gourds, ghouls, pumpkins, squashes and ghosts is upon us and there is so much you can do with these colourful fruits other than carving scary faces into them  (I want to call them vegetables, but apparently they are technically fruits) There are loads of recipes out there for how to use them
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Microbeads are being banned in the UK!

It was announced on the 5th September that the government is going to ban Microbeads in 2017, which is just great! I wrote about the petition to get microbeads banned back in December 2015 and the government has listened after the combined weight of the petition and a report from the Environmental Audit Committee! Well
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Zero Waste Week Day 5!

It’s the final day of Zero Waste Week today and so far so good!  There was a very wobbly moment this morning when it looked like my younger son wasn’t going to finish his breakfast, but then he asked for an apple and the rule in our house is that you have to finish what
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How to transform wrinkly kiwis and mushy avocado’s into a delicious dessert!

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to work out when kiwis and avocados are ripe. To stay on the safe side I leave them out in the fruit bowl until the kiwis have gone wrinkly and the avocados are a bit squishy. Unfortunately by this time they may have gone too far the
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How to avoid these 10 zero waste fails

My household is not a zero waste household by any stretch of the imagination, but it is most definitely a reduced waste one as we have strived to throw away less and less over time. It doesn’t always go to plan though and I’ve put together a list of how to avoid these easy to
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5 great reasons to grow your own mint!

Homegrown mint is the freshest, sweetest and most satisfying mint you will ever taste and needs very little looking after. We have four mint plants so that we have plenty to keep us going when it is in season and we give it a ‘haircut’ every so often so we can dry some out too
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A quick, inexpensive, sugar free curry sauce recipe

I usually buy curry sauce in jars because I always thought making my own version was too complicated, but I have realised it couldn’t be easier to throw one together and it is far cheaper if I make it myself! It also has the added bonus of being sugar free and uses less packaging! Ingredients
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5000 apples, a million carrots and a bananas amount of bananas!

Buying in bulk can be a great way to save on money and packaging and there is a fruit and veg wholesaler not that far from me – TG Fruits which I have always intended to go and check out. I wanted to find out if shopping there was a cost effective and practical way to
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