10 alternative uses for old toiletry, shaver and makeup bags

Even if you have never bought a make up or toiletry bag in your life, it is difficult to avoid them because so many people give bags filled with toiletries as gifts. I have a drawer full of toiletry bags, many of which have sat there for years doing nothing because they were too big
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Does going zero waste mean you can’t have fun?

Holidays, ‘special’ days like Christmas, New Years Eve, Halloween, festivals, parties, sports events and more can be the cause of a lot of waste. For people who try really hard most of the year not to produce waste they can be a bit of a nightmare. Added to that there is often a lot of
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Brighton Fashion Week went all the way with sustainable fashion!

It was Brighton Fashion Week last weekend and every single event had sustainability at it’s core. There were talks, upcycling workshops, debates, a competition to see who could create the best piece of clothing out of rubbish, catwalks and a clothes swap. I would have loved to go to all the events, but I couldn’t
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I’m looking for longer lasting plastic free reusables – please help!!!

It was Zero Waste Week (sign up here for next year if you haven’t already) last week and although I really wanted to write about it during the week, I had a ridiculously busy week and just didn’t have time :(. I had pledged to find some longer lasting reusables. In particular I wanted to find some
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Mmm a nice relaxing bath of cucumbers and courgettes!

Raised beds are a great way to grow vegetables. They keep everything growing where it is meant to be, are easy to maintain and slow the slugs down (a bit). A few years ago my husband made some for our kitchen garden and I asked myself the question of whether it was cost effective to
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Introducing Caspar the friendly tent and how to get camping equipment for free!

We got this beautiful French 70’s tent from Freecycle (labelled Tentes Caspar) a while ago and had a lovely time camping in it over the weekend with a big group of families from my kids’s school.  We had a rather more modern tent which we used last year camping but it was very cosy with
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This years theme for Zero Waste Week 2015!

Each year the excitement builds during the wait to find out the latest theme for Zero Waste Week. When Rachelle Strauss of Zero Waste Week emailed me recently with the big reveal asking what I will pledge this year I was a little bit stumped. The theme this year is to ”Reuse’ – stop wasting money
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Sad news and 11 handbags

My grandma died recently. She was 90 when she died and she was an absolute inspiration to me.  She was happily married for over 60 years and lived to see three of her great grandchildren. She lived at home looking after herself almost until the end and she was a loyal friend with a couple
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Why You are in the Pocket of Big Recycling

I don’t usually publish guest posts on my blog, but I found this one really interesting.  I have the mantra ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ (in that order) at the back of my mind, but I generally think in terms of the options available to me i.e. what I can do at home. This article got me
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I’ve lost count…

I’m on day 17 of the Minimalism Game (read more here) and I’m really starting to see the benefits.  I had a good clear out of one of my kitchen cupboards recently and it was so satisfying.  It was overflowing with things I have been saving for recycling and things that I hardly ever use.  Now
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