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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Zero Waste Week 2016 Day 4!

It’s day four of Zero Waste Week and I have to report some food went to waste today dun dun duh! Breakfast was ok – we had the usual porridge and banana with the banana peels going in the compost. A friend dropped off some eggs mid morning – I run a group where we
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Zero Waste Week 2016

It’s nearly time for Zero Waste Week 2016 which this year runs from the 5th September to the 9th! The theme for 2016 is all about food and not wasting it! The idea is that you sign up, make a pledge and join in!  I rather enthusiastically pledged back in May that I would do a
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Wildlife in our garden and easy ways to help your local wildlife!

My reasons for being eco-friendly mainly centre around wanting a healthy and happy future for myself and generations to come and my way of approaching it so far has mainly involved thinking about reducing the rubbish my household produces, trying to source sustainable products and trying to make the most of everything I have. I’ve
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5 years of Eco Thrifty Living!

This day 5 years ago Eco Thrifty Living was born! I’m feeling very Victor Meldrew about the whole thing i.e. ‘I can’t believe it’ and I know it is a total cliche, but I really can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 5 years now. I can believe it because obviously I knew I’ve been doing
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Yummy uses for cold chips!

I try to not buy takeaways because they can be expensive compared to home made meals, are rarely as healthy and usually come in packaging (although I have been known to take my own reusable containers). Most of the time I try to take my own advice here for alternatives to takeaways but there are always times when
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It’s time to stop wasting food!

I’ve been thinking about food waste a lot recently and also vlogging. I’ve had a quick go and put a video together about food waste. Let me know what you think and whether you think I should make more of these or not!?!?! On the food waste front, I’m sure I’m preaching to the converted,
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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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