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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Intelligent or remote heating controls – what’s the point?

Remote heating controls are all the rage at the minute, with Nest now available in the UK, Tado having been around for a little while and British Gas’s Hive being pushed really hard on the radio and TV as well as a growing number of lesser known alternatives. So what’s the point of an internet connected heating
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5 top eco-friendly gifts for women this Christmas

These eco-friendly gifts for women are my top picks, but I think it is always best to check with the person you want to buy a gift for if they would like it before you go shopping. It does take out the element of surprise, but it also takes out the element of waste. You
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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 get hold of healthy foods and products at a discount!

I am passionate about reducing food waste and saving money and I’m really excited to have found out about this company that is selling healthy products which are past their best before date at a massively discounted price!  I’m sure you guys know this already, but a best before date is a whole different thing
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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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6 top tips to make your winter coat last for years!

Winter coats are only in use for a few short months of the year, they are usually made of pretty sturdy fabric and although fashions change a good quality classic winter coat should last for years. I say should because I used to be pretty good at ruining them, but I’ve learned from my mistakes!
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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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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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