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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Why should you vote for me in the UK Blog Awards?

Hi lovely readers, Someone has really kindly nominated this blog in the green and eco section of the UK Blog Awards – thank you to whoever it was! I think it is fantastic that there is a whole section devoted to green and eco blogs in these awards and I feel really honoured to be
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5 top eco-friendly experience gifts for families and couples this Christmas

It’s tricky buying individual gifts for people for Christmas and it is so easy to get it wrong for loads of reasons – maybe you don’t have a clue what they would like or maybe they actually don’t want or need anything. I have a list of eco-friendly suggestions for gifts to buy her and
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4 ways the sharing economy could help you make some extra cash to help pay for Christmas!

    Christmas doesn’t need to break the bank, there are loads of ways to make it affordable, but there are times when you might want to spend a bit extra. The minute you put the word organic in your shopping list, the price goes through the roof. Sustainable gifts can be pricey and if
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6 easy ways to reduce your heating bill!

As temperatures plummet, heating bills rise and it is a big worry for many. But fear not there are lots of things you can do to make keeping the heat in and the cold out more affordable and here are 6 of them! Note – This blog post contains affiliate links marked with * and
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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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Say no to fracking by switching to renewables

On 6th October the government gave fracking the go ahead in Lancashire. This decision was in spite of fracking not being wanted or approved locally and is extremely concerning for the future of fracking related decisions in this county.  Fracking is an environmental nightmare in lots of ways and it puts drinking water in the areas
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