Alternative to plastic packaging

Unpacking the alternatives to plastic packaging

Last night a great new series started called War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita. I went onto Twitter afterwards. Lots of people were commenting things, like why can’t we use paper bags, or compostable packaging or glass bottles and tins instead of plastic? I think it is fantastic that the problem of plastic is
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Don’t let wasps ruin your lunch!

Wasps are not the most popular buzzy creatures out there. They have a pretty terrible reputation for ruining alfresco summer meals and some are killing honey bees, but wasps are not always annoying and they are not all villains. In fact they are actually really beneficial in gardens.  If you garden, wasps are among your
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12 wonderful ways to use up ground almonds

12 wonderful ways to use up ground almonds!

Have you ever bought ground almonds for a recipe and then not quite known what to do with the rest of the packet? Well fear not because my food waste group (join here: Reduce your food waste UK Facebook group) have plenty of suggestions for how to use up ground almonds! I’ve also added some of
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How to regrow celery from the stump!

Have you ever wondered if you can regrow celery? Well, like magic you can regrow a whole new plant from the scrap part of celery and also of various types of  other vegetables! Recently I have been regrowing veg from bits that would have previously gone in the compost heap. I have had success with
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Why becoming a zero waste minimalist vegan won't solve all of our problems

Why becoming a zero waste, vegan, minimalist is not the solution to all our problems all of the time

Wouldn’t it be great if we stopped destroying the rain forests, the plastic from the seas was removed and no more was ever added again, endangered species were no longer endangered and climate change was halted? So many of us are really hoping and praying that these things will happen, that we haven’t already gone
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Week 2 of the #stillgood decluttering challenge!

Last week was the start of the #stillgood decluttering challenge and the plan was to declutter our drinks cupboards, work out what was #stillgood, what had to go and what needed using up! Did you take part? How did it go for you? I found three very out of date drinks including a carton of orange juice,
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Take the #stillgood decluttering challenge!

When was the last time you had a good rummage around your food and drink supplies to see what needs using up and what needs to go? This month I am setting you the challenge of having a good clear out and working out what is #stillgood! Hopefully the challenge will save you some money,
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