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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How hungry is your appliance?

This is a guest post from Mr ETL (my husband) about how we found out exactly how much we are spending on our background electricity usage throughout the year and how it is broken down by appliance. We are spending around £365 a year on our background electricity usage!  When I look at our energy
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An interview with Jen Gale of My Make Do and Mend Year!

Jen Gale spent a whole year of making do and mending and wrote about it all on her blog My Make Do and Mend Year.  I am a big fan of Jen’s blog and am so pleased she agreed to answer some interview questions for me, which are as follows: 1. What inspired you to start
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A home grown winter salad!

Around a week or so ago, I had the last salad of the year from our veg garden.  Everything was homegrown and it included: tomatoes – yellow and red cucumber radishes rocket pak choi courgette chives lemon balm We (i.e. my husband) planted the cucumber and courgettes quite late and although we didn’t have great
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Getting inspiration from Westywrites!

I like reading other blogs and recently I can’t get enough of Westywrites. Westywrites is also preparing to give up plastic for Plastic Free July and has started a whole series on going plastic free – hurray! Each time I read the blog I feel inspired. Westy started off the series discussing the cost of a sneeze.  I
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A trip to the toy library!

Today we had our second visit to the library in Whitehawk   It is housed in a lovely large spacious modern building and as well as books also loans out toys – which was our real reason for visiting.  We went there for the first time a few weeks ago and I immediately wished we had been
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