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You won’t believe what Rob (@robjgreenfield) is doing with his waste!

You won’t believe what Rob (@robjgreenfield) is doing with his waste!

Isn’t it wonderful when you meet someone you truly resonate with in life? You know the sort of meeting I’m talking about – you instantly ‘get’ one another and share similar values and beliefs. It’s as if you’ve found a kindred spirit – someone you don’t need to explain yourself to – because you just […]

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How to recycle old medicines

How to recycle old medicines

Back in 2011, I wrote a post called “Recycle your medicines and save lives“. It spoke of a company called Inter Care who could collect returned medication from GP practices and recycle them to over one hundred health centres in six African countries. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, […]

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What is your motivation? The Sacred Journey into White Lion magic

What is your motivation? The Sacred Journey into White Lion magic

We all have our own motivation for living a Zero Waste lifestyle. Perhaps you want to ‘Do the right thing’. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Blog by on July 27, 2016 0 Comments
5 ways to say no to gifts; without sounding ungrateful

5 ways to say no to gifts; without sounding ungrateful

I had a great query from a reader recently. She wrote “We do our best to reduce waste, recycle and repair, one of the problems we have is dealing with generous other people who are always buying us new things. For example our son is three months old and his great grandma wants to buy […]

Filed in Blog by on July 22, 2016 0 Comments

How to Reduce your Waste

Four ways to use less plastic and save money

Four ways to use less plastic and save money

One of the questions I’m often asked about my zero waste lifestyle is whether it costs more money. In truth, it costs less. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Reduce by on November 19, 2015 5 Comments
Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up

Over on Twitter, Rachael asked about alternatives for cotton wool and wet wipes when removing makeup. And the answers from the Zero Waste community came flooding in! Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 30, 2015 17 Comments
Dealing with Junk Mail

Dealing with Junk Mail

Mrs Green gets a nasty shock in the post

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on May 27, 2011 23 Comments
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

Are zero waste cotton buds (Q tips) available?

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 21, 2011 30 Comments

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How to Reuse your Waste

4 Ways to Recycle Old Tyres

4 Ways to Recycle Old Tyres

Today’s guest post is written by Akshata who wanted to share ideas to reuse / recycle old car tyres. Akshata said “Since spring is here, and most people are busy with spring cleaning and redecorating, I think this sort of post would be very useful for your audience.” Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t […]

Filed in Reuse by on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden

6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden

The construction industry generates over 100 million tonnes of waste every year. And our Zero Waste community are on it! This week they shared these fabulous tips for reusing builders merchants bulk bags – the sort you get sand or gravel delivered in. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on December 14, 2015 3 Comments
6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper

6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper

Each person in the UK gets through 50kg of paper a year. It’s made up of: Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Reuse by on September 25, 2015 2 Comments
The most amazing reuse project ever?

The most amazing reuse project ever?

It’s been below freezing in several areas across the UK recently. What better way to wile away the long, cold days than to get stuck into an arts and crafts project? Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on February 22, 2015 5 Comments
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How to Recycle your waste

How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire

How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire

Back in 2010 I wrote a post on how to recycle hangers. But this week I was reminded about it again when Sarah Jane contacted me. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on October 18, 2015 5 Comments
How to recycle old tools

How to recycle old tools

You know I live with a hoarder, right? I’d love to show you a picture of the inside of our garage, but I fear the judgment. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:Don’t throw it away… That’s rubbish, just throw it away … How many times have you heard that or said…

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on March 18, 2015 11 Comments
Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Planning a garage declutter? We show you how to recycle paint and empty cans

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on February 4, 2014 1 Comment
How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

Can we recycle laminated plastic packaging such as crisp bags at last?

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on December 6, 2013