Living Zero Waste

10 Ways Going Green Can Save You Money

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10 Ways Going Green Can Save You Money

It’s a common misconception that doing the best thing by our planet will be expensive. While there certainly are ways being eco friendly can cost you more, there are just as many things you can do to save money!   Here are 10 ways that you can be more green, and more thrifty: Carry a water bottle: Not just because we sell them here!  7.7 billion single-use plastic water bottles are bought in the UK alone each year; that’s around 120 bottles per resident, per year. If each bottle costs a pound, well that’s an average saving of £120 each a...

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I Want You to Stop Wish-cycling

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I Want You to Stop Wish-cycling
Wish-cycling is the well meaning act of putting items in the recycling bin, even if you’re not sure you should, in the hope that by being in the recycling stream these items won’t end up in landfill somewhere.

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Last Minute Christmas; the Zero Waste Way!

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Last Minute Christmas; the Zero Waste Way!
We offer some top tips on how to give last minute christmas gifts the zero waste way!

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Zero Waste Gift Wrapping: How To Furoshiki

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Zero Waste Gift Wrapping: How To Furoshiki

One small and fun way to reduce your impact on the environment at Christmas time is to forget plastic and even paper Christmas wrapping; Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese art of using cloth to wrap gifts and just about anything else you'd like. All you need is a scarf or piece of fabric, which can become part of the gift, or reused by the recipient next time they give you something! It's a lovely circular way of gift giving.   In this Wastenot DIY, we’ll show you two types of Furoshiki wraps:   How To Furoshiki A Box How To...

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Zero Waste Autumn Activites With Kids

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Zero Waste Autumn Activites With Kids
A few activities that you can do as a family this Autumn...

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