Living Zero Waste

Coffee Cups: Is Cup Neutral The Answer?

Coffee Cups: Is Cup Neutral The Answer?

Takeaway coffee cups. They are everywhere; walk along a station platform on a weekday morning and you will see nearly every commuter holding one. Go to the town centre, and shoppers will often be sipping on a coffee with one hand and holding bags in the other. Our love of coffee and our busy lives means that the demand for single use coffee cups has reached a staggering 2.5 billion cups per year in the UK. With fewer than 1% if these cups actually ever making it to recycling facilities, our love of on-the-go java is damaging the planet. Well,...

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5 Areas To Reduce Your Waste This Christmas

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5 Areas To Reduce Your Waste This Christmas

Christmas can be a really wasteful time of year, and if you are trying to live more sustainably it can be really hard to negotiate. But we've come up with some tips to help you reduce what you produce this season. 

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Do What You Can! Overcoming Eco-guilt

Do What You Can! Overcoming Eco-guilt

Back in 2011 I really wanted to quit my job and become a stay at home mum. I decided to learn how to spend less so we could afford to live off one salary. I also wanted to do it in eco-friendly ways and I found that reducing waste was a particularly brilliant way to save money and the environment! It meant that we didn’t miss out on anything, other than things we didn’t want anyway and that we had more money in our pockets. An example of this is food. In the past I would go shopping without checking...

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How To Make Reusable Baby Wipes

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How To Make Reusable Baby Wipes

We are well and truly in festival season. This year marks our first festival camping since going low waste, and thoughts immediately went to washing, to wet wipes, and how to replace them! There are loads of reusable alternatives available these days, from brands like Cheeky Wipes to individual Etsy sellers. But with a little effort and few items you probably already have at home, you can make a set yourself in an hour or so. To start with, you will need a source of cloth. Rather than going out and buying new fabric, find something you already have at...

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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!

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