Living Zero Waste

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, I've shown two types of Furoshiki wraps:   How To Furoshiki A Box How To Furoshiki...

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Last Minute Christmas; the Zero Waste Way!

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Debbie offers some top tips on how to give last minute christmas gifts the zero waste way!

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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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Happy Birthday NHS! A reminder that health is important.

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Happy Birthday NHS! A reminder that health is important.

This Plastic Free July, we’re taking a look at several of the ways we can all try to live more plastic-free lives. Last week was the 70th birthday of the NHS so it’s an important time to take a moment to talk about plastic waste related to medicines, medical conditions and disabilities.People often ask if I live a plastic-free lifestyle, and for a large part, I do. I care deeply about the world around me and making it a less polluted place. But here’s one BIG reason why I can never be fully plastic free; it’s called an endocrine disorder....

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The Six 'R's and Me: a quick guide to reducing your waste!

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The Six 'R's and Me: a quick guide to reducing your waste!

Welcome to the first Wastenot blog post! This blog will be a space for us to share news, ideas and tips to help you reduce the amount of waste you and your household generate. The best place to start when embarking on a low waste lifestyle is with ‘The Rs’. Lots of you I’m sure know three of them: Reduce Reuse Recycle, but did you know there are six? Or that there’s an order of priority to them? Well there is! Refuse: the easiest way to prevent yourself from making waste! The first step is to learn to say ‘no...

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