Create less waste

The term Zero Waste is actually an industrial term referring to a Circular Economy and not just a lifestyle trend. This is where we design, manufacture, consume and recover without waste as an end product. Currently we have a Linear economy, which means we design with obsolescence in mind. Many people think that the term […]

Your Home is a Treasure Trove

I’ve always enjoyed old and vintage things so when becoming more sustainable, whichever form that may take –zero waste, waste free living or plastic free, when we find items that have been in existence since we were a child or remember our parents or grandparents using them, it can bring back fond memories. The above […]

Zero Waste Tea and Tea Bags

There is suddenely a buzz about tea bags.  It seems that there is also plastic in tea bags. Who knew? There is a clip doing the rounds on Facebook of a BBC2 video showing plastic being mixed with the paper of the tea bag.  It also is resource intensive in terms of the amount of […]

Amazing Health and Zero Waste benefits of Baking Soda

Being a Zero Waster I just love the fact that I can still buy good old Bicarbonate of Soda aka Baking Soda in a Cardboard box and paper!  Now days everything is packaged in plastic.  Ideally if I was living near an unpackaged store I would be taking in my container or glass jar to […]

What’s in a Zero Waster’s Bag and Car?

So this is a picture of my trusted hemp bag and small make up bag from Hemporium in Westlake.  I bought them in November 2016 and literally have used them every single day.  I was on a Zero Waste forum the other day and saw a post from a lady asking when going Zero waste […]

Beauty Products and Glass Jars

After becoming more aware of the problem of plastic and plastic packaging, and in an effort to become more zero waste I was on a mission to find beauty products that came in bottles rather than plastic.  This was not an easy task.  I only found two brands in bottles.  Since then a few more […]

Plastic Free July

#plasticfreejuly is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. The movement started in Australia in 2011 and now people from all over the world partake in committing to not using single-use disposable plastic for a month thereby creating an awareness of the huge problem of plastics in our oceans and environment. Globally a million+ people partake from 130 […]

The 5’Rs of Zero Waste Living

My favourite Zero Waste champion, Bea Johnson has an excellent picture of an inverted pyramid in her book Zero Waste Home These principles outline Zero waste living: REFUSE – what we do not need This is the best way to reduce waste – by Saying No to Single Use Plastics such as Plastic Bags, Straws, […]