Zero Waste Blog Posts
Take a look at our collection of zero waste blog posts:
February 23, 2020
It wasn’t long ago that I would get excited at the mere sight of anyone selling anything zero waste near me.
Don’t get me wrong…we still try to live an eco-friendly lifestyle but I’ve developed a healthy level of skepticism towards all things “zero waste”.
Reducing our waste is complicated and the fact is that living ...
November 6, 2019
How To Make A Rice Heat Pad
A DIY Rice Heating Pad has been on the top of my crafting wish-list for a while now.
So, when my four year old suddenly developed an interest in sewing, I jumped at the chance to dust off my sewing machine and get creative.
Benefits of DIY Rice Heating Pads
A DIY ...
October 1, 2019
Best places to buy second hand online and on the highstreet…
Buying second hand has become even more popular in recent years as more and more people try to reduce their carbon footprint.
I remember around 15 years ago spending around £60 on a jumper. For some reason that day I decided to pop into a ...
September 15, 2019
60+ Stocking Stuffer Suggestions
60+ zero waste stocking fillers…
I love Christmas!
Which is why I often start planning for it in late July!
As a child I loved waking up to a Christmas Stocking and unwrapping it on my parents bed…and I enjoy the tradition even more now that I have children myself.
However, Christmas Stockings don’t have to ...
September 7, 2019
The idea of talking to kids about climate change can be incredibly daunting.
As parents, many of us already carry the burden of climate change but how do we even begin to contemplate telling our kids about the legacy that we’ve created for them?
Should we even be talking to them about climate change?
How to we ...
July 4, 2019
How to plan a zero waste baby shower…
OK, zero waste baby shower might not be four words that you’d expect to hear together.
When someone says baby shower it’s easy to picture a tower of gifts, helium balloons, pink or blue confetti and excessive food.
However it is possible to throw a baby shower that’s ...
July 2, 2019
Christmas Gifts for zero waste lifestyle
I love giving zero waste Christmas gifts!
Once upon a time I bought heaps of “just for the sake of it” stocking fillers and gifts.
Partly because I felt I had to and I suppose partly because I wanted to.
Now I give gifts that reflect our zero waste lifestyle and hopefully feel ...
June 30, 2019
For such tiny human-beings, babies are capable of creating a significant amount of landfill waste. However, as parents it is totally possible to raise a zero waste baby…it just takes a little planning.
An unbelievable 20 billion disposable diapers are added to landfills in the USA every year! That’s roughly 3.5 million tons of waste!
April 9, 2019
You may have heard that apple cider vinegar has some amazing health but is it palatable!? We’ve put together our favourite recipes in this “how to make apple cider vinegar drink guide”.
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apples.
Not only is it awesome at softening hair (I’ve been using nothing but water and occasional Chamomile ...
March 22, 2019
Our Guide On How To Live Eco Friendly in 2020!
I don’t think that there has ever been a time when so many people were desperate to live as eco consciously as possible.
We are concerned about the negative impact that humans have had and continue to have on our environment…and so we should be.
March 17, 2019
Natural floor cleaners
Choosing a homemade floor cleaner recipe to suit your floor…
If you’re a little confused about which natural floor cleaners to use then hopefully this post will help.
As soon as my little boy began crawling I became really aware of all the chemicals that I was wiping over the floor regularly.
I figured, ...
March 5, 2019
Our Zero Waste Shopping List
What items might you find on a zero waste shopping list?
One of the first things I did before attempting our first zero waste shopping trip was to make a weekly meal planner and a detailed zero waste shopping list.
I wanted to share it, in the hope that it will help ...
February 22, 2019
Find A Milk Delivery Near Me 🐄
More and more people have been asking “is there a milk delivery near me?” since lockdown began.
Covid-19 has made it difficult for us to get hold of essentials and we’re seeking the convenience of having local milk delivered to our door.
Thankfully, availability of local milk delivery has been increasing ...
February 8, 2019
If you’re on the hunt for a zero waste mop to add to your cleaning kit…then read on…
Cleaning doesn’t have to involve a bunch of chemicals, plastic and other non-recyclable waste.
Zero waste cleaning is really simple and actually requires very few items.
In fact, most of what you need is probably already stashed away in your ...
January 6, 2019
Guide to zero waste shaving in 2020
Everyone remembers the first time they shaved.
Often we’re shown how to do it by a parent or older sibling.
I decided to wing it and learnt the hard way.
Just me and a crappy mass-produced and basically single-use orange razor.
I stuck with those orange razors for a while and although they ...
December 14, 2018
Ceramic vs Nonstick pans
Ceramic Pans vs Teflon…which would you choose?!
Have you ever tried to cook an egg in a pan with no non stick coating!?
How did it go!?
I usually leave the resulting mess to ‘soak’ until my husband gives in and sorts it out! 😂
Pretty much all of us own or have owned ...
December 10, 2018
Our tips for plastic free shopping…
I’d take a wild guess that most of the rubbish you produce comes from your weekly grocery shopping.
So, many items nowadays come in excessive packaging. Often it can be difficult to imagine what someone who claims to be ‘zero waste’ or ‘plastic free’ actually eats.
We made ...
December 10, 2018
I love a good challenge and a zero waste jar seems to be the done thing amongst ‘zero wasters’ (no idea if that is the technical term…but I like it!)
It’s basically a jar where you store the minuscule amount of waste you’ve produced…kinda like a trophy. So, everyone can see what a freaking awesome eco-warrior ...
December 8, 2018
What zero waste products do you really need to become zero waste?
Zero Waste Products That You Might Actually Need
It seems kind of contradictory to be writing a post about buying more things in order to produce less waste.
There are so many ‘zero waste products’ on the market right now that it’s impossible to work out ...
December 7, 2018
Where can I buy plastic free tea?
Want to know how to become a zero waste tea drinker?
Being British I know that tea drinking is a pretty big deal! Brits consume over 60 billion cups each year! 96% of those use tea bags rather than loose tea leaves.
Our journey to ...