the biggest zero waste mistake people make This is something I see all the time, and get asked about fairly often as well, particularly as more people become aware of the “zero waste” movement and the amount of plastic that we are currently producing. The mistake in question? Getting rid of perfectly good and usable things to make way for new, “better” zero waste options. Plastic tupperware. Plastic toothbrushes. An old water bottle. If it works, and you already own it, you should be using it - don’t throw it away! Don’t run before you can walk The idea that zero waste is some sort of beautiful lifestyle that you hop straight into is misleading, I think. And again, it’s...
Every year, approximately 13 billion plastic bottles are used in the UK. Around 7.5 billion of those are recycled. Every year, British households throw 22 million tonnes of waste into the bin. But I’m not writing this to tell you that you need to get more of your friends and family and workplaces to recycle. In fact, we as consumers should not be focusing on recycling more at all. We should be recycling less.
There are plenty of reasons to make the switch to a more low key cleaning routine in your home. Whether your personal reasons are based on saving money, protecting the health of those you live with, or just minimising the number of products you have taking up space under the sink - here are 5 simple recipes to help you get started.
An armful of tasty veg, a new and incredibly useful kitchen appliance and a happy little plant friend! What a winning day right? And it got me thinking about the variety of ways that I use the internet or apps on my phone to get things I need (or, let’s be honest) want, without running out and buying something brand new.
There are loads of swaps that you can make to live a lower waste life, but many of them involve purchasing something you may not currently have. Here are 40 FREE things you can do right now to be more zero waste - and they won't cost you a penny!