Not the sexiest of topics but something that we use every single day is our dishcloths! As we don't own a dishwasher we seem to spend half our evenings washing up; when we first moved in we used disposable dishcloths which were made from synthetic fabrics and broke down after only a few weeks and made their way into the bin. Not only is this expensive but it is incredibly wasteful. So I began to think about other more sustainable options.
A delicious and very easy recipe for fresh lemon cordial. All you need is lemons, sugar and water.
What a huge amount of tomatoes going to waste. The "large manufacturer" should be ashamed of themselves. They should be named and shamed! Would love to go to Sheffield to get some but I don't think it is economically viable to drive a 120 mile round-trip just for a bag of tomatoes! Real Junk Food …
Does new have to mean new? Why not new-to-you? Check out my definitive guide to buying secondhand, including where to buy and what to look for.
Save the date and save the planet in one go. This wedding is determined to be as waste-free as possible from start to finish!
When starting out on our less-waste journey one thing we didn't want to sacrifice was our weekly pizza fix! But gone are the days of buying a frozen pizza, wrapped in plastic and polystyrene and shoving it in the oven (even the thought of this makes me cringe now). Now we take the time to make our own delicious pizza with whatever topping we want!
Here it comes again, the new year: New intentions set, new plant on the window sill, new yoga mat and new belly from all the festive food! We find this time of year very refreshing in the GreenandRose house. As new things come into our lives, old things are removed.
Who doesn't love a good party? The thing about being less wasteful is that it shouldn't mean you can't still have fun! But instead of plastic, polluting balloons and single use cups why not go more classy? Get the real wine glasses out, make some punch from locally-sourced fruit and party like it's 1999 (except with composting, curbside recycling and fair trade)!
The truth about my daily smoothie habit and a super easy recipe to start your habit too!
A catch-up on the allotment in Autumn. There's lots to do to prepare for winter.