The issue of food waste is at epic proportions, tackle it in your household by starting a weekly food plan and end up with nothing in your fridge at the end of the week too. Free printable to download and get you started.
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.
What could be more wasteful than wrapping your food in a temporary piece of unrecyclable plastic? That's what cling film is. Use this DIY to make one of the most handy zero-waste items in my kitchen!
Following on nicely from my last few posts, my next big ethical decision is making from scratch. Such an important and thing to do when going zero waste or trying to be more sustainable is to look at the process that goes into making an item and to create something from the beginning for yourself. That may be making a recipe from scratch which may otherwise come out of a (non-recyclable) packet or sewing a craft instead of needlessly buying it online with wasteful postage and packaging.
One great way to save money and waste is to create a shopping list and stick to it. So I've created a recipe book to list all our favourite meals. Here is a little snippet and handy guide to making your own personal recipe book.
After a year of living a more conscious, ethical and sustainable lifestyle I've taken a quick look back at what I've learnt so far. There's a long way to go but I'm pleasantly surprised with the changes I have made in my quest for a greener life!
As ever, I am always looking out for more eco-friendly options in my daily life. This week my already eco-conscious choice of clothes detergent ran out so I've tried Soap Nuts and written a review on my first thoughts.
The kitchen has to be the most wasteful room in the house. It certainly is in our house any way. So I've been looking at ways to reduce our waste.
In the green world words get thrown around to describe the different attributes of products but what do they mean? It's easy to get bogged down by the lingo and walk into a shop not really knowing what to expect. So I've put together a little glossary of terms which will probably get extended and added to over time to include new terminology I learn as I'm going along!
The journey to going green isn't easy, the steps you can take are simple but, as with any journey, you will face challenges along the way. I've only just started out and already I'm finding difficulties I did not anticipate! Here is the 5 main challenges I have found so far: