A simple rainy-day project to organise pens, pencils, pain brushes, make-up brushes, chopsticks, cutlery... whatever you want! You just need basic sewing skills, some fabric and an hour to kill.
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.
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.
For the love of jam jars: the zerowaster's go to isn't just about looking trendy on Instagram, it's about how you use them!
If you've just gained 2 jigsaw puzzles, 16 types of chutney, 4 t-shirts and a popcorn maker then this is the post for you! 4 simple and easy ways to simplify and minimise your belongings.
Another year has gone by and Christmas is here again! In our house it truly is a wonderful time of year and part of getting into the spirit is an evening spent setting up the decorations with a glass of hot gluhwein in hand.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how we can be more green at home, but for most of us a vast majority of our week is spent at work. In a place where we usually have limited control over how green our lives can be.
Remember that it is possible to be green and still enjoy going on holiday. But it's important to think about how you go and what you do once you're there.
If you follow the green community on social media, you'll have seen the latest drive for a plastic-free July. The zero-wasters are promoting their cause by showing how it can be done for just one month (and then hopefully it will encourage participants to carry on throughout the year).
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.