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.
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.
Good to see Waitrose jumping on the bandwagon and ending the distribution of takeaway coffee cups in their stores by autumn 2018. It's a small step but it will go its way to making carrying your own coffee cup the norm, just as carrying a reusable shopping bag now is.
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.
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.
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!
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)!
A catch-up on the allotment in Autumn. There's lots to do to prepare for winter.
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!