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    7 simple decisions to have a zero waste Christmas

    We often head into December with a plan of how the festive period will look, but by two weeks in we are often frazzled, overwhelmed and feeling like throwing in the towel. At this point having a waste free Christmas feels impossible and is not even on our minds any longer; it’s just about getting everything done in time. But…

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    Zero Waste Christmas gift guide

    Nothing in this post is sponsored. It's just things I like and would be happy to give or receive. Images from the respective websites. I'm UK based, as are many suggestions. Gift giving can be hard. It's especially hard if you're looking for gifts that are ethically made and sustainably sourced, and also do some good in the world. Many of us…

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    A to Z of zero Waste: R – Recycling

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. This week we are talking about recycling and it can help up reduce waste. There is much contradictory talk about recycling and its role in waste reduction but talking in absolutes won't help us…

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    How to have a zero waste halloween

    A survey released this month by Hubbub and Fairyland Trust has found that in the UK, halloween costumes alone generate over two thousand tonnes of plastic waste - the weight of 83 million plastic bottles. The cause for this plastic waste, is plastic based fabrics, such as polyester, which made up 83% of costumes. Other research shows that over 30 million…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: P – Personal Care Items

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. Despite usually being the smallest room in the house, the bathroom seems to create a disproportionate amount of rubbish, potentially only second to the kitchen. There are so many products we use in the…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: O – Offsetting

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. Many of us will have heard of "carbon offsetting" but might be unsure what it is. Even if you understand the principle, what does it mean in reality? Then there's the question of whether…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: N – Natural materials

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. This week we are going to be talking about whether we should choose natural materials in the products we buy. A lot of people come across the zero waste movement when trying to reduce…

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    Is dry cleaning environmentally friendly?

    This article is based off a gifted product I received from Clothes Doctor and enjoyed using. I was not asked to write this article and my views are my own. As we try to reduce our waste, we often become more aware of taking better care of our belongings to help them last longer, reducing the amount of new items…