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How to cancel Christmas (your guide to a truly sustainable festive season)

Yes, I’m talking about Christmas already. But not because I’m planning to spam you with lists of stuff you honestly don’t need. Instead, I wanted to raise the idea of cancelling Christmas – be it the whole thing, or simply the parts that make you stressed, poor and miserable. The thing about cancelling (or toning […]

How to cancel Christmas (your guide to a truly sustainable festive season)How to cancel Christmas (your guide to a truly sustainable festive season)

How I’m planning my garden for food production

I’ve officially lived in my “new” (to me) house for 12 months (since October 2019). I started my garden transformation project in January and whilst it’s no way near being finished, I thought it was time for an update. I thought I’d talk you through some of the planning and design, and explain the different […]

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Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)

There are three main product types when it comes to having a zero waste period: menstrual cups, reusable pads, and period underwear. I’ve tried all three. I was a very early adopter of the menstrual cup, buying my first one back in 2003, but I was a definite latecomer to the period pants idea – […]

Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)Zero waste periods: the pros and cons of menstrual underwear (+ 6 brands to consider)

What to do with old plastic when you’re new to zero waste

The scenario: you’ve decided to change your relationship with plastic. Whether you’re cutting out the single-use plastic, choosing to refuse all the plastic you can, or full-on going zero waste, chances are, you already have plenty of plastic in your home. (I call this plastic ‘legacy plastic’. The stuff you accumulated before you knew any […]

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Zero waste and the circular economy (and what it has to do with us)

Expressions like ‘zero waste’ and ‘circular economy’ get bandied about a lot. You might call them buzzwords. But the thing about buzzwords is that, as they become more popular, they often lose some of their meaning or get used outside of the correct context. Which is why people distrust the expression ‘zero waste’ (because on […]

Zero waste and the circular economy (and what it has to do with us)Zero waste and the circular economy (and what it has to do with us)

How to make sourdough crumpets (a recipe)

Whilst everyone was embracing sourdough baking at the start of lockdown, I was doing my own experiments – with sourdough crumpets. (I’m pretty happy with my sourdough bread game, although the oven at my current house isn’t really up to the task – you need a hot oven for a good crust, and mine isn’t […]

How to make sourdough crumpets (a recipe)How to make sourdough crumpets (a recipe)How to make sourdough crumpets (a recipe)

My garden transformation project (progress update: month three to six)

I’m six months into my year long project to transform the garden from lawn (front and back) to the beginnings of a food forest. And because I promised I’d share my progress (or lack of) with you, it’s time for an update. My goal is to produce more of my own food, have surplus to […]

My garden transformation project (progress update: month three to six)

The ultimate list of plastic free swaps

If your looking for ways to ditch the single-use plastic, and look for ideas to lower your plastic footprint, this list is for you. Good news – there are swaps and substitutions to be made everywhere! Before we begin – something important to know. We can’t shop our way to a more sustainable lifestyle. None […]

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