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Tis the season of ‘stuff’: what to do with (and where to donate) gifts you don’t need

I know we haven’t actually got to Christmas Day yet, but I’m writing this now because plenty of gifts (and other things you don’t need) are given before Christmas Day. And if you can, passing it on before Christmas Day means it’s more likely to be wanted (and used) than if you wait until January, […]

Tis the season of \'stuff\': what to do with (and where to donate) gifts you don\'t need

7 Tips for Ditching Junk Mail

A couple of week ago, a brand new Yellow Pages landed at my doorstep. {Shakes fist at all the unnecessary waste generated in creating and delivering a product I will not use, do not want and will put straight in the recycling bin.} I’ve removed myself from the Yellow Pages register at every place I’ve […]

7 Tips for Ditching Junk Mail

Keeping waste out of landfill: 5 creatives transforming ‘trash’ into useful stuff

As someone who missed out on the ‘crafty’ gene, I’m always fascinated by people with the talent to create things. In particular, I’m in awe of those people with both the vision and the skill to take ‘waste’, and make it into something actually useful and practical. What’s most impressive to me is when people […]

Keeping waste out of landfill: 5 creatives transforming \'trash\' into useful stuffKeeping waste out of landfill: 5 creatives transforming \'trash\' into useful stuffKeeping waste out of landfill: 5 creatives transforming \'trash\' into useful stuffKeeping waste out of landfill: 5 creatives transforming \'trash\' into useful stuff

5 Bad Habits I Shook by Going Zero Waste

Often when we talk about the changes we’ve made since deciding to refuse single-use plastic, reduce our waste and/or live more sustainably, we focus on the products we buy (or no longer buy). There are plenty of articles online about ‘zero waste swaps’ and indeed, I’ve written a few myself. I thought it might be […]

5 Bad Habits I Shook by Going Zero Waste5 Bad Habits I Shook by Going Zero Waste

How I chose my solar system setup (+ avoided unnecessary waste)

When I moved house, my number 2 priority was getting solar panels. (My number 1 priority? That was digging in the compost bin, of course!) I was pretty keen to get a solar system sorted as soon as possible, and as of Tuesday, my roof is now wearing 11 lovely panels and making me free […]

How I chose my solar system setup (+ avoided unnecessary waste)

Tired of ‘eco-judgement’? Here’s how I’m tackling it

Have you ever made a deliberate choice to do/not do something because of the environmental, ecological and/or social impact, and then mentioned that choice to a friend, shared it on social media, or made a comment to a colleague, only to be told: ‘That’s not the best* thing you could be doing’ / ‘your actions […]

Tired of \'eco-judgement\'? Here\'s how I\'m tackling itTired of \'eco-judgement\'? Here\'s how I\'m tackling it

5 Reasons to Choose Etsy for Ethical + Eco-Friendly Purchases

This post is in partnership with Etsy and contains affiliate links. As a self-professed lover of less stuff, it’s not often you’ll find me talking about shopping. But I accept, we all need to buy some things sometimes. I know that when I need to buy something, I want it to be the most ethical, […]

5 Reasons to Choose Etsy for Ethical + Eco-Friendly Purchases5 Reasons to Choose Etsy for Ethical + Eco-Friendly Purchases

6 Zero Waste Tips for Moving House

Last weekend, I moved house. And when it comes to moving, unless you can literally fit all your possessions in a single backpack, it is a bit of an ordeal. There are boxes, packing materials, stuff you forgot you owned, stuff you no longer need, things that are (or get) damaged or broken… and so […]

6 Zero Waste Tips for Moving House6 Zero Waste Tips for Moving House