Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Repair not Replace

It cost me two new parts and a call out fee BUT my fridge freezer is now thankfully working again at only a small fraction of the price that it would have cost me to replace it, not to mention the environmental costs that I have saved by choosing not to give up on it …

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Bike Project Surrey

Have you heard about the Bike Project Surrey? It is a great local charity located in Guildford that salvages and recycles bikes. Not only do they provide affordable bikes for the local community to buy but they also offer affordable bike servicing to keep bikes on the road for longer. So if you have a …

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Father’s Day

Homemade card made out of recycled paper and an old shirt sleeve to wrap a bottle of wine for Father’s Day. #recycle #repurpose #getcreative

Energy Saving Presents

There is no filter that can make these Christmas presents look exciting, but having just moved house these are the things that I really do need right now. Unfortunately, my much loved cordless Dyson vacuum decided to stop working as soon as we arrived at our new house and so although I do still have …

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Cool Packs

I try not to get involved with the coaching of my son’s football team, however having seen the contents of the first-aid kit that my husband was given I knew that he was going to need me to get them some cold packs! Unfortunately, the most popular choice for first-aid cold packs are the single-use …

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My (very basic) sewing skills have been back in use again this weekend. I am not sure how my youngest son managed to fully rip open the lining of both of the sleeves of his winter coat, but as the damage was only on the inside I felt quite confident that I could easily fix …

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How do you like my ‘new’ cabinet? With the furniture industry requiring an enormous amount of trees, plastic and cotton etc to produce what can often be described as fast furniture, I am delighted to see that the trend of upcycling furniture is continuing to become more and more popular. Not only are there now …

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Secondhand September – Vinted

I don’t think I will ever buy a brand new occasion dress again! In my search for the perfect (secondhand) party dress for a special occasion last week, I ended up trying out the online community Vinted and I have to say that I was completely blown away by the sheer amount of beautiful dresses …

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Water Filters

How is your Plastic Free July going? I have some more plastic free swaps to share with you soon, however this week I decided to try to tackle my ongoing issue of single-use plastic water filters (for my fridge-freezer). Two years ago, I contacted Samsung to find out if their filters could be recycled and …

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Whiteboard Markers

I had hoped that I had seen the back of home schooling but unfortunately not! On the plus side though it has reminded me to share the details of these recycled whiteboard markers that I have found in Rymans. My eldest son had previously been using some BIC Ecolutions, 51% recycled, whiteboard markers (which the …

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