Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

World Refill Day

Today is World Refill Day and so for some refill inspiration I thought that I would simply share a list of all of the products that I am currently buying as refills. I started off by just getting a few items, but as I have gotten into the swing of it my list has steadily …

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Circular System

These 4 containers save me buying 40 plastic bottles! It has taken me a while to get around to clearing the space but I am delighted to have finally been able to order these 5 litre containers of refill products from Bare + Fair. Not only are they great eco-friendly products but they also work …

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Repairing Jeans

“In the UK, continuing to actively wear a garment for just nine months longer could diminish its environmental impacts by 20–30%.” (BBC) Knowing that my jeans are also probably one of the most environmentally damaging items in my wardrobe, I therefore wanted to try to repair my numerous pairs of ripped jeans rather than replacing them. (I seriously need to buy better …

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Two Duvets

Whilst the weather is still trying to make up its mind as to if it wants to be hot or cold, I am finding that my winter trial of double duveting has a new additional benefit – temperature control. Back at the start of the winter my boys were getting a bit cold at night …

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Second-hand Gifts

It might look like a lot of presents but the good news is that I only bought one of them brand new. (A rubber hockey ball.) Good quality, second-hand toys are so easy to find these days that it has now become my norm to try to find them used before I buy new. In …

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World Water Day

Water is life. I found out today that it was World Water Day yesterday and so I have just taken a few minutes this evening to refocus my mind on how I can help to protect and conserve this precious resource. The most simple thing that I realised that I hadn’t done yet was to …

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Don’t Wish-Cycle

Today is Global Recycling Day and so it has prompted me to finally try to find out the answer to my question as to if my frozen food cardboard boxes can be recycled even though they seem to be just a little bit greasy. Unfortunately, it appears that the answer is as I had thought …

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Cooking Oil

I got caught out with a new recipe the other day. I don’t usually deep-fry anything at home as it feels like such a waste of oil, however as I only realised that this was necessary once I had already started cooking I had no choice but to follow through (I have learnt not to …

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Recycling Drainer

How do you like my ‘new’ recycling drainer? I have been struggling for a long time now with trying to make sure that my empty food packaging is dry before I put it into my recycling bin. (Apparently this is important so as to not contaminate the other items.) I haven’t wanted to put the …

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Cake to avoid waste!

In the interests of avoiding food waste this week, I have had to find some new ways to use up the abundance of beetroot that we had received in our ODDBOX. (There is only so much soup we can eat.) I was therefore delighted to find that this Beetroot Orzotto went down a treat with …

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