Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Meat and Fish Counter

During my weekly food shop yesterday I had another big win for zero packaging. I finally managed to buy both my salmon and beef mince from Morrison’s meat and fish counters. After a couple of weeks of trying I actually remembered to take my old take-away containers with me and they happily filled them. There …

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Junk Mail

In an attempt to stop the amount of junk mail that I get out of my post box and immediately put into the recycling bin I have finally bought a sign to say no thank you. Now I know that the leaflets have already been printed but hopefully the more people that refuse them the …

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Terracycle Crisps

Now what is the one food item that you could not give up? For most people it would be chocolate but for me it is crisps. I was therefore getting more than a little bit worried about how my crisp eating habit was going to work out with my new found determination to recycle. I …

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Making changes a priority

Just in case anyone is wondering if I have always been this motivated to spend a little bit more time to try to find better ways of doing things, the answer is no. The picture in this post is of the Velux window that is in my bathroom. I specifically requested to have it put …

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Napkins

Ask me two week ago if I could live without kitchen roll and I would have said NO WAY, my boys’ faces and fingers at dinner time are just too much. I could easily get through two full rolls a week! However, for the sake of reducing our waste I decided to at least try. …

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Hanky

One of the biggest but surprisingly easiest changes in habits that I have made since the start of this journey is tissues! I go through A LOT of tissues, not only in the winter with snotty boys but also year round with my sinuses. But I have gone cold turkey. I have removed the boxes …

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Say no to tumble dryer

I always get a bit excited the first time I get to hang my washing up outside each year as I know summer is therefore (supposedly) on its way. In my efforts to save power and money I do try to line dry instead of use the tumble dryer as much as possible but sometimes …

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Where do I start?

Luckily I have not been completely useless and have already been: Taking a re-useable bag with me everywhere (it is clipped to my handbag permanently), Taking re-useable water bottles for all of us when we go out, Refusing plastic straws and stirrer’s, Recycling our rubbish (though with bare minimum effort. I will follow that up …

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