Be a Borrower

Be a Borrower

I was that kind of child who watched about three films on repeat from the age of 4 to 7.  

If the film wasn't Matilda, Lady and the Tramp or The Borrowers, I didn't want to know. 

Rewatching these films as an adult had not only made me realise that I had impeccable taste for someone so young (!) but also that there are so many messages you skip over in these films when you're only a little one. 

Matilda was all about loving education, not about the hilarity of making Mrs Trunchbull afraid to live in her own home as it seemed haunted as I used to think. 

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Zero Waste with with Allergies, Intolerances and specific diets

Zero Waste with with Allergies, Intolerances and specific diets

Zero Waste living is hard enough, and with the added complexities you get with being unable to eat even more food groups, it can be even tougher.

I can’t eat gluten and dairy, as I have intolerances to both. I also have a very mild reaction to certain seeds. My reactions can be anything from eczema to an upset tummy, being excessively tired and having to poop (a lot).

The worst things I find about allergies and intolerances when it comes to Zero Waste living are:

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My quest to get ZERO junk mail

My quest to get ZERO junk mail

I get a whole loada junk mail.

It feels like now I’ve got adulty things like credit cards, marketers have decided I have an obscene amount of cash (this is entirely untrue!) and want to go on fancy holidays, get another credit card, change my broadband provider to a much more expensive one and just spend spend spend.

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Why I’m so over using chemical shampoo and soap

Why I’m so over using chemical shampoo and soap

Solid bars of shampoo, conditioners and soaps are making a comeback. Before you assume that these are just for older generations, who have always used them, let me explain why I love using them way more than their liquid version now.

Anna and I received samples of Friendly Soap to try them out, and let you guys know why we love them so much. This is a sponsored post, but we only ever feature products we believe to be excellent, to fit with our ethos and to support us on our journey to zero waste.

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Food preparation for Zero Waste

Food preparation for Zero Waste

The zero waste lifestyle does take more effort than the standard consumerist one, mostly because of how organised you have to be. 

For me, its preparing food which takes the longest, but luckily I LOVE to cook. I’m always looking for ways to reclaim time and make the whole process smoother.

I’ve got my food waste to zero through these 5 steps. Heck, they’re not rocket science! They’re pretty much common sense, but they have made a huge difference to me, and reduced my food waste considerably.

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