How to regrow food from kitchen scraps

How to regrow food from kitchen scraps

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. I’m here to prove that wrong, but this free lunch will only consist of regrowth of spring onions.

Okay, maybe it's just a free snack or garnish. But, hey, it’s still free, happy days.

This is SO simple, it takes zero skill. If you are far from green fingered, I promise you can still do this. It's even more forgiving than keeping a succulent- and you only need to think about it every few days for a couple of weeks. If you’ve used up all your maternal plant love by then, you can eat all of the spring onions, or you can snip the regrowth and watch them resprout.

Read More

Waste Free Body Washes

Waste Free Body Washes

I’m not quite sure how we managed to forget to blog about this daily activity until now… Anna and I have talked a lot about washing hair, shaving and other bathroom routines, that we seemed to have forgotten about what we do frequently- to actually wash ourselves.

Using up shower gels and bubble baths which I purchased before going zero waste has taken rather a long time, as I cherish products more than I used to. By squeezing shower gels onto sponges or loofahs I was able to make a little bit of shower gel go a long way.

Read More

Eco Dental Routine

Eco Dental Routine

We were recently asked on one of our social media channels to explore the best dental hygiene options currently in the market.

Like most things to do with zero waste, the best option is to avoid it completely – but, hey, lets be realistic –I’m not going to stop brushing my teeth….

If that's your jam, go for it, just don’t come to us with your future dental work bill.

These are the things Anna and I use now or have used in the past. There are a few options for each, so try out the ones that work for you.

Read More

Wiggly Wigglers Wormery Review

Wiggly Wigglers Wormery Review

Composting in a third floor flat. Impossible right? Well, no, thankfully not!

We have been working with Wiggly Wigglers (probably the best company name imaginable for gardening supplies) and they have sent us Urbalive wormeries to try out. We have both used ours for about a month now, so have pulled together our experiences of the setting up and maintaining a wormery, so you can decide if this is the right method for you.

Read More

Zero Waste Breakfast Ideas

Zero Waste Breakfast Ideas

A few simple switches can make for a completely Zero Waste breakfast, or at least one with dramatically less waste. I found breakfast was by far the easiest meal to make zero waste.

Mine and Anna’s staple go to was porridge, so we simply made these changes:

Buy in bulk, the oats and the toppings came straight from a bulk shop into our containers, Or in Anna’s case, straight from her farm back home into a container for her to bring back.

Read More