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.

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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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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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What's in the (zero waste!) bag?

What's in the (zero waste!) bag?

I tend to find that the times I’m most likely to produce waste are when I am out and about for work or trips, and maybe haven’t had enough time to prepare for the day as I would like.

Carrying round certain things in my backpack ensures that I can still minimize waste, even if I haven’t had the time to do full meal prep. I opt for a backpack as I tend to carry quite a bit of stuff alongside what is listed below. It's a personal choice how much of these things you want to take around, and how big your bag will need to be to accommodate that.

Cutlery

Anna uses a spork, I carry around a fork from my cutlery drawer. Depending on what you like to eat, you might consider a spoon or chopsticks instead. Also, if you like drinking with a straw, you could purchase a reusable one made from stainless steel, glass or bamboo.

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