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.

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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.

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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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5 things I learnt as an Allotment Newbie

5 things I learnt as an Allotment Newbie

Back in March 2018, I got the keys to my allotment plot. My plot is on the edge of a beautiful park and a five minutes walk from the flat we were supposed to move into in March, but ended up moving in November (but, hey, that's another story!)

I took on half a plot from March to September, and as I didn’t have a full year with the plot, I only paid £31. Bargain! Before this, I had only ever grown a few vegetables in pots on my patio. Stuff like tomatoes, lettuce and beans.

 This is what I learnt in those first few months on the allotment:

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Zero Waste Shoes

Zero Waste Shoes

I need a new pair of shoes. Okay okay, maybe I don’t need them, but I have no ‘casual shoes’, other than my Doc Martens, and sometimes they’re not the most delicate shoe to wear everywhere…

This shoe shopping task slightly fills me with dread, which is weird, because pre-zero waste, I’d love the need to buy a pair of shoes.

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