4 ways to track your way to Zero Waste

4 ways to track your way to Zero Waste

I’ve always been one for a good list.

I can remember back to my GCSE art course work, and having the most epic list ever, of all the pages I had to complete, and the observations I had to write up. What felt like the most overwhelming amount of work at the time, is a lovely nostalgic memory- as that was one of the very few times I’ve written an enormous list, ticked it all off and then had literally no other tasks to do, as the end of GCES’s meant a long summer holiday off before I started a new college.

Ah, those were the days! List free and loving life.

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Honest Skincare

Honest Skincare

*This is not a sponsored post! We’re just super passionate about zero waste businesses, and wanted to share this one with you*

Anna managed to reach the grand old age of 25 without knowing what cleansing her face was… So our trip to Honest, the all natural, low waste skin care company, was educational in more ways than one.

It turns out, a fussy skincare routine isn’t needed (phew, Anna and I TOTALLY aren’t into all that, it's just not for us) but, having one, and sticking to it is a must for removing yuck and pollution from the pores.  

Honest is based in Birmingham, and, correct me if I’m wrong, I’m pretty certain it's the only place like this around Birmingham.

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The easiest Zero Waste Snacks

The easiest Zero Waste Snacks

I started writing this blog, then realized, hey! How can I write about snacks without consuming a snack?!

So now I am eating raisins, and writing… honestly, it is really helping the creativity flow.

Fruits and vegetables

We all know they’re super great to consume, also fruits and vegetables can leave zero waste when scraps are disposed of in a suitable composter. I have an allotment, so my composter is a cone bin with a hole in the bottom. Other options include wormeries or bokashi bins.

By considering where the fruits and vegetables were imported from or grown , I can also take responsibility for waste which may have occurred before the fruits and veg arrived at the shop or market I am purchasing them from. Ideally, I’d love for 2019 to be the year that I am able to eat more fruit and veg from my allotment so I am fully aware of where my produce has come from. Where this is not possible, I consider the airmiles products would have travelled in order to get to me.

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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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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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