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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5 Times Single Use Plastics Are Actually Ok

5 Times Single Use Plastics Are Actually Ok

I hate silly single use plastics (SUPs) and if you’re here, I’dm goanna bet that you do too.

However, I do really think there are times when SUPs are actually very much A-OK. Might be a little controversial, so feel free to comment if you disagree with me.

Medical

A few members of my family work in the NHS. There are obscene amounts of SUP in hospitals that aren’t needed such as the packaging that single use scissors come in. Yes, there are single use stainless steel scissors. These are made, packaged in plastic, used for one patient, and thrown away. Gah!

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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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How to sew a button

How to sew a button

The second most common thing I have to fix in the clothing department is buttons! (The first is darning holes in my socks and tights)

I’ve got a sneaky tip to make your button sewing so secure, it will be even stronger than it was before it fell off… tip is courtesy of my granny!

I always opt for thicker threads when sewing buttons, and I also double the thread by threading it onto the needle, pulling it though and knotting the two ends together. Choose a thread that matches your garment and button (or not, if you’re so super quirky and feel like matching thread and buttons are too mainstream!)

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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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