Reducing Waste: Room by Room: Kitchen

Reducing Waste: Room by Room: Kitchen

Kitchen   Our kitchen is the engine of the household, and it’s here we can make the biggest impact on our waste output. It’s in the kitchen where we usually have the household’s main general waste bin: the go-to place to bring general waste from around the house.   So if we want to reduce our waste we should start – and stop! – here. 1. Consumer Power The best way to reduce your waste is simply not to buy it in the first place: try to choose a similar product with less packaging, even if it costs a bit more: larger tins & packets products without individually wrapped food but best of all, waste-free shopping where you can fill your own containers - click the link for your local zero waste shops 2. Plan Don’t cook more than you need, or if you do make sure you cook double so you can save it for another meal. Plan your shopping to...
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Reducing Waste: Room by Room

Reducing Waste: Room by Room

If you're reading this, you're probably aware of the problem that our waste - plastic in particular - is causing our planet; and chances are you want to make a change in your waste habits.  As an average we don't spend so much active waking time at home, but it's here that a small change can make a big impact. Here's some top tips on how to reduce your waste output at home - room by room! Reducing Waste: Room by Room: Kitchen Reducing Waste, Room by Room: Bathroom Reducing Waste, Room by Room: Office or Studio Reducing Waste, Room by Room: Workshop, Garage and Shed   If you have any further suggestions to add to the list, please get in touch or comment below and we'll add them to the list!...
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Beanie Beach Cleanie 2018

Beanie Beach Cleanie 2018

A public beach clean event in memory of Dom Jackson.   Lunan Bay - Angus   We chose Kingston Beach on the Moray coast in 2017, but stayed closer to home this time and organised our beach clean at Lunan Bay, a beach which Dom was particularly fond of.     The Results!   20 bags of general waste (mostly much smaller items) 150 recyclable bottles and cans larger items included a sit on toy motorbike   We estimate we had around 70 keen beanie beach cleaners! x We were once again supported by Surfers Against Sewage's brilliant annual 'Big Spring Beach Clean' campaign. If you are interested in organising your own Beach Clean event follow the link to find out more from Surfers against Sewage. Surfers Against Sewage   #beachcleanbox#beachcleanbox #surfursagainstsewage #beachclean #beaniebeachcleanie ...
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Beanie Beach Cleanie 2017

Beanie Beach Cleanie 2017

Dom Jackson tragically lost his life during a kayak trip on the Moray coast in 2016. He was passionate about the environment and in particular ocean clean up. On trips to the beach he would always take away and recycle some rubbish, in order to prevent non-degradable plastics ending up in the ocean and potentially harming wildlife. He was also a fan of the classic beanie hat! During the search for Dom we visited Kingston beach and found it to be particularly strewn with rubbish. We also chose this beach as a gesture to the local community along the Moray coast who reached out so positively during that awful week.   We had amazing support from our local Surfers Against Sewage rep, Amy. The organisation allowed us to borrow their Beach Clean Kit and offered up their support and experience to help make the day a great success.     The Result!   330 Bottles & Cans 20 Bin bags of general waste Various larger items including 6 tyres...
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Wrap it up!

Wrap it up!

5 Sustainable Gift Wrapping Solutions In the UK alone we collectively throw away 227 thousand miles of paper during the festive season. With that in mind, I wanted to look into alternative solutions for Gift Wrapping.   So whats the problem with Christmas paper anyway? Most wrapping paper cannot be recycled. Often, the paper has been laminated with plastic, contains glitter, foil and other non paper materials. The paper also rarely has good quality fibres, (necessary for the recycling process) and is contaminated with sellotape which is not only non-recyclable  but can disrupt the recycling process.   1.  FUROSHIKI The Ancient Japanese art of cloth folding. The perfect wrap up where the wrapping is actually part of the gift! It can be used to wrap boxes, small objects and even bottles. It is a great, elegant way to avoid using plastic or paper bags and help to preserve natural resources.   https://youtu.be/ARdJKHQ5q7g If you fancy giving it a go source already existing fabrics by searching charity shops or the back of...
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