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10 Simple Switch Ups on your Journey to Zero Waste

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10 Simple Switch Ups on your Journey to Zero Waste

Last week I talked about making Straight Swaps to more eco versions of your regular products, that require no change to our routine or our convenience (6 Straight Swaps on your Journey to Zero Waste). This week I want to talk about making 10 Simple Switch Ups on your Journey to Zero Waste. As you may remember, I have identified three 'levels' of change on a zero waste journey: Straight Swap - A change that really requires no change to our routine or our convenience. It is just a straight swap to a more eco friendly, zero waste version of an everyday...

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6 Straight Swaps on your Journey to Zero Waste

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6 Straight Swaps on your Journey to Zero Waste

No sustainable change can be made instantly and wholly. It is a process that takes time and effort. This is something we need to remember on our own journeys to zero waste. We need to take one change at a time and make it a habit. Then we move on to the next. As I wrote in my blog, The Easiest Way You Can Start Your Eco Journey To Zero Waste, don't be Sisyphus. Don't choose a whole (zero waste) boulder. Pick up one 'pebble' and slowly, but surely walk up that hill to the top and put that pebble...

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18 Easy Eco Swaps You Can Make Today (part two)

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18 Easy Eco Swaps You Can Make Today (part two)

Hey Hello! Last week we started this list of Easy Eco Swaps, but it had grown so long, I decided to split it into two. If you want to see part one, please click here to see the first part of the list. But now, without further ado, here's part two!   10. Hanging Clothes (indoors or outdoors) to Dry I'm a big fan of hanging clothes out on the line to dry. I tend to err on the side of hanging clothes out, even if I the sky's looking a bit grey. I do get caught out at times!...

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7 Top Ideas & Gifts For a More Eco Christmas

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7 Top Ideas & Gifts For a More Eco Christmas

Finished your Christmas shopping, and just looking for stocking fillers? Mid-way through and searching for inspiration? Not yet started? It doesn't matter where you are in terms of Christmas preparation. We have got seven top ideas & gifts for a more Eco Christmas this year, which will make a positive impact - both on the recipient, and on our planet.  ✨ One ✨ These beautiful decorative reusable Strawsome glass straws (with a life-time guarantee) makes= the perfect Christmas gift for the eco-conscious recipient.  And why not create a lovely bundle of a straw, a recycled plastic carrying case and a cleaning brush?...

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How to Clean Your Loo Without Harsh Chemicals

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How to Clean Your Loo Without Harsh Chemicals

I have to say, I am giving you some corkers on this blog! Poo explosions, vomit and now dirty toilets...!! You get all the good stuff don't you? Seriously though, on my Eco journey, cleaning products have been a tricky path to navigate. I've always tried to take the most environmentally friendly route. Ever since they were introduced, I've bought either Ecover, Method and other eco-friendly low/non-toxic products, preferring to know that I've had as little impact on the health of the planet as possible whilst cleaning the house. A couple of months ago, my cleaner pointed out that with our hard...

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