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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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#tbt One from the Archive: 3 Simple Steps to a Greener Bottom

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#tbt One from the Archive: 3 Simple Steps to a Greener Bottom

(First published on The Contented Calf website on 23rd January 2013.) Ever since I can remember, I’ve been aware of the environment, all things ‘Green’ and wanting to do my bit. One of my favourite childhood activities was taking the boxes of glass bottles to the bottle bank with my mum, throwing them in and hearing them smash – brilliant! When I was at school I was a fully fledged member of ‘Earth Action’. Our activity was painting cardboard boxes green and distributing them throughout the school to collect waste paper. And now I’m a mum, I’m also keen to...

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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! But...

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NEW PRODUCT!! Contented Earth Beeswax Wraps (A great alternative to cling-film and tin-foil.)

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NEW PRODUCT!! Contented Earth Beeswax Wraps  (A great alternative to cling-film and tin-foil.)

I am BEYOND EXCITED to announce the addition of a new product to the Contented Earth Eco & Zero Waste range: Contented Earth Beeswax Wraps!!    I first started using beeswax wraps about a couple of years or so ago, when we were living in the US. As I was starting to think more and learn more about our diet, its connection to the environment and the impact of how we buy and store food, both on our own health and the health of the planet, I began to think about cling-film. It started to feel like wrapping our left-overs in plastic...

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Your Chance to Win our Eco & Zero Waste Giveaway Competition

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Your Chance to Win our Eco & Zero Waste Giveaway Competition

It's COMPETITION TIME!

To help you start your 2019 as you mean to go on, and to continue the momentum caused by the Blue Planet effect, this week, I am giving away an Eco & Zero Waste bundle of products from Hydrophil, Lamazuna and Green Bottle (worth £88!)

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