Recycling is one of the best ways we have to reduce the amount of waste we create. Until we all make a move away from over consumption recycling and reusing is one of the ways we can minimise our impact on the planet. From how to properly recycle to what you can upcycle and repurpose. This is the place to learn how to make what you have go a lot further. Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Refuse and Recycle!
How many old phones are in the drawers in your bedroom right now? Any old gadgets in the kitchen that you bought, most likely in the January sale, that are now collecting dust? No shame in any of this, we’re just as guilty. It’s unbelievably easy to accumulate electronics and technology from mobile phones to old kettles, our homes are full of electronics going to waste. The first thing to say is, don’t bin electronics! Everything with a plug, battery or cable must be recycled separately from your general rubbish, most councils make this clear on their website. To help declutter the wires from your home in the most eco-friendly way possible,…
Feel like you're ready to start going zero waste? We've found that these swaps are simple to make and are a great first step to being more eco.
What do you do with your old clothes or clothes you don’t really like anymore? Let them take up space in your wardrobe? Throw them away? According to the charity WRAP the value of unused clothing in wardrobes has been estimated at around £30 billion. It is also estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes into landfill each year. Considering the amount of damage the clothing industry does to our environment, this cycle of buying excessively and throwing away is not sustainable. In order to prevent clothes going to landfill we have some things you can do to give your clothes a new lease of life. Upcycle This is quite literally the…
We were taught these three words in primary school. The way to reduce our impact on the environment is to reuse what we have and recycle. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Unfortunately, despite the good intentions of this phrase, it’s simply not enough. It’s time to add Refuse to this saying. Even though we can recycle a large portion of what we use, the problem is that companies are still producing plastic and single-use products, they will only switch to sustainable alternatives when the demand for single-use has gone. The best way to get this message across is to refuse their products. It’s a simple switch but it will make a difference. Refuse paper…