With sustainability taking an ever-more present position in our thoughts, it's no surprise that more and more zero waste stores have been popping up in our local communities. We take a look at some of our local stores to highlight some of the possibilities available to us to live a more conscious lifestyle.Reduce Reuse RecycleBetter Recycling Tips
For some of you, there won't be anything you don't already know in our list, but for others these tips could help you improve your waste management and ultimately environmental footprint!Reduce Reuse RecycleTop Tips For Upcycling This Christmas
Christmas is notorious for it's excess, and after the year we've all had, we think everyone probably deserves a special holiday. But that's not to say there's not still things we can do to reduce the waste we're creating and have fun at the same time! Here are just a few ways you can re-use your Christmas waste this year...Reduce Reuse RecycleMake Your Own Cotton Pads
If you're anything like us, you're constantly racking your brains for new ways to reuse 'waste'. Don't worry, we're happy to share what we've come up with with our Goupie Groupies! This time, a super easy way to reuse cotton fabric waste...Reduce Reuse RecycleMake Your Own Veg Bags
We may not be experts at sowing, but even we can manage these! Make your own veg bags out of old t-shirts to use at the supermarket and cut down on single-use plastics. It's so easy, even WE can do it!Reduce Reuse RecycleGardening Jobs For In The House
We're all stuck inside at the moment, but that doesn't mean that we can't be getting some bits done for our allotment/gardens! Here's a couple of things that co-owner Grace has been doing to pass the time inside...Reduce Reuse RecycleMake Your Own Spider & Web
Have you been noticing more spider webs in the garden lately? That is because, during Autumn, spiders spend their time being out and about looking for a mate. So after marvelling at their glistening, symmetrical webs, we wanted to create our own! You can make this from things lying about the house and is a fantastic way to show children how fun recycling can be. Its dangly legs will make a brilliant Halloween decoration!Reduce Reuse RecycleTransform Waste Into Nature Connectedness
Has anybody else been watching BBC’s Hugh War on Plastics? Anyone desperate to curb their plastic usage? Emma Oldham has some tricks up her sleeve that she's been generous enough to share with us!Reduce Reuse RecycleHow To Home Compost!
Home Composting: An Easy Way to Fight Climate Change & Food Waste by Emma OldhamReduce Reuse RecycleTop 3 Recycling Schemes To Help Reduce Waste
We put a lot of faith in our recycle bins. We spend time rinsing out and collecting recyclables, but where does it actually end up? Sadly, only 9% of the world’s recyclable plastics actually end up being recycled. The remaining plastics end up either dumped into the ocean, illegally incinerated (which produces highly toxic fumes), or stuffed into poorly maintained landfills. There just isn’t enough resources or money to meet recycling demands while plastic consumption is at an unstoppable amount.
However…don’t stress too much. There are still some great companies working hard to help us recycle our waste. And the more we utilise them, the stronger demand we create for recycling initiatives. Emma Oldham's explored a few...Reduce Reuse RecycleTop 3 Ways To Reduce Plastics On-The-Go
Emma Oldham gives us her top three ways to reduce your use of plastics on the go.Reduce Reuse RecycleTop 3 Easter Card Crafts
For some reason, Easter holidays have always been filled with arts and crafts. Whether it be Easter Bonnets, egg baskets or Easter decorations kids this time of year are glued to the pritt stick. Here's our top three Easter crafts, all of which are possible to make with our Easter Egg boxes!