The Rise of Zero Waste

I think we’d all agree that we’re interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle, and trying to do our part. However, sometimes with our busy schedules and fast-paced society, it’s easy to slip into bad routines when making the sustainable option feels too hard or expensive. We’re probably all guilty of this, which is why…

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Better Recycling Tips

Rinse out your containers Just putting your recycling in the right bin doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re preventing your waste from going to landfill. Contaminated containers will be diverted away from their destined recycling centre and straight back into general waste. This is because plastic, tin and card need to be as pure as possible…

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Top Tips For Upcycling This Christmas

Christmas Tags Instead of buying Christmas tags this year, why not make your own? You can use old Christmas cards, Goupie boxes or card packaging from festive food and wrapping. All you need is some scissors and some old ribbon/string – it’s really as simple as that! Find instructions on how to make your own…

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Make Your Own Cotton Pads

When it comes to reusing old waste, nothing is better than being able to come up with a solution that also eliminates the need to purchase a product that you use on a daily basis. Enter the reusable cotton pad! They couldn’t be easier to make, and work perfectly when taking your make-up off or…

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Make Your Own Veg Bags

We’ve all got old clothes that we really should be getting rid of. Whether they’ve got holes, a grim looking stain, they don’t fit any more, or you simply can’t remember why you ever bought it in the first place! We’ve got a super-easy way to reuse those old clothes, and make something useful for…

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Gardening Jobs For In The House

Having been in isolation since the 9th March, I feel like I’ve had a little bit of a head-start on passing the time indoors. As March is a good time to start off inside seedlings, I thought that a good way to pass the time, using whatever materials I had to hand. As Goupie is…

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Make Your Own Spider & Web

What you need: ● Large Goupie Box ● Ribbon/ String/ Twine ● Scissors ● Glue ● Black felt tip / market pen What to do: The Web Step 1: Open out your Goupie box flat. Cut out the biggest trapezoid (see image). Step 2: Cut down a line from one of the trapezoid’s corners, stopping…

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Transform Waste Into Nature Connectedness

I suffer from a terrible amount of guilt whenever anything enters my bins (both landfill and recyclable). I never know where it’s going to end up or the impact of our waste. The best piece of advice I can offer as a parent of 4 is to not eradicate your waste, but to eradicate your…

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How To Home Compost!

I hate food waste. It drives me mad. When scraps enter my bin, I instantly feel guilty about those less fortunate than us who don’t have affordable access to food. Food waste is also a massive contribution to climate change. Producing, moving, storing and cooking food uses energy, fuel and water. Each of which, produces…

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Transform Waste Into Nature Connectedness

I suffer from a terrible amount of guilt whenever anything enters my bins (both landfill and recyclable). I never know where it’s going to end up or the impact of our waste. The best piece of advice I can offer as a parent of 4 is to not eradicate your waste, but to eradicate your…

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