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    How to have a zero waste halloween

    A survey released this month by Hubbub and Fairyland Trust has found that in the UK, halloween costumes alone generate over two thousand tonnes of plastic waste - the weight of 83 million plastic bottles. The cause for this plastic waste, is plastic based fabrics, such as polyester, which made up 83% of costumes.¬†Other research shows that over 30 million…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: P – Personal Care Items

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. Despite usually being the smallest room in the house, the bathroom seems to create a disproportionate amount of rubbish, potentially only second to the kitchen. There are so many products we use in the…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: O – Offsetting

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. Many of us will have heard of "carbon offsetting" but might be unsure what it is. Even if you understand the principle, what does it mean in reality? Then there's the question of whether…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: N – Natural materials

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. This week we are going to be talking about whether we should choose natural materials in the products we buy. A lot of people come across the zero waste movement when trying to reduce…

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    Is dry cleaning environmentally friendly?

    This article is based off a gifted product I received from Clothes Doctor and enjoyed using. I was not asked to write this article and my views are my own. As we try to reduce our waste, we often become more aware of taking better care of our belongings to help them last longer, reducing the amount of new items…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: M – Make do and mend

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. When trying to live a zero waste life we start to become more aware of the things we are bringing into our lives, and start to prioritise items that are made ethically and sustainably…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: L – Local Living

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. Today we are going to be looking at why living a local life can help you live a zero waste life. We often see "shop local" campaigns, often around the holidays, but what does…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: K – Kids

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. Today we are going to be talking about how to live a zero waste life when you have children. I don't have any children so I'm happily going to hand you over to my…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: J – Join in

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. This week we are going to focus on why it is so important when living a zero waste life to join in with what others are doing. You may find this topic a strange…

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    A to Z of Zero Waste: I – Investing and divesting

    Welcome to our series of posts on the A-Z of zero waste! An overview of everything that has been shared so far can be found here. We are often told to "vote with our money" and that where we choose to spend our money matters, whether that's on supporting local businesses, ethically made products or zero waste items. But it…