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Five ways to make your wardrobe zero waste

In search of zero waste There usually isn’t an aisle in the store marked “zero waste business shirts”. Every time I go clothes shopping I find myself facing lots of choices – all the wrong ones. I only buy new clothes when I feel my wardrobe is genuinely short, like I don’t have enough business shirts […]

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Nine eco-friendly things you can do with your broken laptop

You might not realise it, but the whole world is transitioning to a zero-waste economy, when items like laptop computers will be made from responsibly managed parts and waste will be more or less eliminated. We’re not as far from that as people think. In future we probably won’t even own the laptops, just pay […]

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The two most zero-waste smartphones you can buy

In Search Of Zero Waste My mission: To find the zero waste economy This week: Smartphones There are two sorts of greenie: those who join co-operatives, buy all their produce at fair-trade markets and everything they own is bought second-hand, endlessly repaired or traded … … and there’s people like me, who do some of that […]

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Sustainable fibres wiki

Some of these suggestions that have come in from the Green Living Alternatives Facebook group –  (you need to be logged into FB to see this group). Plus a few of my own, like from this article.

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Horsham Repair Cafe – Pam comes to the rescue

My green bag zip is fixed! I finally paid a visit to the Horsham Repair Cafe . I nice lady called Pam, who makes all her own clothes (more or less) repaired the zip on my gym bag in approximately ten minutes. Until then I’d been dragging the bag around, hoping my gym kit and togs […]