zero waste

Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup

February 20, 2018

Newsflash! It’s not all doom and gloom Dear Planet,  How’s your week been? I’m a bit disturbed. Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says the Earth will be a ball of fire in 100 years and we won’t be able to live on it any more. Is that true?  Is it really that bad? Is it all […]

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Hearing about Share Fairs I want to throw off my money clothes and run naked into a glorious new world. Here’s why

February 11, 2018

What’s happened in the past week? I went to the Horsham Repair Cafe, and became a sharing newbie. This got me thinking about money, its place in my life and what life would look like without it. Well, a life with less really (not that it makes any difference to the taxman). No more of […]

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10 billion recycled water bottles and a heap of trash

February 6, 2018

In search of zero waste … sports gear Last week I looked at fashion, in particular my business shirts, and what was available in zero waste. This week I pick five zero-waste sportswear candidates. I was shocked to discover how plastic-based fibres like polyester find their way into our oceans just by washing them. So […]

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Five ways to make your wardrobe zero waste

January 29, 2018

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

January 26, 2018

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

January 21, 2018

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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Zero-Wasting my life #4 – I make my own lemon drink

August 21, 2017

Plastic-free organic lemon squash – the secret My issue today is what to do about the plastic bottle our squash comes in. When the kids were young we used to make our own lemon squash from our lemon tree. Sadly we no longer live in NZ and we don’t have a lemon tree. Sue says I […]

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I’m zero-wasting my life! Kicking the plastic bottle habit

July 23, 2017

How sustainable is my life? #1 This is where I start looking at my own life and making those small but vital changes towards sustainability. Let’s see what effect a few small changes can make. I’m going to start with plastic waste. The large plastic bottle in the image, left, is what my herbal bath […]

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