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How Can I Become More Sustainable?

Sustainability is becoming more and more important in our world today. Conveniently at the same time, the number of sustainable options available to us in any part of our lives are also on the increase.   What sustainable items are we speaking about? Think wooden disposable cutlery in place of plastic. Reusable metal straws replacing plastic single use straws. Sustainable or recycled paper-based packaging. Every little bit makes a difference. So apart from these few steps that we have mentioned above, you often find yourself asking ‘how can I become more sustainable in my everyday life?’   We have the top tips… Start a home garden Growing your own produce can be a fun and fulfilling way of building your...

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Can I Take in My Reusables During COVID?

We were just making some progress on our reusable journey. This was progress in getting people to give up their single use cups for their morning coffee and use a refillable. To take their reusable cutlery to eat lunches. To use their own drink bottle, rather than buying bottled water every time. To buy and use a metal straw, rather than a plastic (or even paper) one. We were moving towards our sustainability goals and reducing waste. Businesses were incentivising reusables, customers were starting to enjoy them. It was all starting to go so well…   The Great COVID-19 Reusable Disruption And then the COVID-19 virus hit us. We had just learned to live in our strange, new and changing...

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What do I do with plastic bread tags?

A lot of you have probably already seen this image doing the rounds on socials.In case you haven’t, TipTop recently changed the toggles that help keep the plastic bread bags tied up from plastic to cardboard.Whilst we applaud the thought behind this, there’s a couple of things we’d like to highlight with this change.Firstly, there is still single use plastic bread bags being used to house the bread itself.While the soft plastic bread bag CAN be recycled through a program like REDcycle, they’re often not and end up in landfill or our waterways.We need to shift our focus away from the thinking up ways to recycle plastic once we’re finished with it to reducing our initial consumption to begin with. There's only...

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What plastics are recycled at home?

It's a common thought for people at home. This item is plastic, can it be recycled? So, to help people do the right thing at home, we've summarised the do's and don'ts of at home recycling, with a printout for you to pop somewhere near your bin to help the whole family get on board! Believe it or not, that little number inside the triangle on your plastic waste means something! It equates to the type of plastic that has been used to create that item and whether or not it can be recycled at home or industrially, trashed or possibly enter an alternative recycling program such as REDcycle. To keep it simple and brief for you: #1 = CAN be recycled...

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What are some alternatives to plastic grocery bags?

It’s generally accepted now that single use plastic grocery bags are not the best invention when it comes to environmental sustainability. They are not the way to ensure a clean, green and healthy future for our children.   But, when we still live very busy lives and are incredibly time poor, convenience is a must in our daily lives and single use bags at the supermarket just made things so easy. No worries about forgetting the reusable bags in the car (or at home). No reducing the amount of shopping you do to fit the bags you have with you. No buying additional bags that you need at the moment, but don’t need later, you have enough at home.  ...

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