• two apples in a single use plastic bag
    New Habits,  Reducing Waste

    Refusing Plastic in July

    Plastic Free July starts in just under a week. I’ve signed up to refusing plastic for the month. It is impossible for us to avoid ALL plastic as I discussed in a blog post around this time last year. However,…

  • How To Make Knitted Dish Scourer
    Reducing Waste,  Tutorial,  Upcycling

    How to: Knitted Dish Scourer

    Lately we’ve been using a knitted dish scourer I made myself. Most supermarket dish scourers are made from plastic so I will not buy those any more. Some compostable hemp or coconut fibre versions are available from specialty stores. We…

  • How To Make T-Shirt Yarn
    Tutorial,  Upcycling

    How to: T-Shirt Yarn

    Tshirt yarn is really easy to make and it means those old holey t-shirts that don’t belong in the charity bin can find a new life. Cut up t-shirts make great cleaning cloths but the cloth from t-shirts can also…