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Author Archives: Jen Bradley

This week’s Eco Chat is with Sarah from Buy Nowt LS6, a community project based in Leeds who have set up a library of things for people in the local community to borrow. With over 500 items and already over 100 members in the first 4 weeks, this project is going to be making a huge impact on the lives…

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zero waste pumpkin

Did you know that Britons alone waste approximately 13 MILLION pumpkins every Halloween? Before we dig in to how to make your pumpkin zero waste, let’s look at some pumpkin trivia: Pumpkins are actually a fruit Pumpkins grow on every continent except Antarctica The worlds heaviest (recorded) pumpkin weighed over 2600 lbs (1179 kg) grown in Germany Pumpkins take 90-120…

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This weeks Eco Chat is one not to be missed! I chat with John Cossham, aka Compost John, about his sustainable lifestyle, how to reduce your carbon footprint and a basic guide to composting. I learnt so much during my chat with John, I urge you to watch this and make use of all of his knowledge. Even if you…

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I was joined on Instagram by Cat from The Little Green Weigh in York and we discussed all things zero waste shopping. Cat gave us a quick guide on how refill shopping works in store and online, how you can make that first step to a new way of shopping, what the big stores are doing to help the movement…

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Shaving is, for many of us, quite an important part of our personal care routine. Some will shave more than others of course, but it is a common practise and something that can cause a whole world of skin problems if the right products aren’t used. Shaving rash, dry skin and ingrowing hairs are all issues that can arise from…

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Have you tried a natural deodorant alternative yet? If not, what are your reservations? Ask me some questions in the comments and maybe I can help. I personally switched to Earth Conscious deos almost 3 years ago and have never looked back. I now stock their deo tubes and the bare bars and can honestly say that I love them.…

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This month my supplier spotlight is with the lovely Alizee from Hoja Shampoo. I have recently started stocking Hoja Shampoo Bars so wanted to dig a bit deeper in to the driving force behind this New Forest based eco start up. Here is my interview with Alizee: “Tell me about yourself and your role at the company?” “I founded and…

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Have you used a sheet face mask before? Or may be you stopped using them for health or environmental reasons? This post delves in to all of the reasons to switch to eco-friendly sheet face masks which are free from chemicals and plastic. Let’s start with a very simple price comparison of eco-friendly sheet face masks vs non-eco alternatives: How…

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Personal care, or self care, is such an important thing for us to commit time to, in order to stay physically and mentally healthy. I for one know how easy it is to always put other people and other ‘jobs’ ahead of your own needs, but over time I am learning to put myself first every now and then. But,…

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When people start out on their eco-journey, or they’re ready for the next chapter, they always say ‘I don’t know where to start’. And my answer is always, with an audit. Choose a room or an area of your house and work it out! For example, you could look at your wardrobe, clear it out, donate, sell or repurpose anything…

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