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Category Archives: Christmas and Shopping

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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Homemade Chocolate

We had a go at making our own chocolate from scratch a couple of weeks ago and it was really delicious! I bulk bought some of the ingredients online (cocoa butter and cocoa powder) and the other bits I already had in the house. ⁠ It really was quite simple to do, I found a basic recipe online and followed…

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An Eco Christmas Guide Part 4

So far we have covered gift buying/giving, wrapping and cards and decorations. This time we are looking at food over the festive period and how to make more eco-conscious decisions. Christmas is seen as a time to over indulge, treat ourselves and have a few extra goodies. And why not!? It is great to be able to relax habits and…

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The last in the series of gift ideas, this one is about bigger presents for family and friends. I’ve tried to cover different age groups and price brackets so hopefully you can find something useful. Let’s start with the youngest! If you are looking for low waste (or no waste), practical but fun ideas for babies and toddlers then why…

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secret santa

It is years since I was involved in a Secret Santa (maternity leave and working from home!), but I remember how hard I used to find buying something for a colleague and used to end up getting all sorts of tat – which I knew would be thrown away. So, I thought I would help a bit and put together…

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Christmas Wrapping

Thank you to my guest blogger, OVO Energy for this great, post Black Friday blog. Black Friday – now one of the busiest shopping days in the UK – is responsible for generating huge carbon emissions, thanks to billions of emails sent and thousands of deliveries being made up and down the country, causing a negative impact on the environment. Online…

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Eco Stocking Fillers

I’ve put together a few lists which I thought may help those who are looking for some awesome ideas whilst Christmas shopping. I’m a huge advocate of buying subscriptions or experiences but we all like a little something to open to so here are Eco Living Ideas ‘Top 5’. First up is Kids Stocking Filler Ideas: PlayIn Choc Toy Box…

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Eco Christmas Guide Blog

This week the focus is on Gift Wrapping and Cards. When we think of Christmas, visions of Christmas Trees with beautifully wrapped gifts, tables full of food and households full of happy family gathered, all come to mind. Cards hung from string, bows and taffeta, glitter and sparkles are all part of what we now know as Christmas. I am…

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Green Friday really is a thing! In a bid to undo some of the craziness of Black Friday (or “let’s shop like plonkers every day for a month”, as it now seems to be), small businesses, charities and other organisations are clubbing together to make people more aware of the impact of Black Friday and how to make a difference.…

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an eco Christmas blog

How to minimise waste at Christmas I love Christmas. We make our Christmas cake in September and I lovingly ‘feed’ it every two weeks. I start making homemade gifts in July or August each year so I can give family and friends something special. The Christmas music goes on from December 1st and is on repeat! Any one else the…

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