15 of the Best Blogs to Follow About Zero Waste

It is no secret that we live in a ‘throw away’ culture, why repair when you can simply buy new? The problem with this mindset is that we are starting to drown in our waste! Rather than accept this new way of living there are a group of people out there that are trying to tackle the problem head on. Continue reading “15 of the Best Blogs to Follow About Zero Waste”

My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

Zero Waste is not something that happens overnight, it’s a process. It takes time to do your research and find suitable alternatives. I’ve found it helps a lot to focus on one thing or area in your house at a time, otherwise, you can seriously overwhelm yourself which in turn makes you want to give up zero waste altogether. Continue reading “My Zero Waste Beauty Routine”

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life – Book Review

Zero waste is a concept that I have become increasingly interested in. After studying environmental and energy studies at university it became very clear that recycling is not the answer! The answer is to create less waste in the first place. If we have less waste to start with there is less waste to have to deal with. It’s quite simple when you stop to think about it.  Continue reading “Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life – Book Review”

10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves

My tea obsession is no secret and pretty well documented. One thing I’ve discovered during Zero Waste Week is I throw a lot of used green tea leaves into the compost. I know some people reuse tea bags and leaves to make more than one cup but I don’t see the point in that as all of the health benefits from the tea come out in the first boil. I wanted to look into other ways that you can reuse tea leaves.  Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves”

10 Uses for Leftover Hummus

I have been eyeing up the pot of hummus in our fridge with a sense of doom. This one pot could be my downfall in my Zero Food Waste Week challenge. Once opened it really needs to be consumed within 3 days however the shop bought pots are pretty big so unless you plan to only eat hummus for 3 days there’s a fair chance that you are going to have some leftover. Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Hummus”

Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One

It’s all go today in the Gypsy Soul household; the kiddies are back at school, I’m back to work (without distractions) and it’s also the first day of Zero Waste Week. As you may have seen on my last post this years theme is reducing food waste, something which I believe almost every household is guilty of. The average person throws away over £60 per month of food.  Continue reading “Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One”