Sometimes, being eco-friendly seems to cost more but it doesn’t always have to be that way. In honour of Plastic Free July, Arabella from Exeter Baby Activities shares 7 frugal ways your family can use less plastic and save money. Fabulous for your wallet and the planet!Read More »7 Frugal Ways to Use Less Plastic in your Family Home and Save Money
Are you just starting out on your sustainable lifestyle journey? Check out these blog posts to help you get started.
What exactly is a minimalist lifestyle?
For starters, it definitely isn’t a radical lifestyle. You don’t have to get rid of your car, your smartphone, your laptop, or things that you’re emotionally attached to. A minimalist lifestyle consists of getting rid of unnecessary stuff. This will allow you to live a more meaningful life. The best thing is that everyone can live a minimalist life, even families with children. Read More »7 Tips For Living A Minimalist Lifestyle
When I was younger I remember my Grandmother had a very impressive larder next to her kitchen. It was filled to the brim with all sorts of homemade goodies. It wasn’t like the larders you see today on Pinterest with matching jars and chalkboard labels. It was a mishmash of jars, containers, tins and anything else that she could reuse. Read More »7 Reusable Alternatives to Cling Film
Junk mail is not only annoying but it’s also a complete waste. It’s the bane of my life, I didn’t ask for it and I don’t want it in my house. Whenever we get any unsolicited mail it always goes straight into the bin. Tell me I’m not alone in this?
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.Read More »15 of the Best Blogs to Follow About Zero Waste
The thought of reducing your household waste can seem like a daunting task. The average UK household produces more than a tonne of waste every year. I mean where do you even start to reduce that amount?
Are you planning on starting the new year with a new approach to your surroundings? We all know that the start of the year is a popular time for people to take a look at their surroundings and plan to make changes, whether that be in their personal life, home life or work life. Read More »Unf*ck Your Habitat – You’re Better Than your Mess!
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. Read More »Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life – Book Review
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. Read More »Zero Waste Week 2016 – Day One
This year will be my 3rd year of joining in with Zero Waste Week, although we are certainly not a zero waste household yet I would love to get there one day. I know for a fact that you cannot go zero waste over night but you can make small changes every month to help you along your way.Read More »Zero Waste Week 2016 – I’m in are you?