I was recently filmed for the news on our National TV station RTE. The segment was about the use of brown bins (compost bins) in Ireland, which apparently is on the decline. The piece equated food waste with brown bin usage but i made the point (which was edited out) that if someone is doing […]
I’ve been trying to move towards Zero Waste for about a year now and I’ve learned a lot on my journey. Even though it’s taken quite a lot of research to find alternative products in no / compostable / recyclable packaging the changes haven’t been as hard as i thought. This is partly down to […]
For the life of me i cannot find palm-oil free crackers in compostable / recyclable packaging so I’ve had to learn to make our own and would you believe it’s dead easy, and quick!
Becoming a Zero Waster can seem like a daunting task but breaking it down into steps and just tackling a few a week can get you where you want to be relatively painlessly. Here is a short list of steps inspired by my journey towards Zero Waste. Every Zero Waster’s list will be different so […]
Moving towards a Zero Waste Lifestyle has been a real eye-opener for me. I mistakenly thought that recycling was the answer to our global waste problem but having researched this area I’ve learned that this is very far from the truth. Recycling Leads to MORE Waste! The report ‘The Effect of Recycling versus Trashing on […]
I’m not a huge make-up person but I do wear it from time to time and when I need to replace an item i want to source most ethical version I can afford. Having done some research i’ve realised that there are quite a few companies offering organic or natural or vegan makeup up but […]
We make homemade pizza once a week in our house. We do this for two reasons, to avoid the chemicals in shop-bought pizza and to limit the amount of non-compostable / non-recyclable waste that we generate. We’ve managed to crack the pizza base, but for a long time struggled with the mozzarella. Then I stumbled […]
I try to repurpose clothes for the kids Hallowe’en costumes, or swap with other parents or buy second-hand but some years these avenues come up short and this is one of these years. It’s a real struggle to find ideas for spooky low-waste Hallowe’en costumes but I did come across this stylish paper skeleton by […]
In an effort to cut down on packaging and avoid palm oil and chemicals in our food I’ve been trying to find quick, easy recipes for everyday foods, such as these flour tortillas, which our family love.
I’ve recently joined the Facebook group Zero Waste Ireland and it’s really opened my eyes to the extent of waste we send to landfill in this country. So i audited all of our purchases in an effort to reduce the amount of waste we use, particularly if it’s not compostable, biodegradable or recyclable and I’ve […]