Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

I love reading books about how people have changed their habits to live a more zero waste lifestyle. They are often inspiring and thought provoking. And its fascinating to read books by authors with different viewpoints about how to live a lower waste life. This 

What do charity shops really want you to donate?

What do charity shops really want you to donate?

And what items are not so suitable to donate? I love shopping at charity shops (we call them Op Shops in New Zealand, but I’ll use ‘charity shops’ in this article). Shopping at charity shops ticks so many boxes for me, including: Second hand items 

Book Review: A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days by Anita Vandyke

Book Review: A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days by Anita Vandyke

The list of books on Zero Waste is growing and growing… There are more and more books on Zero Waste being published all the time. The term ‘Zero Waste’ has become a trend the media loves to report on, sometimes in a dismissive or patronizing 

Recipe: Easy Homemade Hummus

Recipe: Easy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is so versatile and delicious Hummus is a fantastic dip or spread, with a basic recipe of chickpeas, tahini (a sesame seed paste), lemon juice and garlic. Many other ingredients can be added for flavour and colour, including roasted beetroot, spinach or pumpkin. It 

Be my ‘Eco’ Valentine – 8 ideas for green gifts for Valentine’s Day

Be my ‘Eco’ Valentine – 8 ideas for green gifts for Valentine’s Day

How to have an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a fantastic time to show your loved ones how you feel about them. But you don’t need to spend lots of money or generate more waste, to express your love! In fact, you don’t really 

4 ideas for a more Eco Friendly wardrobe

4 ideas for a more Eco Friendly wardrobe

Love clothes and fashion, and still want an Eco Friendly wardrobe? Do you love clothes too? Maybe you love the excitement of buying new clothes. You may even have clothes in your wardrobe with the tags still on, and haven’t actually worn them yet. I 

How to have a reduced waste Christmas this year

How to have a reduced waste Christmas this year

I’m dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas! Or at least a ‘reduced waste’ Christmas. I know it probably won’t be completely waste free. However, my family aim to create less waste than we generated last year, or the year before that. I am going for 

Recipe: Tasty Mexican Seasoning spice mix

Recipe: Tasty Mexican Seasoning spice mix

Shop-bought meal seasoning packets were cluttering my bin Some years ago, I fell into the habit of buying pre-made meal seasonings, particularly Mexican seasoning such as taco, burrito, or fajita mix. It seemed like a convenient way to buy spices and seasoning, particularly when I 

Book Review: Save, Make, Do by Lyn Webster

Book Review: Save, Make, Do by Lyn Webster

Borrow a book about saving money! I love borrowing library books about living a more eco friendly and sustainable lifestyle. And I love them even more if they also have tips about ways to save money! Last month, I borrowed the book ‘Save, Make, Do’ 

Is your home drowning in a sea of soft toys?

Is your home drowning in a sea of soft toys?

Are soft toys really that much of an environmental problem? Compared to the big issues of climate change, pollution, and extinction of whole animal populations, the subject of too many soft toys seems too low level to worry about. Why am I even thinking and