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Why I switched to a more eco-friendly web host

Why I switched to a more eco-friendly web host

Do you have a website or blog? If you do, there are eco friendly web host providers out there to choose from. Please Note: This post contains links to GreenGeeks web host, which is who I use – I am in their Affliate Program, and 

What can I recycle easily in the Waikato District area?

What can I recycle easily in the Waikato District area?

If you live in or visit the Waikato District area in New Zealand, this is what you can recycle at the kerbside. And here are some useful options for recycling items that are not part of the usual council collections. Reduce, reuse, recycle Along with 

How to declutter without being wasteful

How to declutter without being wasteful

Have you thought about decluttering your home and life? But you don’t want to throw things away and add more rubbish to landfill? Here are some ways to declutter in a lower waste way. The popularity of the ‘declutter’ Over the last few years, programmes 

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

I have often asked myself ‘Why do I keep buying things I don’t need?’ At different times in my life, I have have felt compelled to buy things I don’t really need. This is particularly the case for things I already have a lot of, 

Dealing with unwanted gifts in an eco friendly way

Dealing with unwanted gifts in an eco friendly way

Unwanted gifts – ways to deal with them Is it ok to get rid of unwanted gifts? And what’s the most eco friendly way to pass on these unwanted items? It’s lovely to receive gifts from people. It is a kind and thoughtful gesture to 

How to have a fabulous and eco friendly Christmas

How to have a fabulous and eco friendly Christmas

Have a wonderful and eco friendly Christmas! It’s been a challenging year in 2021, and we are all looking forward to some well deserved holiday time over Christmas and summer. As well as having a fabulous time with family and friends, we can also do 

Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Why second hand shopping is good for the environment

Save money, find cool treasures, and reduce waste – so much to love about second hand shopping. Resisting the urge to buy so many new ‘things’ Every little thing that we use and that we throw away in our lives has a footprint on the 

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Hidden plastics – 8 items containing plastic that might surprise you

Plastic is part of our everyday life. It’s only been since the 1960s that plastic has been in wide use, yet now it’s hard to avoid. There are hidden plastics in many surprising household items. As a material, plastic makes many things in modern life 

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives?

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives?

Try these 5 reusable alternatives to cling film Cling film alternatives Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens. It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling film usually ends up in the rubbish bin, so it 

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden in New Zealand in Spring

Useful flowers and veges to grow in the garden in New Zealand in Spring

Get out in the garden this spring, and grow some useful flowers and veges. It’s satisfying, saves money, and reduces packaging if you can grow even a few flowers and vegetables at home. In spring, the soil in the garden starts to warm up, and