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How to reduce your plastic footprint whilst in hospital

Recently, we had the immense privilege of an overnight stay in hospital with Youngest. We took Youngest in to hospital with breathing difficulties, always a scary time with a tiny (20 months old). I was

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Superb soapnuts to wash your washing with

As part of our foray into living a more sustainable life, I decided to take the plunge and give Soapnuts a whirl. Since this particular plunge only cost £14.99 for a bag that potentially will last us

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Homemade Oatcakes

We’re on a quest to replace some of our favourite processed, plastic-packaging food with homemade. Two of the items I’ve found difficult to replace are oatcakes (well, we live in Scotland!)

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Beautiful bulk bins and bulk buying food – in Scotland?

Recently, we’ve been doing a bit of research. I’ve wanted to find somewhere in Scotland that sells loose produce in bins. The idea behind this is that you take your own container, fill it up,

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Going green doesn’t have to cost the earth

Looking at some of my posts, it might be easy to think that going green means buying loads of new stuff. The truth is, you really don’t have to. In fact, more often than not, going green is about

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On being a considerate clothes consumer

I’ll say it straight: I am not really into clothes! But they’re a necessity, and an area where being more eco-friendly and ethical can have a big impact. The fashion industry is known as one

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De-plasticing our kitchen (if that’s a thing!)

Two weeks ago, I set a challenge. Oldest, Youngest and I decided to bag up all the plastic that was in our kitchen, store it in the cupboard, and see how we got on without it! (NB if you haven’t

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Takeaways and Eating Out with children

Eating out and going green? How does that work? Going green with food for us is about limiting food miles and packaging (green planet), eating healthily (green body) and eating ethically eg fair trade

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What is a safe drinks bottle? Klean Kanteen and its benefits

Klean Kanteen was a brand I came across after seeing a disgusting image on the interweb. The worrying image and what it has to do with choosing drinks bottles for our children (and ourselves) Someone

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The many, many uses of Bicarbonate of Soda!

Ways to ‘go green’ around the home.. One way of going green is to reduce our plastic consumption and find biodegradable alternatives. Another way is to reduce our usage of chemicals, especially

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