Recycling Bins

June 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Recycle Now

It’s great that more and more councils are embracing the need to recycle more of our waste.  Every council seems to have a different system, recycle different things and have a different range of collection bins.  More and more councils are moving towards using wheelie bins and inevitably they need to be stored outside the […]

Eco Water Bottles and Cups

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Family

We all know that buying bottled water and using one use plastic cups isn’t a great idea environmentally.  There are now some clever ideas out there that get round these issues in clever ways. I like these Ohyo bottles.  The advantage is of course that you can refill and refill them from the tap.  You […]

Feeding Garden Birds

February 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Allotments & Gardens, Home & Garden

At this time of year food supplies are starting to dwindle after the autumn abundance.  If it snows or it’s icy then it can be difficult for birds to access the food that is available.  Feeding garden birds is a good way to help them survive the winter and cut down on your food waste.  […]

Make your home eco with help from Nigel’s Eco Store!

May 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Green Living

After an article from the Independent inspired Nigel from Hove, Sussex, to move from eco publishing to eco selling in 2005, ‘Nigel’s Eco Store’ has gone from strength to strength in establishing a wide customer range and a long list of eco friendly products. Nigel’s Eco Store went from a home based online store in […]

Craft Kits for the Kids

December 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Family, Kids & Teens

The Christmas holiday is looming and the weather can be grim at this time of year.  It’s always worth having a stock of art activities to hand to take you through these dark days. This Dinosaur Puppet Kit would be a fun thing to make. The kit contains everything you need to make up the […]

In Hot Water

December 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Decor & Interiors, Home & Garden

A hot water bottle with a cover keeps you cosy and warm at night without a risk of burning.  I’m a fan of this stylish Hand knitted Hottie from Swings and Other Pretty Things. The cover is hand knitted from undyed, unbleached wool and the bottle itself is recyclable. I love the chunky, rustic look […]

Draught Excluders – Keeping out the Cold

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Decor & Interiors, Green Living, Home & Garden

The combination of having recently moved house to an older Edwardian property and the onset of chillier weather has made me want to wage war on draughts.  There’s a range of products available from the effective to the decorative. I love the look of these retro Snake Draught Excluders.  They’re made from vintage fabric and […]

Cutting Down on Packed Lunch Waste

September 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Food & Drink, Green Living

As you may know this year’s Zero Waste Week is concentrating on cutting waste away from home.  I’ve been looking at ways I can do more to cut waste created by me and my family.  Packed lunches seemed an obvious target.  Both my son and my husband have a packed lunch to take to school […]

Solar Security Lighting

When I had a security light installed on my first house about 15 years ago, I don’t remember there being a huge amount of choice around the type of lights available and I can’t recall solar powered security lighting being an option.  Things have moved on and now there are large numbers of solar powered […]

Solar Garden Lighting

Now that the evenings are getting a bit darker, you might be wanting a little more light to enjoy after dinner drink in the garden.  There are a huge variety of solar powered lights available and there’s something to suit every garden style.  If you’re having a evening barbeque, it’s lovely to have some additional […]

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