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Month: October 2019

Reducing life admin and paper waste #winning

Reducing life admin and paper waste #winning

We seem to get a lot of post. Some days, we don’t receive anything, other days there might just be a bank statement (because I’ve not logged in to check that my £103 is still there and the regulator needs my bank to make sure I’m fully informed even though I’ve opted in to paper statements several times before, blah, blah blah <insert eyeroll emoji here>), but other times there’s a wad of… rubbish. So I open the envelopes (in…

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Food waste faux pas and the next switch

Food waste faux pas and the next switch

As I poured three quarters of a tin of beans into the food waste caddy for the second time in under 6 months, there was a knot in my chest. Or was it in my throat? Or maybe it was both. I couldn’t pin point the emotion at first. It wasn’t anger. It was worse than that. Then I realised, it was a knot of disappointment and shame. I debated whether to type those words. I’m genuinely embarrassed to have…

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Plastic free tea bags, eating less beef and batch pressure cooking!

Plastic free tea bags, eating less beef and batch pressure cooking!

As you might have sensed from my previous two posts, I’m really getting into my challenge to make 12 eco-switches by the end of 2019. It can be easy to get too wrapped up in details, possibilities, consequences, etc, etc. It can be easy to make things more complicated than they need to be. This week, I’ve kept it pretty simple. Tea bags- a simple switch I’ve decided to switch to plastic free teabags. It might be news to you…

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Another eco-switch and a little positivity

Another eco-switch and a little positivity

Like many people, I struggle with the project management and implementation of… well basically life. That’s a posh way of saying that thinking about everything that needs to be done and actually doing it is weighing down on me like a giant snow drift. Most of the time I’m trying to burrow myself out whilst fresh snow continues to fall, but sometimes I just take a nap. In spite of limited capacity to think of and/ or do extra stuff,…

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