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Make your own vegetable bags

Monday, 25 March 2013

You've ditched the plastic shopping bags - now complete the plastic-free grocery shop with this set of reusable vegetable bags.

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How to shop green

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Here’s our green guide to what to look out for when you shop in supermarkets, following on from our look inside our supermarket chains and whether they’re making any green efforts in the June/July '12 issue of G magazine.

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To buy or not to buy

Friday, 11 March 2011

A question for every environmentally conscious shopper: can buying green save the planet?

Another way to reduce food packaging waste

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I'm still working on reducing my food packaging after our 'nude food' challenge. I've got a new way to avoid plastic bags. Have you got any more suggestions?

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Five tips for getting the most out of your local op-shop

Friday, 14 January 2011

I love to spend a day browsing the op-shops near me. There’s so much variety, I’m always surprised by what I find. But there’s a bit of a knack to finding what you want in among the racks of things that aren’t your style at all.

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Where can I get new eco-friendly clothes?

Friday, 7 January 2011

If you've never looked into buying eco-friendly clothes before, you might be surprised at how much is available when you start looking. Here's where to start your search...

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Why I feel lucky to be buying nothing new

Sunday, 3 October 2010

It's easy to feel smug when looking at the consumerist masses. But this challenge has also made me feel lucky and grateful for the opportunity to Buy Nothing New this month.

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Don't we have something more fun to do than go shopping?

Sunday, 26 September 2010

In 21st century society, we’re all used to shopping: if we’re not self-sufficient for all our needs, we’re going to have to exchange money for goods and services at some point. But let’s keep it in perspective - shopping is something we have to do, yet there are way more fun things to do with our spare time than trekking around a shopping centre.

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It's not just what you consume, but how you do it...

Friday, 17 September 2010

Product-sharing services like libraries and taxis have been around for ages - but new technology and greener attitudes are turning them into modern and convenient options.

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Five ways to resist impulse shopping

Friday, 17 September 2010

We get so much encouragement to spend, spend, spend. But is it really necessary? I'm learning how to stop the impulse shopping and make better decisions.

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