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Food shopping just got much, much better

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Supermarket shopping is ok, often tiring and sometimes horrible. The endless isles seem to invite a zombie invasion. The long queues a ploy to sell us stuff we don't need. The staff unhappy robots with robot jobs and robot wages. [...]

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Turning plastic into gold, sort of

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Most of us adore gadgets. But our relationship has produced a monstrous love child. Electronic waste from discarded machines has quickly become a huge problem, the fastest growing type of rubbish we are facing. Thankfully, the EU has recognised the [...]

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  • Yellow plastic bits

Turning plastic into gold, sort of

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Most of us adore gadgets. But our relationship has produced a monstrous love child. Electronic waste from discarded machines has quickly become a huge problem, the fastest growing type of rubbish we are facing. Thankfully, [...]

DIY will make you happy, if the A-Team and local government are on your side

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Remember the A-Team? The 1980s kids show had a familiar formula: innocent villagers fall prey to bad guys, A-Team show up all confident, get into trouble, retreat to a garage, make a tank, overcome bad [...]

Soaps just got cleaner!

July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

New rules mean that ecolabel detergents for dishes, laundry and general cleaning will get rid of nasty microplastic and a bunch of problem chemicals. Detergents will no longer be able to use chemicals such as [...]

  • Food assembly illustration

Food shopping just got much, much better

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Supermarket shopping is ok, often tiring and sometimes horrible. The endless isles seem to invite a zombie invasion. The long queues a ploy to sell us stuff we don't need. The staff unhappy robots with [...]

Tide starting to turn on plastic pollution

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The UN has drawn a line in the sand on plastic pollution. Declaring the problem a "planetary crisis" the UN Environment Assembly yesterday called for a complete end to dumping of plastic at sea. These [...]

Who does the best repair video tutorials?

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Videos tutorials... how did we fix stuff before them? Some of the best come from iFixit, a private company with a very public mission to get us to zero waste. Here are some of its [...]

The best in upcycling

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Into fabulous reinvention? Look no further than our new Pinterest board We Love Upcycling, a celebration of the most colourful and creative objects from the world of upcycling. We'll be keeping this board updated with inspirational stuff people [...]

  • Yellow plastic bits

Turning plastic into gold, sort of

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Most of us adore gadgets. But our relationship has produced a monstrous love child. Electronic waste from discarded machines has quickly become a huge problem, the fastest growing type of rubbish we are facing. Thankfully, [...]

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