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The Dirt on Disposable Sponges

The over-arching problem with disposable products made from oil-based materials like plastic and polyfoam is that we don't use them long enough to warrant the resources used, environmental damage caused and the time it takes to decompose. How long should you use something made from non-renewable resources like petroleum, that is not recyclable and takes 58 years to decompose? 

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Festive Zero Waste Snacks Inspiration

  As easy as opening a bag of chips, was the brief.  Readily available from your zero waste grocer and using simple ingredients, here are 3 snack inspirations to enjoy with a bit of cheer this festive season.  Soya Roasted Sunflower Seeds Raw, unsalted sunflower seeds Soya sauce or tamari sauce You only need sunflower seeds and soya sauce but you can add cayenne pepper for a spicy version or mix a tad of honey with the soya sauce for a sweet and salt flavour.  Layer the bottom of a heavy base skillet of non-stick frying pan with raw unsalted sunflower seeds. Roast slowly, moving them so they roast both sides and don't burn. (5 minutes)  One the sunflower seeds...

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Discovering Dish Covers

'I have never been a fan of plastic wrap, so I would cover all our dishes with tea towels while entertaining or preparing a meal for my family.’   The problem arose when I needed to bring a salad or dessert to someone else’s house, or if I wanted to keep a dish refrigerated.  I experimented with some tying and wrapping techniques that proved to be very bulky and fussy. What I really wanted was something light and breathable that would stretch around the sizes and shapes of my dishes. A lightbulb went on and I started making dish covers. When I could no longer keep up with demand, I started looking for women who could sew in their homes....

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