Posts By: Heidi Lang

Top Tip to Help You Use By the Use By Date

Reduce Food Waste Blackboard

If you just hate it when you reach into the fridge to find a pack of chicken past its use by date, well here’s an idea for you! We find this incredibly simple but effective and helps you to avoid throwing away perfectly good food!

Sugar Tax Just Sugar Coating the Problem!

sugar tax sugar coating the problem

So the long awaited and campaigned for sugar tax has come to pass and we all rejoice. But is it enough, or is it just sugar coating the problem. I have been on a voyage of discovery about sugar content over the last few months having inadvertently begun weaning myself off the stuff, at about the same time as a Sugar Smart leaflet came home from my daughter’s school. And when you understand the scale of the problem, a sugar tax is really nothing more than a glorified PR stunt – the fact that they have linked it to improving PE in schools just proves that point! That is not that as easy as it sounds and will take more than a few quid!

Charity Christmas Cards – All Are Not Equal!

Charity Christmas Card Comparison

If like us you are torn every year by the desire to communicate with your loved ones and friends during the festive period, and the unnecessary waste that is inevitably produced by the tradition that involves writing a big pile of cards, putting them in an envelope, stamping, addressing and posting them, then you will probably do what we do, which is try to offset that guilt in the hope that others will benefit from your actions in the form of a charity christmas card.    Of course, the retailers are very well aware of the dilemma we feel, and cash in at every opportunity!

Broken Biscuit Chocolate Tray Bake

Broken Biscuit Tray Bake

My mum was no baker, so if we wanted something as a treat, we had to make it ourselves! Here is the most kid friendly baking project on the planet. No baking required, and totally scrumptious. And of course, a perfect use for all of those old and broken biscuits.

Special Summer Offer From Ohyo!

Ohyo Bottle | Waste Not Want Not

If like us, you have a particular issue with people buying bottled water,  and then throwing that bottle away, the associated waste and processing of that waste, then this is a product you may be interested in.  There are lots of reusable bottles out there, and we will be bring you our verdict on the good on the great at some point soon, but we didn’t want you to miss out on a special summer offer from Ohyo especially for you.

To Sew or Not to Sew..Uniform Labelling and the Joys Thereof!

Labelling School Uniform

So, if you’ve managed to get your head around the uniform buying part of the ‘my little one is starting school in September’ equation, you’ll be ready to face the next labels! Yes, I know. Who knew there was so much excitement involved! For some reason this never caused me any grief at nursery – sure, I popped a few iron on labels in her cardigans, because cardigans are like gold dust and yet such an essential part of any little girl’s wardrobe! But she generally went to nursery in her trashiest clothes and it really didn’t matter if they didn’t come home.

Your Essential Guide to Reducing Christmas Food Waste

roast turkey dinner

Ah, Christmas.  The time of year when we deviate from our usual shopping list and believe we are feeding a small country.  All retailers, and it would seem, especially food retailers love to play to our sense of nurturing our families through feeding them.  Which is great, except…all of that left-over food. Fear not, help is at hand. Here we guide you with some nifty tips to stop the waste. 

Let’s Take the Humbug Out of Christmas & Still Have a Resourceful One!

christmas shopping

So this year more than ever, there seems to be a backlash against the excesses of Christmas. I’ve never seen so many low waste guides to Christmas, and this is all great to see. But before I go on I would like to celebrate at this juncture the human trait which sends us a bit crazy at this time of year. Believe it or not, I’m talking about the actual ‘good’ in all of us that wants to make one day, in particular, such a special day.