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Carol Jones

Using safety razors rather than single-use razors is a fantastic swap. Single use razors can't be recycled but used razor blades can and they last longer as well. On that note, use an empty food can to keep used blades in until it's about half full, then squash the open end of the tin closed before putting the lot into the recycle bin.

Another swap is to use dishwashing soap (rather than detergent) that you can buy in many health stores and online. I store mine in one of those miniature chip baskets which makes it simple to swish it through a sink-full of hot water.

Swap your biro for a fountain pen with a refillable cartridge. There are some beautiful metal barrelled fountain pens that don't cost too much. Don't forget the humble greylead pencil for note taking either. Terracycle can be contacted regarding recycling of used office supplies as well.

Use one of your reusable produce bags instead of a plastic ziplock bag for your toiletries going through security at the airport. In fact, use those produce bags instead of plastic for packing a lot of your smaller travel items - shoes, undies, swimwear...

I can keep going if you like :)

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Chris

I have swapped to bar shampoo and conditioner and toothpaste tablets. A coconut bristle dishbrush and knitted dishcloths that wash up a treat have a place in my kitchen.

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Rosetta Stone
I’ve been using vintage glass jars and containers in my kitchen for years, also use a corningware coffee percolator circa 1978, roast my own coffee,make my own deodorant and moisturiser which I also keep in vintage glass containers, grow most of my own veg (and compost)which are canned, dried or frozen. We make our own nut milk (free walnuts from a neighbour) and peanut butter too.My sister and I have been doing this kind of thing for years for a variety of reasons, one of which is doing our small bit for the planet. It’s also about the taste of real and seasonal food and knowing what’s in it. Still have to have a go at making my own corned beef and bacon
   

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