Simple swaps for Plastic Free July

When I opened The Refill Pantry in London Road in June 2018, I wanted people local to the area to have the option to buy as many products in their own containers as we were able to supply. My primary aim was to reduce single use plastic ending up in landfill. So we started by stocking a wide range of staple goods such as pasta, rice, cereals, lentils, nuts, seeds and dried fruit.Continue reading Simple swaps for Plastic Free July

Disconnect the gas!

So, now I am living in an all-electric house and generating a fair proportion of my own electricity even in the winter. I do not burn any fossil fuels. Now I have everything set up as I want, I hope to at least generate as much electricity as I use as an average across the year.Continue reading Disconnect the gas!

St Albans District Fixers first event hailed as an unqualified success

All Saints’ church hall in Harpenden was a hive of activity last Saturday (12 February 2022) when the church hosted the first Repair Fair organised by the recently formed St Albans District Fixers. Some 40 attendees brought all manner of electrical and electronic goods including toasters, lamps, audio equipment, kitchen items and laptops  on whichContinue reading St Albans District Fixers first event hailed as an unqualified success

Sustainable St Albans proud to support Community Business Awards 2021

Sustainable St. Albans was very proud to sponsor this year’s St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Sustainability Award.  It was a great pleasure to meet new friends and old at this glittering occasion.  These five finalists have each put sustainability into the heart of their businesses: • Box Local, distributing local fruit andContinue reading Sustainable St Albans proud to support Community Business Awards 2021

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