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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.

Easy ways to wear clothes to last

Emily Southcombe explains how to wear clothes to last – both by buying second-hand and also by repairing and upcycling what you already own.

How we insulated our Victorian home

Judith Leary-Joyce tells the story of how she turned her late Victorian end of terrace house from cold to cosy with insulation and draught-proofing.

Fly less and explore more of the UK

James Blake tells us about the great holidays available in the UK by hostelling with YHA and how we can fly less and explore more.