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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 to Repair and Reuse

Philip le Riche tells us about his lifetime of repairing all sorts of items, Restart Parties, and how you can learn to make repairs yourself.

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Caroline Wilson gives us 10 top tips on reducing food waste at home – cutting both our carbon footprint and our living costs at the same time.

Support our local shops this christmas

Did you know? Almost half of small business owners say if everyone just spent £5 extra per week it will help to keep them open long term.

Low impact celebrating

This year may be more strange than normal, if so it will go with the rest of 2020. Strange or not, it is good to think about our environmental impacts when preparing for a celebration..