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Waste & Recycling
All Saints’ church hall in Harpenden was a hive of activity last Saturday (12 February 2022) when the church hosted… Read More »St Albans District Fixers first event hailed as an unqualified success
Emily Southcombe explains how to wear clothes to last – both by buying second-hand and also by repairing and upcycling what you already own.
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.
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.
‘Sorted by machine’ sounds easy but it’s not because we include all sorts of things in what we put out for recycling that hamper the process and spoil the end product. Along with a lot of other households in St Albans and its villages, I could do better.
The Big Picture: why do we need to go Plastic Free? Plastic-Free July is a great time to start or… Read More »How to go #plasticfree Part 1: Plastic-Free Kitchen
Got a broken clock, a smashed bowl or a holey sock? Don’t be so quick to chuck, it’s time to… Read More »Dare to Repair: 5 benefits of fixing your stuff
According to the Confederation of Paper Industries, 1.3 million tonnes of tissue is used in the UK every year, with… Read More »Can toilet paper ever be environmentally friendly?
It’s hard to believe, but did you know that almost half of ALL food thrown away in the UK comes… Read More »Taking the food waste challenge — thelocalfoodie