Food Waste Fixes

Research by the government-run organisation WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) estimates that 9.5 million tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK every year and figures indicate that 70% of this waste is household waste which amounts to billions of unnecessary costs! Food production is also responsible for a considerable volume of carbon emissions. Therefore, food waste is costing us money and the future of our planet. Here are some simple solutions and recipes to help you reduce your household food waste. Continue reading Food Waste Fixes

Upcycling This Christmas

This is my handy guide to the Upcycling trend. Upcycling is all about making something lovely and useful from old and tired objects that are on their way to the dustbin. As we all know, any self-respecting student is living on baked beans by this point in the term, with very little in reserve for presents. Christmas is all about giving and this is a charming way of showing how … Continue reading Upcycling This Christmas

Remaking Art: Keep calm and Keep recycling

After seeing Anna’s post about the constant reinterpretation of Van Gogh it set me thinking about how we recycle whole loads of concepts and images – from impressionist paintings to vintage fashion to solid design. Perhaps the perfect example of fast design recycling is the ‘Keep Calm’  poster – new prints and varieties seem to crop up every day as a new generation rewrites what … Continue reading Remaking Art: Keep calm and Keep recycling