Category Archives: Household Tips

plastic recycling the full story

5 Ways to Recycle Plastics and Reduce Plastic Pollution Once and for All

Obeo’s previous blog post looked at plastics and outlined the effect of plastic pollution both on our health and on the environment. This week we take a look at how to manage the plastic waste that comes into our homes. If we are serious about tackling global warming then we need to keep fossil fuels in […]

Want to improve your carbon footprint? Start in the kitchen.

The kitchen is a great place to start if you want to make a positive environmental impact. Think about it, every week we bring food and all it’s packaging into our kitchen. Sadly much of what we take in goes straight back out in the bin. By using the waste hierarchy and following the steps […]

Our top websites on food waste reduction and recycling.

Yes, the internet is a magical place filled with endless information. But it can also be a pretty confusing place too. Sometimes the internet surfing leaves us more questions than answers. That is why this weeks blog highlights some of our favourite internet resources on food waste reduction and recycling. Love Food Hate Waste Love […]

How to feel right at home with your food waste

There is no doubt but that food waste is the most challenging material to recycle in the home. Unlike the paper, plastic and tins that go into the green bin (they don’t call it clean dry recycling for nothing) food waste is often smelly, messy and generally, well yucky. With increasing concerns about global warming […]

Little steps to reduce waste in the home.

Zero waste is a pretty hot topic at the moment. I love the idea of decluttering my home, simplifying my lifestyle and reducing my carbon footprint. Talk about a win win! But the enormity of the task left me completely overwhelmed. Where do I start? After a couple of weeks of walking around in circles […]