Happy National Tin Can Day!

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Yes you can recycle your cans!

But did you know that tomorrow was National Tin Can Day?

It might seem a little silly to have a day in praise of the tin can, but look . . . → Read More: Happy National Tin Can Day!

Thinking of New Year resolutions? Buy handmade this year: take the pledge

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January  is traditionally a time for taking stock and reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. We may make life changing decisions or life style decisions. Why not consider taking the Handmade Plegde? Here are a few reasons why..

Why . . . → Read More: Thinking of New Year resolutions? Buy handmade this year: take the pledge

Top tips for saving energy at home

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With news that several energy providers going to increase their electricity prices, it’s time to have a look at how you can save energy – and money – at home. It doesn’t take much to save a little here and there, and . . . → Read More: Top tips for saving energy at home

Tips on how to reduce your household waste

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‘New year, new beginnings’, isn’t that what they say? How about starting the new year with a look at our own consumption and how we can reduce waste on a daily, weekly and yearly basis?

In 2009/10 each household in England produced . . . → Read More: Tips on how to reduce your household waste

11 ways to reuse and recycle wine corks

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Cork – reuse or reycle instead of landfill

Apparently there are 13 billion natural cork wine closures sold into the world market each year. At present, the majority of them end up in landfills which is a waste of a resource because . . . → Read More: 11 ways to reuse and recycle wine corks

Wishing all our customers a Happy New Year

From all at L’Arche Brecon wishing you all a Warm and Peaceful New Year!

New life for old books

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There comes a time when every book starts to fall apart and it just isn’t worth trying to save.  There’s many other copies in better condition and there’s nothing about THAT specific copy that merits repairing a broken binding or putting up . . . → Read More: New life for old books

Woman Has Used the Same Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1928

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In this age of consumerism, particularly around the holiday season, sometimes its easy to forget that the things we’ve used the longest often have the most value to us — but the virtues of reuse just seem come naturally to some . . . → Read More: Woman Has Used the Same Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1928

Close That Door–You’re Wasting Energy

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Here’s an idea that is so obvious it should be a no-brainer: shut the door and save energy. The Close the Door Campaign is asking retailers to conserve energy by keeping their front doors closed.

Why do shops . . . → Read More: Close That Door–You’re Wasting Energy

Feed the birds and reduce food waste!

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Spend a bit of time thinking about the birds that visit your garden. Filing up a bird feeder can be the difference between life and death for them, especially for some of the smaller birds that . . . → Read More: Feed the birds and reduce food waste!