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Effective Micro-organisms make great cleaning products

The Recycle Works is at the forefront of all things EM in the UK. Here Debbie blogs about how effective micro-organisms (EMs) make great probiotic cleaning products. The featured video shows how EMs tackle grease on a busy restaurant floor. Impressive stuff, plus they’re environmentally friendly. Could this mean the end of bleach? I’ve written […]

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Journalist Kate Hodal takes the compost challenge

Kate Hodal from Aberdeen’s the Press and Journal has taken the compost challenge. You can read about a worm massacre, fermented organic matter and nitrogen injected banana skins in her entertaining and informative pitch on the tribulations of being green. Find out about bokashi, wormeries and more conventional green thumb techniques to recycle food waste. […]

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Composting Autumn Leaves

Collect fallen leaves for leaf-mould. Store moist leaves in black plastic bags and after a year or so you’ll have a rich, crumbly mulch your plants will love. Much as I love autumn, I do dread picking up all the leaves. It’s never ending, especially when you live at the end of a wind tunnel […]

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Bokashi Troubleshooting

You’ve embarked on your bokashi composting adventure, you’re feeling good about your green credentials, but to your dismay, your bokashi bin leaks. This is what to do: My Bokashi Bin Leaks! How do I Fix It? This is a problem for two reasons: 1. It smells bad 2. The composting process is anaerobic; a leaking […]

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Making Compost: Ten Top Tips

Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and boost the health of your garden with these ten top tips for making compost : 1. Make sure your heap is handy When setting up your compost heap find a spot in your garden that’s fairly close to the kitchen, so that it’s handy enough so […]

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Order More Bokashi Bran

You’ve been busy putting all your kitchen waste to good use, turning your scraps into compost and nourishing your garden’s soil, but there inevitably comes a time when the magic bran runs low. Fortunately, you can easily get replacement bags of bokashi bran delivered direct to your door. In order to provide you with the […]

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Beehive Water Butts Sale

Beehive Water Butts blend into the garden beautifully – and they’re on sale here: £59.00 Water butts are environmentally friendly and save you money – but sometimes they can be unsightly. This 150L capacity beehive style water butt is different. It’s made from terraccina, a resin material that looks frighteningly like clay, so it will […]

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Bokashi for quicker composting

Want to compost ALL your organic kitchen waste fast? Try a bokashi bin for quicker composting, plus get all the added benefits while you’re at it. Sound familiar? I’d love to recycle my food scraps, but my garden’s too small for a compost heap… or, I haven’t got time to sort through what I can […]

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10 must-haves for the low-impact home

Transform your home’s green credentials in a single weekend. Our list of 10 must-haves for your low-impact lifestyle covers essentials from washing lines to compost bins. 1. Washing Line A washing line can make a huge difference to your home energy requirements. Tumble driers are massive consumers of electricity, so whenever the weather allows, we […]

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