June Jumbles

Kia ora all! Hope you are all doing well and staying warm and cosy. It certainly has been raining a lot… Good for the garden but not so good for my mood! There are a few things going on in my world at the moment so it’s going to be a bitsy post I’m afraid … Continue reading June Jumbles

Use Good Stuff Turns 1!

It's our first birthday!  Hello everyone, Blick here! Needless to say, this is a very special day for us. A whole year has passed since we launched this blog, and what an incredible time we've had. As we've continued our Use Good Stuff journey, we've been learning and sharing as much as we can about … Continue reading Use Good Stuff Turns 1!

Cling On, Wax Off

Cling film, ya’ll. I understand. The handiness. The cheapy cheapness. You need to cover the leftover potato salad from Christmas so you whack a sheet of plastic fantastic over the bowl and voila! When you next need to chow, you take the wrap off and it doesn’t matter that it has mayonnaise on it because … Continue reading Cling On, Wax Off

The Last Straw

Winter has come and gone, and I am excitedly anticipating the spring and summer buzz. Sunny mornings, gardening, swimming, barbeques and beers… Fan-fricking-tastic yo! The hot weather also results in a need to stay hydrated and sadly this often comes at a big cost. Today I’m not talking about plastic water bottles (though I do … Continue reading The Last Straw

My Cordial Thanks

Hello Use Good Stuff-ers, hope you’re doing well! Life continues to be hectic (show #2 opens in five days) so today I thought I would simply share a gift idea that I used recently. Behind the glitz and jazz hands of a stage show lies hours and hours of tireless work from a dedicated team. I … Continue reading My Cordial Thanks

No Waste in Your Bathroom (well, almost)

Hello my home-slices, welcome to another post where I waffle on about how to cut unsustainable packaging and products out of your life. This is the bathroom edition and I’m leaving the door unlocked, so feel free to barge in and have a gander. Bathrooms are often full of junk-stuff. Hair and body washes, toothpaste … Continue reading No Waste in Your Bathroom (well, almost)

Go Your Own Whey: Zero Waste Cheese

Cheese. A staple part of many people’s diets; a wonderful festival in your mouth-hole; an excuse to drink wine… But also another fantastic product that is difficult to purchase in sustainable packaging. This was a thing that made me sad, so I decided to buck up and try making my own zero waste cheese. After … Continue reading Go Your Own Whey: Zero Waste Cheese

My Zero Waste Shop

My weekly shop used to consist of an hour or so of trudging up and down the supermarket isles, wondering what I could afford on a student budget. While I have always avoided plastic bags, I didn’t think much about the packaging that ended up in my trolley or the nutritional value of my oriental … Continue reading My Zero Waste Shop