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Anyone and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be vegan, you don’t have to be living completely zero waste, eschewing all plastic and collecting your rubbish in a jar. Just someone who wants to make a difference however small, someone who wants to start taking some steps towards sustainable living, after all it’s a journey! And every small change by every individual adds up to big difference. Let’s take the path less wasteful together…

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My name is Eloise. I am a mum-of-three trying to live as sustainably as I can. Here you will find my ramblings in the form of blog entries, my tips and tricks to living an ethical and sustainable lifestyle. My posts will contain themes such as eco-friendly living, vegan recipes and sustainability. There is a little something for everyone, wherever you are on your journey.

I am by no means an expert on eco-friendly living, and have only started my attempt at a zero waste existence relatively recently. However, I feel sharing my knowledge with others can only be a step in the right direction to cleaner oceans, increased biodiversity and a greener planet. For us, for our children and for our future.

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Conscious Christmas Gift Guide

With the ‘C’ word drawing ever closer, we’ve rounded up our pick of our eco-friendly offerings to help you shop small and buy sustainably this Christmas. There’s something for everyone, from newborn up, and to cover all budgets. Of course this is just gifts you can purchase from us at The Path Less Wasteful and […]

Tips for a Plastic Free Children’s Party

The party bags, the food, the wrapping paper, the balloons, the decorations – children’s parties are full of plastic. Deflated balloons, plastic party favours, glitter, confetti, discarded party bags and throwaway tableware. We decided that there had to be another way, we want to celebrate and mark our children’s birthdays with a really enjoyable day […]

25 Ways To Reduce Waste Through The Food You Eat

Ways to Reduce Food Waste… With The Food You Have: Buy less than you think that you need. We tend to over buy on food so remove one meal from your meal plan because you’ll most likely have an unexpected dinner out or leftovers!  Measure ingredients carefully! Follow recipes and adjust the amount of ingredients […]

10 Tips for a Plastic-Free Kitchen

You’re in your kitchen. What’s one thing you find almost every place you look? Plastic. Clingfilm, cheap sponges, plastic wrapping, plastic bottles of cleaning sprays, plastic bristled dish brushes, nail brushes, plastic bottles of hand soap, plastic wrapped dishwasher tablets, bottles of washing up liquid, plastic tupperware, plastic spatulas, the list really is endless… Dealing […]

Plastic-Free Picnics

Now that the summer weather has officially arrived and restrictions are easing, we’ve started thinking about going out more, or you know, going out at all! (I think my son was surprised that there are more than 5 people in the world!) After over a year in shielding we had to have a good think […]

7 Ways to Make Soap Bars Last Longer

Now that you’ve swapped over to soap bars, here’s how to get the most out of them. 1. Keep the soap away from water, when not in use. Nothing will make your soap disintegrate faster than keeping it wet. Water breaks down the consistency of the soap and means you need to replace your soap […]

Living more Sustainably with Kids

With the magnitude of stuff that comes with babies and children you might think that living more sustainably with kids is impossible. All that stuff comes with a lot of waste – and many children’s products are typically plastic based or disposable. Here are a selection of swaps you can make to start reducing waste! […]

Simplest Ever Pancake Recipe (oh and they’re vegan!)

Pancakes are made of just a couple of ingredients and are essentially circles of fried batter (yum!). Yet they are considered a treat, despite the recipe being so simple and them being so quick and easy to make! You would have thought that because the traditional ingredients are flour, cows milk and eggs, that therefore […]

Simple swaps for a more sustainable 2021

If you’re trying to be a bit greener in 2021, then here’s our top 10 simple swaps to help you live more sustainably: 1. Reusable coffee cups vs Takeaway cups In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year. And less than 1per cent of these […]

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