Kitchen

Alcohol

Relax! We're not going to suggest abstinence!

Appliances

How to reduce the environmental impact of these great labour saving machines.

Bags

Bags for your groceries and your fruit and veggies - make your own or buy a set.

Baking

Outta the way Jamie - let me into the kitchen!

Biodegradable plastic

It's not all as it seems unfortunately.

Bread

I know you've heard it before, but it really is easy to bake your own bread! If you're really not into it, there's a couple of other alternatives.

Breakfast Cereal

Muesli anyone?

Bulk Food Stores

The key to being rubbish free is the bulk food store! If it wasn't for them things would become a lot harder.

Butter

Being wrapped in paper, butter is a good substitute for margarine.

Carton packs

Joining foil, paper and plastic together makes recycling very difficult!

Cheese

This was the hardest thing for us to give up for the Rubbish Free Challenge...so we didn't!

Cling Film

The average person using cling film with their lunches will go through 105 meters of plastic wrap every year - we don't need to!

Coffee

Great tasting coffee that is fresh, organic, fair trade, and with sustainable packaging is now pretty easy to find...awesome!

Containers

It depends where you live as to which containers will be accepted for recycling.

Crackers

After years of going without, I can't believe how easy it is to make rubbish free crackers...crackers!

Dry Goods

Flour, rice, sugar, raisins, nuts, seeds...all that good stuff!

Eggs

According to Wikipedia, the US Department of Agriculture categorizes eggs as meat within the Food Guide Pyramid due to the amount of protein they contain!

Fruit

Anyone else a big fan of fruit salads with a bit of vanilla ice cream?

Herbs & Spices

Ways to get your herbs and spices without the rubbish.

Hot Chocolate

Hard to beat on a winter's day in front of a fire...or any other time for that matter!

Ice Cream

Ice cream without the plastic.

Irish Bread Recipe

All the way from Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland comes this cracker of a bread recipe!

Kitchen

Try and get stainless steel, cast iron, wood, glass & ceramic so that when things break or wear out they don't have to be sent straight to landfill.

Margarine

Make your own!

Meat & Fish

Steer clear of the supermarket isles and go in search of your local butcher or fish monger.

Milk

Buy a cow? Yeah, you're right, bad idea...

Muesli Bar Recipe

Here is the recipe we use for our muesli bars, it is awesome!

No Knead Bread Recipes

Its true, no kneading required!

Oil

Buy oil in a glass bottle and then refill at the bulk food store - simple ay!

Potato Chips (crisps)

Crunchy, salty potato chips would have to be one of life's blessings, but the mixed material of foil and plastic is a recycler's curse...what to do?

Rubbish bin liners

Now that you've found this site, you won't need these ay?

Salami & other cold meats

Finding salami without a plastic wrapper creates a joy that has to be experienced to believed!

Sauces etc.

Cooking oil, soy sauce, syrup and all that good stuff

Sour Cream

Doh! We could've been making our own all this time!

Spreads

Peanut butter, jam, honey and the like.

Takeaways

Quick and easy without the rubbish...kinda hard to do if you want to be healthy sorry!

Tea

Naturally rich in antioxidants but how to get it rubbish free? Well apparently Lady Gaga knows!

Tofu

Good bless the Asian food supermarkets!

Vegetables

Its hard to get more nutritious food with less rubbish then the humble veggies!

Yoghurt

Make your own - and we don't mean with a sachet!