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Green living: tips & tricks

how can we be better consumers to help the planet?

We’ve put together some useful tips that you can use to make the most of the materials and possessions you already own, and collated some questions that you can ask before you buy something new to make sure you are reducing the impact of your decision on the planet.

Reducing Plastic Use

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Here at True Food we have been supporting the world-wide initiative of Plastic Free July.  Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution by cutting down on single-use plastics. The poster below suggests various, easy ways in… Read More »Reducing Plastic Use

Ella’s Kitchen recycling

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Since March 2017, True Food has been collecting Ella’s Kitchen food pouches for recycling. True Food member Karen Barrass spoke to Ella’s Kitchen Sustainability Executive Charlotte Jost about the scheme with Terracycle.

Top tips for reducing food waste

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According to Olio, over $1 trillion worth of food is wasted globally every year, weighing a total of 1.3 billion tons. Member Karen Barrass is making more effort to reduce her food waste. Here are some of her ideas if you want to reduce your food waste too.

Meet our suppliers – PrimroseLady

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If you’ve been in the True Food shop recently, you may have noticed a new range of handmade body butters and soaps from PrimroseLady. We talked to owner Kumari Samarasinghe, a long time True Food volunteer and former committee member to find out more.

Regenerative farming

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Our newsletter contributor Diana Earnshaw shares what she knows about regenerative farming as she believes it is the only hope we have of rescuing our planet in the long term.

Sprouting seeds & beans

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There is something pretty special about seeing a plant – especially a food plant – develop from a seed. The only problem is that we have weeks to wait! So why not try growing micro-greens in just a few days – and for just a few pence!

Sprouting Beans & Lentils

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No doubt at this time many of you are busy sowing seeds in your gardens and greenhouses. But if you’re impatient to see the results have a go at sprouting seeds, beans, lentils and grains. It only takes days, so the fruits of your labours can be seen very quickly.