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How To Go Waste Free Review and Giveaway

We hear about it everyday, we see it on the news about how to reduce our waste.  We all try with our recycling, what else can we do?  There is so much more we can do which is why I am reviewing the How To Go Waste Free book and offering 5 lucky readers the chance to get their own copy.

About How To Go Waste Free

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How To Go Waste Free is the brainchild of Caroline Jones, a writer who specialises in health, beauty and lifestyle subjects. A former editor of several national newspapers and magazines in the UK, she is also an accredited life coach and the author of Hot To Go Plastic Free

The book is split into 6 sections , with 100 ways to reduce waste.


The book starts with an introduction about our planet and how it is being affected by the amount of waste products we produce, with very scary figures. And how we can help make our planet safe for ourselves and future generations.

Getting Started


#3 Avoid All Or Nothing Thinking – Like when you go on a diet banning everything results in a fail.  The same applies to this small steps at a time, start with the smaller things and the progress that way it will be daily life and you will not fail

#4 Do A Waste Audit – This is something we could all do when your bins have been emptied start a daily audit of how much waste you produce and then see if you can improve on this the following week


#5 & #6 Getting Down & Dirty – this is messy but write down your weekly household waste.  This is split into sections making it easier but this does include food waste.

Putting Zero Waste Into Practice

This section looks at our food waste, making us think how much we throw away.  Food that has gone out of date, food not properly sealed so goes bad.  Half eaten snacks or meals.  The list is endless. This section looks at ways we can reduce this.


#63 Sip With Sustainable Straws – we all know about reducing plastic straws and it has been great to see large organisations stepping up and removing plastic straws, which is great as it can take up to 200 years for a single straw to break down.  There are so many alternatives on the market and such a simple step to take.

#64 Pack A Weekday Lunch – I know it is easier to pop to the shop to buy a sandwich or something else for lunch.  But packing your own can not only help the environment but also your bank balance as well.

Waste Free Around The Home

#71 Set A One Out, One In Rule – before being tempted to buy a new product on impulse, only buy a new product when your current one has finished.  This also saves clutter in your home

#72 Use Bar Soap Instead Of Liquid – bar soap comes in just the wrapping and is virtually waste free. Where as liquid soap comes in plastic containers producing more waste.

This is just a few snippets from the book. With a total of 100 tips that are easy and simple for us all to do.  This is a way with small steps we can make a difference to our environment.


I have been given 5 copies to give away to you, to enter see below


How To Go Waste Free

How To Go Waste Free Review and Giveaway

About Author

I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Jo F
    2 February 2020 at 3:53 pm

    We use beeswax fabric and have managed to virtually eliminate clingfilm from our house

  • Sallyanne Rose
    3 February 2020 at 9:04 pm

    i bought reuasable bags for buying my loose veg, also reusable washable make up remover pads

  • Nadia Josephine
    5 February 2020 at 11:49 am

    Meal planning has really helped us to reduce our food waste at home, but in terms of non-food waste we have started using the zero waste refilling stations for things like pasta and rice which has really helped cut down on packaging

  • Rachael McCadden
    7 February 2020 at 4:13 pm

    i use reusable bottles and food storage containers

  • Julie Ward
    9 February 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Council now taking all plastic trays, yogurt pots etc, so now recycling them, trying to educate rest household now

  • Eileen Hindley
    10 February 2020 at 11:58 pm

    We have stopped buying anything that is wrapped in plastic

  • Sheila Reeves
    11 February 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Reusable boxes for lunches/coffee/water, buying loose veg, using home-made cleaning products

  • Ben Audsley
    12 February 2020 at 7:31 am

    i now recycle everything – its made a massive difference to our house !

  • Belinda Hendry
    12 February 2020 at 5:10 pm

    i have started to recycle whatever i can

  • Sarah edgeworth
    15 February 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Wish I had the money to start a zero waste shop. Trying my best to be waste free

  • paula cheadle
    16 February 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Don’t buy single use plastic

  • Mrs T
    18 February 2020 at 10:58 am

    We use reusable bottles instead of single use plastics, we make sure to reuse our carrier bags that we always have until they can be reused no more, and use bags for life. We also don’t have any cling film in our house and use lunch boxes instead.

  • Elzbieta Znyk
    18 February 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I try not to buy any plastic packages when possible and I try to fix thing instead of buying new one.

  • susan cordwell
    18 February 2020 at 3:51 pm

    we have started planning our meals and only buying what we need

  • Sheri Darby
    18 February 2020 at 9:16 pm

    We no longer buy single use water bottles

  • Catherine Spencer
    19 February 2020 at 9:21 am

    We have stopped using plastic sandwich bags and now use paper wraps or bags. I plan meals for the week on a Sunday to cut down on waste, I also refill as many products as I can at our local eco shop.

  • claire woods
    19 February 2020 at 11:08 am

    using charity shops, only buying what we need.

  • Adrian Bold
    19 February 2020 at 5:50 pm

    We do 3 shops a week instead of 1 so we don’t waste too much food which usually happens when we do 1 main shop a week.

  • Troy Easton
    19 February 2020 at 6:38 pm

    stopped using single use plastic and started using bags for life as a family.

  • Patricia Barrett
    19 February 2020 at 10:14 pm

    We buy non plastic items and packaging wherever possible now.

  • Sarah Heath
    19 February 2020 at 10:14 pm

    We all have reusable cups and water bottles to try and cut down on waste.

  • Sara McClellan
    20 February 2020 at 2:38 am

    Buying new only when really needed.

  • Nick
    20 February 2020 at 4:10 am

    Recycling as much as possible.

  • Danielle Graves
    20 February 2020 at 10:41 pm

    We’ve all got reusable drinks bottles, buy as little packaged food as possible and make sure to recycle what we can sometimes using things like wrappers and boxes for craft projects

  • Rachel Craig
    21 February 2020 at 12:26 am

    We recycle as much as is possible. Attend local groups which encourages reducing waste, as they provide up to date information, advice, support, ideas, etc.

  • Phil Bowell
    21 February 2020 at 8:35 am

    Recycling everything possible

  • Charlotte Caudwell
    21 February 2020 at 8:56 am

    Make my own lunch and bakery items.

  • tricia bingham
    21 February 2020 at 10:25 am

    i always buy unpackaged goods whenever possible and take a variety of bags with me for that purpose

  • Anne Nelmes
    21 February 2020 at 11:08 am

    Only buy food that we actually need to reduce waste and use reusable bags to buy fresh fruit and vegetables to reduce plastic waste.

  • Louise McGhee
    21 February 2020 at 11:10 am

    I reuse food waste in my garden, we’ve created a Hügelkultur which we grow potatoes in!

  • Georgie Wright
    21 February 2020 at 11:13 am

    We try not to bring waste home in the first place by only buying what we need and considering different options to minimise packaging or aid recycling.

  • Sandra Foreman
    21 February 2020 at 1:22 pm

    We try and reuse everything we get

  • Dean Brown
    21 February 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I have been saving all of my takeaway containers and using them to store opened food in.
    I also use them at a weighing shop to buy ingredients without packaging.

  • Carys
    21 February 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I now have a compost bin for food waste

  • Emma England
    21 February 2020 at 4:10 pm

    The main thing I’ve done to reduce waste this year is to avoid single use plastic as much as I can.

  • sara dean
    21 February 2020 at 6:13 pm

    we’re making an effort to recycle all waste even if it means washing food packaging first. I’m also not buying Ferrero Rocher anymore as I found out their packaging is currently not recyclable

  • Christine McTaggart
    21 February 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I have started to use everything up and not let it go to waste, Also try to reuse anything and everything as much as i can before its time to let it go to the bin. 🙂

  • Kirsty Charleston
    21 February 2020 at 6:22 pm

    i have reduced waste by replacing plastic straws with metal ones

  • Christine McTaggart
    21 February 2020 at 6:23 pm

    I have tried to use up everything in my kitchen before the date expires as i hate food waste. I also have started reusing alot of thing like food bags, carrier bags until they a too past it to use anymore. I would love to get this book. 😀

  • Carly Elford
    21 February 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Reusable bags and meal planning!

  • Phillipa H
    21 February 2020 at 9:34 pm

    We have just switched to metal straws that we wash up and reuse. My street side recycling now recycles plastic carrier bags and the plastic bags used for bread and for fruit and veg – so we are recycling more than ever.

  • Caroline U
    21 February 2020 at 9:59 pm

    We use reusable drinking straws, buy loose fruit and vegetables and recycle all that we can

  • Sarah Swain
    21 February 2020 at 10:14 pm

    We’ve switched to reusable baby wipes and cotton pads, Who Gives A Cr*p loo roll, beeswax wraps rather than cling film, and soap instead of shower gel. Also buying what we can from our local zero waste shop. Still a way to go, but it’s a good start.

  • Lindsey Martin
    21 February 2020 at 10:25 pm

    We reduce waste by buying loose Veggies and planning meals for leftovers

  • Orange23
    21 February 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Recycling as much as possible and using fewer single use plastic bags, bottles etc and buying second hand where possible

  • Jacqueline Jackson
    21 February 2020 at 11:43 pm

    I shop at my local greengrocers and use cloth bags, It has made a huge difference to our plastic waste.

  • Natalie Gillham
    21 February 2020 at 11:44 pm

    I try only to buy what I need and use all the food in my home before i buy more to avoid waste.

  • Darren Bourne
    21 February 2020 at 11:55 pm

    We reuse bread bags, plastic containers and bottles.

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