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Make surprise soaps from your soap scraps

Easily encourage your children to wash their hands, whilst adopting an anti-waste approach. It’s not as hard as you think!

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Prepare your own toothpaste

Healthy and simple ! The idea is to make everyday life easier with only a few products in your bathroom, whilst also enjoying designing your own toiletries. A few rules to follow before you start...

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Make your own washing detergent

Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients provided on your washing detergent’s packaging? There tends to be dozens of ingredients. The aim of this article is to provide you with a recipe that contains a maximum of 5 products just as well as store-bought products to help take care of your children's skin and their clothes.

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Discover clever tutorials for zero-waste schoolchildren

The start of the new school year is not the best time to embark on a zero-waste adventure, with the new equipment, list of mandatory supplies and the allure of new, shiny things. There are, however, simple solutions that can help you limit your purchases, whilst avoiding alienating your child with your ecological principles.

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Grow vegetables from your leftovers

Some of the vegetables we eat are able to grow new shoots with just a little water and a bit of sunshine!

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Make natural product-based sweets

Sweets are still a popular children's treat yet are far from being good for them: excess sugar, artificial colours, animal-derived gelatine, flavour enhancers, perservatives, oher additives and more. Do we need to go on ? The solution is relatively straightforward: ban mass-produced sweets and maje your own homemade ones as a family.

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Make your own 100% eco-friendly sponge

Synthetic sponges replaced natural sponges in our homes a long time ago. However, these petrochemical industry-produced products are not biodegradable and contribute to plastic pollution. Not only will your sponge not be recycled when you throw it away, but the plastic microparticles that shed during everyday use, end up straight in the oceans... and that’s without us even mentioning the chemical treatments!

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Zero-Waste gift wrap ideas

Wrapping gifts during the festive season? It can be a real dilemma in terms of waste. Tons of paper is thrown away after only being used for a few hours and some types can’t even be recycled (a thin layer of plastic is sandwiched between the two layers of paper, making it non-recyclable). Greener alternatives are available, such as Kraft paper or newspapers, but the best of all (and our favourite) is the Japanese fabric wrapping technique.

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Build your own insect hotel

A garden full of animals is a healthy garden! We all know how important bees and other pollinating insects are, yet unbeknownst to most, our garden is an ecosystem in its own right where every inhabitant has a role to play.

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Make your own alternative christmas tree

6 million... the number of Christmas trees sold each year in France during the month of December. They are farmed and treated with pesticides and fertilisers which negatively impact the ecosystem. That’s without mentioning the non-recyclable artificial plastic trees... Other alternatives do exist so you can get creative and have fun with the family!

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Test natural halloween make up

Children love Halloween and any occasion is welcomed to do their best face paints! However, if we can avoid caking their faces with industrial products, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals and other allergenic perfumes, then all the better! Here's a fun and cost-effective homemade recipe that you can make with the kids.

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Make your own playdough

It is 100% natural, eco-friendly and safe: no plastic containers, dyes or toxic ingredients. Furthermore, it is harmless if swallowed.
Playdough is easy to make and a fun activity to do with the kids.

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Paint with vegetables

Besides avoiding solvent and chemical additive exposure, creating your own vegetable-based paint means opting for safe materials from renewable natural resources. Just some examples are onion peels, spinach leaves and beetroot.

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Innovate with your personnalised christhmas decorations

There are plenty of ideas for getting the family into the Christmas spirit.

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Create unique envelopes

We have a lot of scrap paper lying around in our homes that can easily find a second life, especially when it comes to sending love notes with homemade templates for unique envelopes!

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Opt for a Zero-Waste snack

Although it may be easier and more practical to opt for the classic pre-packed cake slices, it is not doing our children or beautiful planet any favours: packaging, overpackaging, plastic galore and not to mention the excess sugar, etc. What if a snack could be an unmissable opportunity to establish good eating habits?

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Invent your homemade sounds or smells game

A fun and educational activity that can be played alone, in pairs or in groups, and makes use of unused plastic caps!

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