Press for success: four tips from readers on the best ways to sell secondhand clothes

Press for success: four tips from readers on the best ways to sell secondhand clothes

Price and cleanliness are key to recycling fashion – and friends, charities, theatre groups and even museums will take quality castoffsSelling your clothes isn’t just great for the environment, it also helps free up space in your wardrobe (for more secondhand clothes).When asked for tips for selling unwanted clothing, Guardian… 

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‘Get rid of your green waste bin and let leaves rot into the soil,’ says garden expert

RHS Wisley garden manager says composting at home saves money and creates habitat for hedgehogs and invertebratesGet rid of your green waste bin if you want to make your soil more healthy and save money, a Royal Horticultural Society expert has said.Sheila Das, a garden manager at the charity’s Wisley… 

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The EU’s ‘right to repair’ rule is truly radical – British builders should copy it wholesale | Phineas Harper

The construction sector accounts for 62% of waste: that could be drastically cut if we chose refurbishment over demolitionMy first phone was a Nokia 3210, a cute grey brick with just enough computing power to run Snake. Compared with today’s sleek 5G touchscreen devices it was pretty pants, except in… 

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‘A special bond between music and art’: Bath piano shop turns old parts into palette

From an eagle to Elton John, the Played and Remade project enables artists to ‘make something magical’ from free materialsThe task of loading once-loved but now unwanted pianos into a van and carting them off to the recycling centre is a disheartening and melancholy one. So a music shop in… 

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How to ditch disposable cups – and transform the way you enjoy coffee | Maddie Thomas

These cafes are determined to steer customer habits back away from single-use cupsChange by Degrees offers life hacks and sustainable living tips each Saturday to help reduce your household’s carbon footprintGot a question or tip for reducing household emissions? Email us at [email protected] everyone has a reusable cup (or three)… 

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‘Huge disappointment’ as UK delays bottle deposit plan and excludes glass

Scheme for plastic bottles and cans put back to 2027 while environment minister says glass recycling ‘unduly’ complex A UK deposit return scheme for recycling drinks bottles has been delayed to 2027, meaning it will not be in place until almost a decade after it was proposed.Campaigners say the delay… 

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M&S and Oxfam trial postal donation bags for ‘unwearable’ clothes

Scheme is part of effort to reduce ‘staggering’ quantities of textiles going to landfill or incineratorInstead of throwing stained, ripped and misshapen clothing in the bin, Britons are being asked to stick the dregs of their wardrobe in the post in a trial aimed at tackling the “staggering” quantity of… 

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Income and power from cow manure | Letter

Joy Clancy suggests anaerobic digesters could transform the waste into biogas and liquid fertiliserThere is a well-established solution to preventing cow manure spews into our rivers: anaerobic digestion (Most UK dairy farms ignoring pollution rules as manure spews into rivers, 19 April). The manure is put into a closed container… 

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Most UK dairy farms ignoring pollution rules as manure spews into rivers

Exclusive: 80% of Welsh dairy farms inspected, 69% of English ones, 60% in Scotland and 50% in Northern Ireland breaching regulationsThe majority of UK dairy farms are breaking pollution rules, with vast amounts of cow manure being spilled into rivers.When animal waste enters the river, it causes a buildup of… 

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How to store half a lemon – and 17 other ways to keep leftover food fresh

What should you do with opened tins, cut avocados and egg yolks that weren’t required in your recipe? Chefs and food experts tell allAttention home cooks: do you, like me, have half a lemon, perhaps encased in a beeswax wrap or clingfilm, sitting in your fridge? Half a cucumber, going… 

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Key climate language poorly understood by majority in UK, poll finds

Terms such as ‘green’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ understood only by minority, says studyThe British public has a worryingly low understanding of language around the climate crisis and environmental policies to reduce waste, according to the findings of a survey.Only a quarter of people questioned clearly understood the term “green”… 

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Australians should cut clothes shopping by 74% for the climate – here are three ways to get started

From buying nothing new to limiting yourself to five purchases a year, fashion challenge adherents share their methods for reducing consumptionTo combat global heating, people in wealthy countries need to stop buying so many clothes. Australians buy more cheap fashion than any other wealthy nation, according to the Berlin-based thinktank… 

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