News RSS



Do you know what the recycling labels means?

Wealden District Council recycle a lot of different types of plastic at the kerbside via your recycling bin collection. There are also some places that will take plastic objects along with the shopping bags, many of these places are at the supermarkets. In general you can recycling the following in your bins including plastic, bottles, plastic pots such as yogurt pots, plastic tubs like the margarine pots, plastic trays and plastic bags and some types of plastic wrapping. Wealden do not take chemical bottles, plastic plant pots, hard plastic, polystyrene like coffee cups, bubble wrap, black plastic sacks, blister pack and cling film. Its always worth checking the labels for the recycling information and if you are not sure what each...

Continue reading



Go Plastic Free In July

Are you ready to go plastic free this July and beyond? Refusing single-use plastic is a great way to challenge yourself to live more sustainably and help the planet along the way. Good on you ( www.goodonyou.eco) have got some tips to help you kick that plastic. The problem We live in a plastic world. Plastic is present in every part of our day. The problem is that much of it is designed to be used briefly but last forever. It’s disturbing to realise that every toothbrush you have ever owned and every disposable coffee lid you’ve ever sipped from still exists somewhere. While some plastic can be recycled, most ends up in landfill or in the ocean, where it...

Continue reading



How could I forget such lovely winter warmers?

As the weather goes back to being rather chilly the family are asking for soups for lunch to keep warm, so we have been experimenting with a few different recipes including a lovely Tom Kerridge recipe for vegetable & lentil soup. I have never been a big fan of lots of different pluses but having a few in the shop I decided I should try them and see if I could get the family interested in cooking with them and eating them. The main thing that has put me off is that many of them need soaking overnight, so I have taken a bit of time to plan meals and as part of the planning been able to soak and...

Continue reading



Simply Weigh - Getting Started

Well, here we are, up and running as the new eco living / refill shop in Hailsham. It has been a little while in the development and is an odd time to open. I ended a role in fundraising at a local animal charity, having been in charity fundraising for over 20 years, and decided it was a good time to try something different. While I am not an eco-warrior, I am concerned about the environment I live in and the amount of plastic and food stuffs that go to waste. Having been following a few zero-waste stores and listening to the beloved Sir David Attenborough, I decided it was time for me to “make a difference – one small...

Continue reading