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Use a bottle top to seal a bagBottle top bag sealer - see pic

Home Computers
the greenest one we can find -  – made in Sheffield!

SOAPNUTS, which are a wonderful eco friendly alternative to powders and liquids and have no chemicals to irritate the skin, are from a soap tree; use to clean and soften laundry, or make a household cleaning  liquid.  After all their uses the  nuts can be composted   - for ecoballs (not powder not  liquid not even a soapnut, just a ball that saves water and energy) plus other eco-friendly house-hold  products.
Other good websites are: which connects to   this site gives cleaning recipes using vinegar and bicarbornate of soda, 

If you are planning a brand new toilet have a look at TOILET SINKS.......a clever Japanese method of saving water…… using the water cistern as a handbasin before flushing the water used into the toilet bowl!!! see     and  for ways of making your own!

Compost Toilet Specialists in nearby Llanidloes   Ideal for Workshops  (Shrewsbury allotments have these!)

Toilet twinning - a charitable way of twinning your loo and thereby providing one for people in Burundi……

If you don’t want to buy a tool for a once in a while job, you may find that your neighbour has a tool  that is infrequently used that you can borrow.    is  where to look! This is  Community sharing leading to a reduction in consumption and your carbon footprint!  Be inspired to start one!       You may also be able to hire electrical tools from local hardware stores.

Avoid bottled water - see short video on  although an American slant, it still applies in UK



Abbey Hardware

Wonderful Hardware local shop....surprising what you can find here!  and they will give you the exact number you large packets!

15 Abbey Foregate


All kinds of jobs and repairs.



Environmentally friendly cleaning service; domestic and small commercial

Ethical consumer

All purchases ethical. Get the background and insight into consumerism.

Gives ideas on D.I.Y. non-toxic cleaning products.

Garden Organic

Dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening.

Heritage (i.e no longer obtainable from seed companies) seeds can be obtained by joining Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library.


Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry


18 acre permaculture project run courses, events, celebration, nature and sell fruit trees/ bushes.


Larry Jones

Tree Work – Wrekin Woodsman
Coppice material and products, woodland management.


07976 957522.

Organic catalogue

Dedicated to promoting Organic growing for more than 50 years.

Seeds,plants,pest control etc.

Seedy Sunday

Promotes seed swaps, the growing of local plants and preservation of biodiversity.

Severn Hospice Furniture Store

Donated furniture, home and electrical items can be purchased.

They offer a delivery service on purchased furniture items AND a FREE collection service.


57 Ennerdale Road
01743 211092

Shropshire Organic Gardeners (SOGS)

Active society of organic gardeners. Talks and visits.

Watch out for Potato Day, where you can buy organic seed spuds and other plants - usually 2nd weekend in February.

Soil Association

Promotes organic principles. Runs certification scheme for growers and suppliers.

Stroud community Seed Bank

Inspiring community project of 'seed guardians.


Suffolk Herbs/kings seeds

Organic vegetable seeds.

the chair house

Upcycled chairs for home, & business.

The Permaculture Association

Information, events and news