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Our sustainability efforts – 2021

Here at Ailuna, we love helping you build habits that are good for you and for the planet. But what have we done as a business to make a positive impact in 2021, and what do we have planned to have an even greater impact in future? Read on to find out.

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The best alternatives to wrapping paper for 2021

The last in this year’s series of ways to make your Christmas that little bit more planet-friendly.

Most traditional wrapping paper contains plastic in the form of glitter or foil decoration, which renders it non-recyclable. Thankfully there are plenty of other options out there!

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Prepare Christmas dinner in advance

We spoke to self-confessed “freezer geek” and anti food waste advocate Kate Hall about how you can prepare Christmas dinner as much as a month in advance. These tips will help you save time on the big day, money AND help cut down Christmas food waste.

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Plastic-free party bag ideas

Hosting children’s parties in the past has usually meant sending party guests home with a plastic bag filled with plastic toys and gifts. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Check out our plastic-free party bag ideas to make your next kids’ party a little greener.

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10 books about building habits

Here at Ailuna, we love helping you build habits that are good for you and for the planet. We call them “habits with impact”. We’ve compiled a list of 10 books about building habits that we love.

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Easy meat-free meals

Thinking of reducing the amount of meat you eat but not sure what to make? Here are some easy meat-free meals to get you started. Simple, delicious crowd-pleasers for the whole family.

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Amazing uses for lemons

There are so many different uses for lemons, they’re truly versatile. From cleaning and cooking to freshening and even in the garden, here are our favourite uses for the not-so-humble lemon.

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The Waterwise Water Saving Week dare

The Ailuna featured dare series explores the issues that have inspired each of our dares, along with some facts and simple tips to get started. This time, we’re featuring our partnership with Waterwise UK and the Water Saving Week dare.

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DIY soy wax candle

If you like having candles around your home, why not try making your own with our DIY soy wax candle tutorial? It’s really quick and simple, and a great activity for adults and children alike.

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Christmas with impact!

It’s a very Merry Christmas from the Ailuna team In this post, we share some of the ways we’re trying to have a more eco-friendly Christmas – including some great Christmas trees!

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Dumpster diving! The rise of the freegan

‘Freeganism’ is a relatively new concept to a lot of us, but for Ailuna’s outdoor and alternative living guy, Emil, it’s something he’s been immersed in for a while. In this post, he explains what dumpster diving is (and whether it’s even allowed!)

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Low-waste skincare routine ideas from real people

At the end of a busy day, it can be hard to be mindful of the impact our skincare routine has on the environment. Here, we share the real-life low or zero waste skincare regimes of a group of people, to help inspire us to make a few little changes to our everyday routine.

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How to make your clothes last longer

Making sustainable buying choices when it comes to clothes is great. But the most green way to approach our wardrobes is to make sure the clothes we already have last as long as possible. Here’s how…

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How to recycle like a pro

Whilst most of us know how to recycle common items like paper, food and drinks cans and glass, what about more unusual items? We have spoken to recycling experts, who take us through the recycling process for items like batteries, laptops, crisp packets and tin foil. So you can recycle like a pro!

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Deserving the peak – how to participate in Friluftsliv

In the previous article, we looked at what friluftsliv is and why we need it – and I believe we
need it more so than ever. Now, you might have read the previous article and wondered why I didn’t go into details
about what activities comprises friluftsliv. That is entirely by design, because I believe that it
is not as important what you do, but how you do it. Read on, for the all-important “how”.

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Friluftsliv – what is it and how can it help us?

Over the past few years, a group of Scandinavian words has escaped the region’s borders and made themselves known to the rest of the world. Words like hygge, smorgasbord and
all of the nonsensical IKEA names have crept into mainstream media.
Friluftsliv is one of those words and is – like hygge – much more than just a word.

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