Making your new year’s resolution stick

January, ‘tis the season for gym subscriptions in overdrive, the sound of blenders blitzing kale smoothies and wallets tightly closed until the summer sales. At Gram, we’ve been welcoming new customers this first week of the year, all with the new year’s resolution to cut down their trash. We love! But, how can you make […]

No presents please, I’m a wannabe minimalist

The art of saying no to presents without pissing off your family, and how to give without pissing off the planet.   Part of living “zero waste” is trying to live more simply, the idea is if you have less, you need less. I was a little sceptical about this when I first started trying […]

The no-sew old t-shirt bag

We’re getting crafty with an upcycling project for a zero-waste workshop we’re running later this week. This no-sew tote bag made from an old t-shirt takes c. 15 mins to make, it’s great to do with kids because there are no needles involved. Here’s how: 1. Find an old t-shirt in your wardrobe, or pick […]

The trouble with recycling

Most Scandinavians have a recycle or die attitude, it’s ingrained in both culture and values. But what if recycling was doing more harm than good? What if it was one of the biggest obstacles to people and companies reducing their waste? Treating the problem In Sweden we each create around 480kg of household waste per year, that’s about average compared with […]

Four plastic-free swaps

If you’re looking for some easy ways to start being more “zero waste” and cut down single use plastics, here are some simple swaps for everyday items. Don’t try to do them all at once (guaranteed fail), incorporate one into your daily routine, and when you’ve got used to it start another. 1. Cloth shopping bags Using […]

Energy balls done two ways

Raw balls are super quick to make and are packed with energy. Here we give you two ways of doing them. Personally I can’t get enough of the goji ones (that salty/sweet thing!) and my kids would say the same for the date & nut version. You can pick up everything you need for these at Gram, […]

From mess to less

Why I went zero waste In about the middle of 2015 I was coming out of a bit of a tricky period in my life, and consequently a period of intense consumerism. Clothes, trainers, kitchen appliances, cosmetics, stuff, stuff, stuff. Buying things made everything better. For five minutes. Then I read an article about a […]

Chickpea tagine

This warming dish is rich, spicy and fruity – perfect for a winter’s day. You can make it totally package-free with ingredients from Gram and a grocer like FG Halen at Malmö Saluhall. Note that the dry chickpeas need to be soaked over night. Ingredients 1 red onion 2 cloves garlic olive or rapeseed oil 150g chickpeas 4 fresh, […]

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