There was plenty to go and discover in 2015 and we’ve highlighted some fantastic experiences over the past few months. So what better way for us to kick off the new year than with some bite-sized highlights from 2015?


We urged you to check out some of the world-class attractions across the country that won’t charge you a penny to see them. From the ‘offbeat treats’ of London’s Science Museum to Dolly the Sheep at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, we had self-improvement on a shoestring sewn up.


The Real Junk Food Project was founded by Adam Smith in Leeds, and when we reported on it the café had fed more than 10,000 people using 20 tonnes of food waste saved from landfill. Based on a ‘pay as you feel’ concept, diners (and it’s not just for the homeless) are encouraged to think about what a plate of food really means to them.


More bite-sized highlights, back in December The Clothes Show hit the NEC in Birmingham and one exhibitor in particular caught our eye. Katie Jones’s ethos is ‘waste not’ and with this in mind she told us how she sources surplus materials and textile waste to craft her fabulous knitwear pieces. It all stems from her grandmother’s vision of creating something beautiful from nothing and we thought she was great!


And in October it was the turn of Britain’s social enterprises to shout about their achievements. Social Saturday was a chance for people to ‘buy social’ and meet the organisations changing our communities for the better with their innovative products and services. The Big Issue was there, naturally, along with some of the exciting enterprises we’ve featured in GoDoSeeBuy!