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You won’t believe how great this recipe is!

You won’t believe how great this recipe is!

Cauliflower stumps. Great things huhn? For the compost heap maybe. But all that has changed with a recipe I came across on Lazy Girl Goes Green. She shares innovative ways to get a bit greener without TOO much effort. For Zero Waste Week, Trudi made a pledge to use up ALL food – including as […]

Filed in Blog by on December 10, 2014 6 Comments
Mrs Green has a rant

Mrs Green has a rant

As you know, I like to think of myself as the friendly face of recycling. How ever tiny your achievement, I’m here to big you up and make you feel as if you could take on the world.   No matter how small the step forward, I’m ready to make companies feel like they’ve taken […]

Filed in Blog by on November 26, 2014 13 Comments
Does this shop help us reduce food waste or make us buy more?

Does this shop help us reduce food waste or make us buy more?

There is so much confusion around Use By dates on food. The long and short of it is, USE BY dates are the ones you need to adhere to. They are linked to food safety and you’ll find them on products such as meat, fish and dairy. BEST BEFORE dates you can safely ignore – […]

Filed in Blog by on November 12, 2014 20 Comments
Can you help me?

Can you help me?

If you find this site helpful, find value in what you read here or have enjoyed participating in Zero Waste Week, I wonder if you could help me. For the past 12 years, Resource magazine has been celebrating the work of those in the waste and resources industry by publishing its annual list of movers […]

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How to Reduce your Waste

Dealing with Junk Mail

Dealing with Junk Mail

Mrs Green gets a nasty shock in the post

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on May 27, 2011 17 Comments
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips)

Are zero waste cotton buds (Q tips) available?

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on January 21, 2011 27 Comments
How to keep 550,000 tonnes of junk mail out of landfill

How to keep 550,000 tonnes of junk mail out of landfill

6 ways to reduce junk mail

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on December 3, 2010 17 Comments
Reduce food waste – three ways with tinned tomatoes

Reduce food waste – three ways with tinned tomatoes

How to prevent tins of tomatoes becoming food waste

Filed in Blog, Reduce by on September 12, 2010 18 Comments

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How to Reuse your Waste

25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub

25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub

In the good old days, Quality Street came in a tin which could be kept for years and reused once the contents were eaten. Sadly, the brand introduced plastic tubs in 2012, which can’t be easily recycled. However, Quality Street still has its ardent fans, one of whom contacted me recently. Jason wrote “I want […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on October 20, 2014 8 Comments
7 ways to reuse and recycle shoes

7 ways to reuse and recycle shoes

Zero hero Louay contacted me last week and said: “I have some shoes that are beyond giving to charity shops and so wondered if you knew of any way to recycle them?” Now I’m not sure what happens to shoes that are beyond wearing if you put them in a textiles bank – does anyone […]

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on April 12, 2014 3 Comments
Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls

Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls

Got a collection of laundry liquid dosing balls? Here’s how to reuse them!

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on April 5, 2014 4 Comments
How to upcycle a plastic tennis ball container

How to upcycle a plastic tennis ball container

Grandma Green upcycles a plastic tube into a vase!

Filed in Blog, Reuse by on March 17, 2014 3 Comments

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How to Recycle your waste

Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans

Planning a garage declutter? We show you how to recycle paint and empty cans

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on February 4, 2014 1 Comment
How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

How to recycle laminated plastic packaging

Can we recycle laminated plastic packaging such as crisp bags at last?

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on December 6, 2013
How to recycle polystyrene chips and get paid!

How to recycle polystyrene chips and get paid!

Discover how to get paid to recycle polystyrene chips!

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on July 22, 2013 1 Comment
How to recycle VHS tapes and audio cassettes

How to recycle VHS tapes and audio cassettes

One of our readers shares a top recycling tip for VHS tapes an audio cassettes

Filed in Blog, Recycle by on July 15, 2013 9 Comments