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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 6 Comments
One man’s waste is… another man’s waste…

One man’s waste is… another man’s waste…

The world’s gone mad I’m telling ya. We run a wood burner at Chez Green and friendly local farmers invite us onto their land to clear away old trees. We clear the land for free and in exchange get free heating – what’s not to love? Our neighbours frequently donate bits of wood to us […]

Filed in Blog by on October 4, 2014 19 Comments
An opportunity you just can’t miss! Zero Waste Week 2014

An opportunity you just can’t miss! Zero Waste Week 2014

You know that sinking feeling you get when you know you SHOULD be doing something, but you don’t know where to start? Or that sense that you really ought to be putting positive changes in place but it all feels too much? Imagine you decided to run the next marathon. Would you wake up one […]

Filed in Blog by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
How to stop food waste when temperatures soar

How to stop food waste when temperatures soar

I don’t know about you but the recent rising temperatures have resulted in more food waste. It’s been upward of 26 degrees in the Zero Waste Towers kitchen and I feel as though I’m surrounded by sweating, rotting stuff. Bananas turn brown as soon as the sun puts his hat on. Bread is sporting a […]

Filed in Blog by on July 29, 2014 5 Comments

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 6 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