Archive for May, 2008

All about My Zero Waste

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All about My Zero Waste

We welcome new readers to our site. Whenever I visit a new website I want to know all about the people behind the words and about the idea behind the site. Here are some FAQs about us. Feel free to add yours in the comments below and we’ll answer them here! Who are you? We […]

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Welcome to My Zero Waste first post!

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Welcome to My Zero Waste first post!

Welcome to our first blog post on My Zero Waste. If you’ve read some of our pages, you’ll see that we are a family of four (2 adults, 1 seven year old and an elderly cat), who have set ourselves the challenge of reducing our weekly rubbish. We’re launching this site in conjunction with the […]

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Monthly challenge for June

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Monthly challenge for June

Monthly challenge for June For the first month, we’re going to ease you gently into the idea of reducing your rubbish and the amount of waste you send to landfill each week. We’re nice like that. This month we’re setting you the challenge of becoming aware of the recycling facilities that are available in your […]

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WCI student isolates microbe that lunches on plastic bags

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WCI student isolates microbe that lunches on plastic bags

by Karen Kawawada at The Record. May 22 2008. Getting ordinary plastic bags to rot away like banana peels would be an environmental dream come true. After all, we produce 500 billion a year worldwide and they take up to 1,000 years to decompose. They take up space in landfills, litter our streets and parks, […]

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Supermarkets failing to reduce packaging

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Supermarkets failing to reduce packaging

by Karen McVeigh, The Guardian, Thursday May 29, 2008. Supermarkets are falling behind local high street retailers and markets in reducing packaging waste, a survey has found. Up to 38% of food packaging in a typical supermarket shopping basket cannot be recycled, according to a report by the Local Government Association. Its second investigation into […]

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June’s Dustbin Demon

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June’s Dustbin Demon

Ladies and Gentlemen. We present to you this month’s Dustbin Demon: The plastic cork! Hands up who has noticed that more and more bottles of wine contain a plastic cork? Prior to our zero waste challenge, these corks have gone in the bin without note. They’re only tiny, they weigh next to nothing, no big […]

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