Archive for July, 2008

Celebrating two more Birthdays zero waste style

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Celebrating two more Birthdays zero waste style

As I shared on Friday; July is a busy Birthday month here at Chez Green. It was Mr Green’s Birthday on Saturday, Little Miss Green’s cousin’s the following day, plus there were two children’s friends birthdays at the beginning of July. This is the first time I’ve had to *do* Birthdays since being on the […]

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Weekly weigh in eight

Filed in Blog by on July 30, 2008 16 Comments
Weekly weigh in eight

Gosh, it looks huge doesn’t it? But it’s only half full – it was just an easy way to store our rubbish. This week the figures are a little high again, but there are two significant reasons for this. Firstly, I found out that I had been contaminating the plastic bottles recycling bank this week. […]

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Basic home recycling

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Basic home recycling

See how 90% of one day’s average kitchen waste can be recycled or composted. Welcome to the first of our ‘Basic recycling series’ on MyZeroWaste.com. Mrs. Green takes you on a tour of her kitchen¬†waste after one day and shows you how to turn rubbish into a recycling resource. Recycling is not always easy or […]

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Roll up, roll up for the Carnival of Trash

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Roll up, roll up for the Carnival of Trash

The sun is shining and the temperatures are soaring here in the UK. Yes I do believe summer has found us at last. So with testosterone levels matching summer temperatures, what better time to get a little hot and sticky and talk dirty? Yes, dear readers, I’m taking the baton from Mrs A next month […]

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Sunday roundup

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Sunday roundup

Welcome to our Sunday roundup. There are still a few days to get your mitts on a bokashi bin, courtesy of our generous friends at Natural Collection. All you have to do is come up with a slogan that we can use on our zero waste site. We’ve had some fantastic entries so far, but […]

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A story about food waste

Filed in Waste News by on July 25, 2008 6 Comments
A story about food waste

I found leads for this story on two great blogs¬† – Peter’s environmental notes and Russel’s Good Living Tips. This story from the BBC was published in June. It highlights one grocer’s situation in Bristol. Tim Down was ordered to throw away 520 kiwi fruit (thirty one 10-kilo boxes) by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) […]

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Zero waste Birthday presents

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Zero waste Birthday presents

I’m proud to announce the giving of two zero waste Birthday presents last week! Little Miss Green was invited to a friend’s sixth Birthday party. Her friend is very arty and likes to make things so it was craft materials I was after. I did think of putting together a kit from things around our […]

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Zero waste and saving money

Filed in Blog by on July 24, 2008 14 Comments
Zero waste and saving money

Joy and Rebecca over at Green Baby Guide asked me to take part in their first Thrifty Green Thursday carnival. The emphasis of their site is on combining eco friendly with frugal. Many people think that ‘being green’ involves lots of disposable income. When you look at solar panels, geothermal pumps and hybrid cars, it […]

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