Archive for August, 2008

Sunday round up twelve

Filed in Blog by on August 31, 2008 5 Comments
Sunday round up twelve

Good morning, good morning, It’s our last day of frivilous plastic packaging consumption before our zero waste week. Are you joining in with our challenge and putting yourself forward for winning lots of prizes? All you have to do is sign up to pledge to reduce your rubbish, carry out the action and come back […]

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Zero waste media work

Filed in Blog, Videos by on August 29, 2008 17 Comments
Zero waste media work

As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post; we had an ‘open house’ for the media. We wanted to try and get some local coverage for next week’s zero waste week. Little Miss Green thought media work sounded easy and decided to demonstrate how to use our home made can crusher. She forgot to mention the word […]

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Preparations for zero waste week

Filed in Blog by on August 28, 2008 18 Comments
Preparations for zero waste week

Some good news for me regarding zero waste week. Recently I’ve been having a bit of a tussle with my conscience. I’ve been vegetarian for around 20 years, believing it to be better for me, better for animals and perhaps better for the environment. However, my focus has been on the packaging of foods recently […]

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Weekly weigh in twelve

Filed in Blog by on August 27, 2008 12 Comments
Weekly weigh in twelve

T’was the weigh in before our zero waste challenge (Roll up, roll up and join in the fun). Last week was pretty, well, rubbish with a rather gruesome 177gms. This week, however, we have earned ourselves gold stars, fairy dust and smiley faces all round. I found myself hearing, ‘Well, this looks pretty good’, as […]

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How to recycle books the zero waste way

Filed in Blog by on August 26, 2008 24 Comments
How to recycle books the zero waste way

Photo Credit (and a great way to keep books from the landfill!) Better World Books Further to my post last week about recycling books, I’ve been having a think about the best ways to find them new loving homes, zero waste style. People mentioned a couple of my favourites in the comments section, so I […]

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How to pack a reduced waste lunch box

Filed in Blog by on August 25, 2008 22 Comments
How to pack a reduced waste lunch box

When I was standing with my foot helplessly on the first rung of the ladder of my bank job many years ago, my packed lunch consisted of: Sandwiches wrapped in cling film or a plastic sandwich bag A chocolate bar or individually wrapped biscuit A yogurt, or similar, in a small plastic pot A packet […]

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Sunday round up eleven

Filed in Blog by on August 24, 2008 8 Comments
Sunday round up eleven

We have a week to go before our zero waste challenge and our pledge and win competition takes off. We already have a number of people signed up. So eager are they to save the world that they’ve started already and are sending in their experiences and feedback! There’s still time to sign up and […]

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Why ‘green’ men are more sexy

Filed in Blog by on August 22, 2008 13 Comments
Why ‘green’ men are more sexy

If you’re a slob in your pad, you maybe missing out in your bed. In a survey in Nuts Magazine, women were asked what they found most attractive in men. Surprisingly, they put caring about the environment top of their list, above a good sense of humour. Mmmm. It’s true that men who show more […]

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