Sunday roundup fifteen

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Good morning and welcome to our final Sunday roundup of the summer season! Yes I know it’s only seemed like summer for the past two days, but such is life in merry old England.

We began this week with news of Winchester County Council’s “Taste it don’t waste it” campaign which was set up to solve the food waste issue.

We went shopping at our local craft shop, Taurus Crafts and what a lot of fun with had with many zero waste goods to be found. Find out what items we found without excessive packaging.


By the middle of the week I was into some serious decluttering, find out how I got on and whether I ended up putting things in the landfill or not.

As the week progressed, I moved from decluttering my own study to Little Miss green’s bedroom.  Find out what triggered this momentous task into operation.

Towards the end of the week we posed the question, “How do I recycle builders merchants bulk bags?” Find out what conclusions we reached.

Even though we’re coming to the end of September, I managed to get the  Dustbin Demon for this month. Discover what pesky piece of plastic has ended up dumped in the landfill of shame this month.

Yesterday, we heard from Kristal; the A level textile student that we have been supporting. She has amassed enough bottle tops for her sustianable fashion project. So thank you to everyone who donated to the cause.

Mr Green has been thinking about the concept of throwing things away. Just where is away, and what happens to all the stuff that goes there?

Don’t forget, to join in with the latest discussions on our site and read more of our articles.

Next week I have more decluttering planned and we’ll be getting back to our weekly weigh ins. Hopefuly I’ll have the September challenge up before we move into October and we have some great discounts lined up for you. So stay tuned and have a wonderful Sunday xxxx

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth’s fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Hi Mrs Green,

    It has been a very busy time for you with many issues to address. The best aspect of all is the number of people taking up the Zero Waste challenge each with their own perspective.

    The conclusion of the September pledges is also something to look forward to with the many superb efforts produced in such a short time. I was amazed at some of these newcomer contributions. After my gradual realisation of Zero Waste goals, this has been a memorable experience.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    Hi John,
    I agree, the zero waste challenge was great and with so many participants too! We’re still working through the momentous task of announcing the winners; I just hope we can get it sorted by the end of the month. I want to give EVERYONE something for all their hard work!

  3. Hi Mrs Green,

    As you rightly say, everyone deserves praise for their efforts. However, there have been some particularly outstanding contributions by various people which show that the Zero Waste challenge can be a part of a family lifestyle.

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