Are you taking part in zero waste week?

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recycle for gloucestershire zero waste week

Gloucestershire zero waste week takes place 26th January 2009 until 1 March 2009. It’s an opportunity for you to have a go at reducing your waste. By recycling what you can, composting and reusing where possible you can make a dramatic difference to the amount of landfill waste your household creates each week.

Some of the suggested pledges are to use reusable shopping bags, start composting more or use your kerbside collection boxes. All the details are on the Recycle For Gloucestershire site.

We’ve created a marvellous page especially for those people taking part. It’s a place for you to share your plans, ask for help, get support and generally to have a bit of a jolly old knees up while we all do something to benefit the environment.

Please come along and leave your comments. Even if you don’t live in the area, jump in anyway with your own zero waste week and support those who are taking part!

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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. Compostwoman says:

    Its a VERY good and interesting roadshow ( speaking as a expert in such things from my Herefordshire Master Composting experiences.

    You get some lovely, useful CARBON NEUTRAL(!) goodies as well for visiting them!

    Lovely people who are doing a really good job.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Compostwoman – it was lovely to meet you there and I thought it was great too – the team are doing an excellent job to recruit new members. 🙂

  3. sandy humphreys says:

    I have been trying to reduce for a few months now, the thing I find hard is we have a dog, and always pick up after her, but it would be nice to compost this at home, somehow or other, (but not in our compost bins) has anybody any ideas

  4. Mrs Green says:

    Hello Sandy; welcome to the site. This is a regular conversation here on My Zero Waste!
    There are dog loos, if you have a big enough garden for one, and there are pet poo loos (which is a kind of wormery specifically designed for dog poop). But some of our readers flush it down the toilet!
    Would any of those ideas work for you?

  5. Poppy says:

    We used to have a dog loo, but I filled it in when I had a too curious toddler on the scene. I would love to open it up again now, but I really don’t have the same energy as I did when I put it in some 15 years ago 🙁

    It needed a huge great hole lined with stone and gravel. You then put the loo, (which is basically a bucket with holes in the bottom) into the hole, then just fill in all round. There was a bottle of some chemical stuff with it, but after a while I made do with a bucket of water or a blast from the hosepipe.

    Most of my dogs waste now goes into the council dog waste bins, as I like the idea that it will all veg in a corner somewhere together out of harms way.

  6. Mrs Green says:

    @Poppy: thanks for adding that Poppy. It’s always better to hear from someone who has actually experienced some of these things. Did you find the dog loo worked effectively? Mr Green seems to remember finding his just filling up and overflowing; but that was many years ago. What about smell?

  7. Poppy says:

    It was fine Mrs G. I think you need to get the drainage right, perhaps Mr G didn’t put enough hardcore underneath. It was a little wiffy when I aimed the hosepipe at it, but that didn’t last long once the lid was back down.

  8. Mrs Green says:

    Thank you poppy – hopefully your successful adventures can inspire others.

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