Archive for April, 2009

Plastic and children’s toys

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Plastic and children’s toys

In our weigh in this week, I mentioned that we had some plastic in the landfill, from some fishing nets. One of the things that is really tough about trying to live a zero waste lifestyle is children’s toys. We keep toys to a minimum wherever possible and thankfully, Little Miss Green has such an […]

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weekly weigh in 49

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weekly weigh in 49

Mr Green’s comment when he saw me writing the title was ‘Oh my Goodness; nearly a full year!’ Yes, come the first week in June, it will be a year since we put our rubbish bin on a size zero diet. Well just to throw a spanner in the works, we really have supersized her […]

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Just thirty seconds of your time …

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Just thirty seconds of your time …

Over on the American Chemistry Council’s blog summit, I was inspired by a post from Amanda Wills, Assistant editor of Earth 911 about recycling. She asked her readers a question about ‘going green’ and I want to ask the same question about recycling. Please take a moment to complete the following sentence in the comments […]

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 8

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 8

It’s that glorious time of the week again when you are encouraged to knock something off your procrastination list. You know how great that feels! The ‘rules’ are that your chosen task must somehow help you to reduce your landfill waste. Then you can come back here, gloat about how good you’ve been in the […]

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A week of decluttering – day three

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A week of decluttering – day three

I decided to move out of the kitchen. There is still more to do, but I need a change of scenery. I decided to tackle our office. I’ve not been able to find a biro now for about 6 months. (and yes, I now know that I shouldn’t be using biros anyway, but I have […]

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A week of decluttering – day two

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A week of decluttering – day two

After sorting out some kitchen cupboards yesterday, I decided it was time to clean. I pulled everything out of the cupboard containing cooking oils and vinegars and was left with a bit of a mess. Not only were there plastic packets from baking ingredients such as coconut, ground almonds and semolina  to be disposed of, […]

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A week of decluttering

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A week of decluttering

We’ve been on holiday and I bet you never even noticed! Such is the beauty of modern technology. You can either be writing posts from the beach or you can set them up in advance and the tiny hamster kept in my laptop posts them up for me while I’m away.

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Back to the good old days

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Back to the good old days

I LOVED receiving my post this morning. Not just because of the contents, but you know how good packaging gets my juices flowing. Just look at this photograph! It contains three issues of the fabulous Sustained Magazine, edited by the equally exquisite David North.

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