Mrs Green’s six stories on Sunday

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Creative reuse of glass jars from ReNest this week

Creative reuse of glass jars from ReNest this week

Time for a little reading around the green blogosphere with my six stories on a Sunday. This is my opportunity to share some great stories from around the world which focus on reduce, reuse, recycle or composting. Anything that helps us all move towards a zero waste future.

First up, I came across a new blog called ‘ A clean life’. This week Stephen and Spencer ask us to imagine what a zero waste country could look like and tell us 5 things about zero waste.

Over on Re-nest, ideas for glass jar reuse have been taken one step further with some beautiful creations.  From simple uses like vases to more elaborate night light holders, you’ll be sure to find something to delight your senses. They make our ideas of using old glass jars to store nuts and bolts look positively dull! Find out more with their ‘Don’t throw out that jar! post.

Mike, aka the Urban organic gardener, has turned his fire escape into a food producing haven. This week he picked his first salad and did a video about his experience. It was truly amazing to watch a man so moved by the experience of growing his own food. Watch him ramble on about his harvest, whilst clearly lost for words, with his “farm to plate” post!

Always a man of wise words, Peter, over at Environmental notes keeps us all inspired and uplifted with his “It is the answer to our environmental problems“. If you find yourself asking ‘what difference can I make?’ this post will remind you how powerful you are.

Mrs A, over on the Rubbish Diet has astounded me with her pledge for WRAP’s Recycle week. I thought our pledge was huge, but hers involves a community recycling project. If haven’t done so already go and read what she is up to with her “Blogger let loose for recycle week” post

Finally, I’m going to be naughty and link to myself. I found a fabulous reuse for old plastic bottles that I’m eager to share with you. If you have slugs in your garden, then  my “Reuse plastic bottles for slug collars” video is for you!

What about you? Are there any amazing stories you want to share with us?

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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 G – Just had to pop over before heading off to bed and wow, what fabulous links. I love the glass jar one in particular. It reminds me of something that Peter from Junkk.com once said to me about the power of collecting lots of the same type of thing and how effective it is when you put them together. That is so true of the glass ideas. And thanks for the link. I dropped off the bin at the local church today. Suddenly it’s all become very very real 😀

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @Almost Mrs Average: I love the quote from Peter, Mrs A and some of the ideas were lovely weren’t they – so simple, but so effective. I hope your back gets better today – we don’t want the troops laid flat in bed during recycle week 😉 Great to see the local Church supporting your venture.

  3. Monty says:

    Online resource for finding local recycling centers – learn how to recycle and protect the environment at 1800Recycling.com

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Monty: Monty; it’s a great resource; thank you. We would prefer if you come along and have a chat with us rather than put the same comment in on three articles on the site – that inda feels like spam and none of us like that; even if it IS relevent!

    I have deleted the other two comments and I look forward to you sharing more useful information with us and our readers across the rest of the site. it really is a great resource you set up there; please come and tell us more about it and how it is serving your readers in the US.

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