Sunday Round up

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The Green's bringing you the Sunday Round up

The Green's bringing you the Sunday Round up

Well the first week of spring was a little cold and grey, but we’ve had a good week with regards to zero waste.

Here is a roundup of this week’s stories where you’ll find everything you need to know about reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.

Waste and recycling survey

If you’re local (ie Forest of Dean) and you have an opinion about waste and recycling, be sure to fill in the county council’s “Waste and recycling survey“. They want to know what you think about existing facilities and more importantly, what you want to see in the future.

Free seeds

The BBC Dig In campaign are offering five packs of free seeds to anyone in the UK. Find out how to get your free seeds here so you can dig in and grow your own. Tell us what you are growing this year too.

‘5 things’ challenge

Feeling overwhelmed with clutter? My ‘5 things’ challenge could be just what you need. If you join in now, you’ll be able to get rid of over 1000 things from you home by the end of the year and you won’t even feel the pain! Come and sign up for the challenge.

zero waste meals

This week I knocked up a quick and satisfying meal using up leftovers. Food waste is a big problem in the UK, so come and tell us what meals you create out of ‘waste’ to inspire all our readers.

Ella’s kitchen recycle their packaging

Alison from Ella’s Kitchen told us about their new partnership with Terracycle. Now your little ones can enjoy organic, healthy food and the packaging can be fully recycled into new products.

Food waste Friday

Did we get through a week without creating food waste? And what about our dustbin demon this week; what’s threatening to languish in the landfill? Come and find out what we’ve wasted and share your results too!

Coming up

Mr Green is making a very exciting announcement tomorrow about a new website; he can’t wait to share it with you. It promises to give you all the answers to zero waste shopping and we need some of you to come and test the site out before it goes live. We’ll have an update from Sian and her family to see how they are getting on with their own zero waste challenge. Plus we have exciting news about deposits on bottles -they’re back!

About the Author ()

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. I’ll test out the new site for you, just send me the link.

  2. Grandma Green says:

    If you want the views of an Elder, I’ll test out your new site.

  3. Jane says:

    I’m looking forward to the new site.

    I was given some chocolates – you know the know the ones – small, spherical and bumpy and covered in gold foil. Yum – but they came in a see-through hard plastic box with no recycling info : (

  4. Mrs Green says:

    Thank you all – the link will be given out tomorrow and I’ll get back to you to test it out for us 🙂

    Hope you enjoyed the chocs, Jane. Well meaning relatives and neighbours insisted on giving us eggs despite the fact we don’t celebrate it, have a sugar intolerant child and don’t want the packaging 😀 Never mind; it’s the thought that counts 😉

  5. Jane says:

    @Mrs Green: I’d enjoy the chocs more if I could recycle the packaging!

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