Reduce and recycle stories

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the zero waste home in California

the zero waste home in California

Morning all, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

On Sundays I share some reduce, reuse, recycle link love from around the world in the hope that some of these stories can inspire us all to live a more sustainable and zero waste lifestyle.

Zero Waste home

As you’ll be aware I’m on a decluttering mission this year (although I seem to say that every year!)

I have an image in my mind of an ordered home with a place for everything and everything in its place.

Unfortunately, living with Mr Hoarder I’m unlikely to realise that dream, except, perhaps in one room that I don’t let him in to!

However I do take inspiration from the Johnson family in California who have no rubbish in their home and no landfill waste either …

Take a read of “The zero-waste home

Recycling newspaper

I don’t know about you, but now that the snow has disappeared and the days appear to be warmer, my thoughts are turning to the garden.

Over on No Ordinary Homestead, Tiffany shared a post a couple of years ago about repurposing newspaper for seedling pots.

Here are zero waste towers we use the cardboard inners from toilet rolls to make our own biodegradable pots, but these recycled newspaper pots look wonderful and I’m going to have a go myself.

Using up stale bread

Over on Cooking in Venice, Barbara shares a lovely recipe for  using up stale bread.

Not only that, but the recipe is in Italian too for our new readers!

It’s a variation on a theme of bread and butter pudding – there are lots of different recipes out there, and this one with orange peel and almonds sounds yummy! I’m definitely going to give this one a go…

Coming up on the site next week: I’ll be giving you the low down on my ‘decluttering without waste’ mission, sharing a frugal ‘use it up!’ recipe and you’ll need to clean your ears because we’re going to be discussing cotton buds (Q tips). Don’t miss it!

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. Julie Day says:

    I know you can buy a seed potter from Natural Collection. It’s in the current sale brochure I’ve just been sent.

    You and me both still on decluttering missions. Next on my agend is my computer desk.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @Julie Day: Yes, I’ve seen them – never used one but I hear they are good. Hope the computer desk declutter is going well!

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