Roundup of reduce, reuse, recycle stories

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Planning a zero waste valentine's day

Planning a zero waste valentine's day

Welcome to my roundup of some of the best reduce, reuse, recycle stories on the net.

Each story will help us take steps towards a zero waste future.

Cunning Calendar reuse

Last week I came up with 4 ways to recycle or reuse your 2010 calendars. It was a popular post with many people coming along to share their wonderful ideas.

Over on Last Biscuit, Sooz shared how she had printed out new engagement parts for her calendar because she loved the pictures so much.

Check out her “Cunning calendar reuse” to see how she did it.

Reducing Food Waste

I’m really excited to share Julie’s new site, VegBox Menu. Julie runs Organikal which is all about her organic lifestyle.

VegBox Menu will be a vegetarian menu planning resource and Julie created it to stop those ‘what shall I have for dinner?’ moments.

You can see what Julie has been creating in the kitchen and get some inspiration for using up all those vegetables before they go off! As a brand new site there isn’t much on there yet, but it promises to be an excellent resource over time. I’ve already got my eye on her chickpea, potato and carrot curry.

Zero Waste Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and cupid is finely tuning his bow and arrow (although you could be forgiven for thinking it was Easter when you look around the shops).

Personally Mr Green and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day; after all, EVERY day is an excuse to say “I love you”!

This year, I’m reviewing a post I wrote a couple of years for ideas for a zero waste Valentine’s Day. From landshare dedications to bottles of bubbly, you’ll find it all!

What about you – what great stories have you read this week?

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 love reading about what you have found out Rae. My news – have emailed Sainsbury’s about their recycling banks at the branch I go to and wait reply. The mixed plastic banks are overflowing and wanted to know why.

  2. Thanks so much for the mention, Mrs Green ๐Ÿ™‚ Some tasty ideas coming up next week – I didn’t realise it would be having so much impact on what we choose to eat!

  3. Mrs Green says:

    @Julie Day: Wahee – well done Julie; can’t wait to see if they respond ;)They may well say that the council are responsible for collections, so I await with baited breath.

    @Julie Gibbons: You’re so welcome; I’m plugged in to your RSS and awaiting your next recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alyson says:

    We don’t do valentines day either. As you say ‘everyday is an excuse to say I love you!’. My son asked me this morning when it all started. I didn’t know so I suggested we research it after school.

  5. Mrs Green says:

    @Alyson: ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be interested to see what you discover. My understanding is that it was initiated by Hallmark cards! But that could be the conspiracy version ๐Ÿ˜‰

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