Mrs Green’s recycling stories of the week

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Find out how to use up those breadcrumbs

Find out how to use up those breadcrumbs

Morning lovelies,

It’s my favourite part of the week – time to share the link love!

Each story will help us move towards a zero waste future by addressing the reduce, reuse, recycle theme.

Reusing Breadcrumbs

Over on Growing things and making things, Rachel has found a new use for old breadcrumbs.

I was attracted to this post because I invented my own ‘bread crusts’ recipe the other week, but I’m always on the lookout for other people’s recipes.

Check out Rachel’s brown bread ice cream recipe.

Reusing scraps

One of our regular readers, Michelle Morgan runs Eco-Centricity; an environmental arts company making recycled crafts.

Recently some of her plans came into fruition and she launched her Eco-Centricity Scrap Store in Sway, Hampshire.

Scrap and waste materials will be collected and made available for re-use to local groups and individuals for a small membership fee. Non members can also pick up scrap for a small charge. The scrap store is not a charity, but aims to be a more than profit organisation; working with local business, like minded groups and voluntary organisations, to create a cleaner, greener future.

Read more about the Eco Centricity Scrap Store.

Plastic bag free day

Over in the US, July 3 is International Plastic Bag-Free Day!

Organised by Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, International Plastic Bag-Free Day encourages people to host events and sign petitions to promote plastic bag-free living.

Read more with “Celebrate plastic bag independence

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 have made a note of what to donate as I often have bubble wrap that I throw away. Make a note to save any that I come across to keep in future to send.

  2. Thanks for sharing my venture, Mrs G!
    Love the sound of brown bread ice cream, Unusual, and frugal too! :)

  3. Jeremy Hunter says:

    First found this site looking for info on PLA for a tweet… Really liking it so far!

    As far as recycling bread go, there are hundreds of things you can use with bread crumbs, namely the use as a way of making burgers with meat that has a low fat content… but more interestingly, the use of stale bread… if your loaf has gone stale (good bread goes stale before it goes mouldy, after all) then cut off the bottom. Like the “trenchers” of yore, this can be used with stew as a plate. The stew then seeps, ever so slightly, into the bread, softening it and giving you a faintly meaty but definitely delicious plate ;) but the best thing about it, one less thing to wash up!

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