Recycling stories from around the world

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Mrs Green's green stories from around the net

Mrs Green's green stories from around the net

Welcome to another round up of some of the fab green stories I’ve read on my travels around the ‘net.

Each story will inspire you to make changes or think about your own lifestyle, so we can all live that little bit more zero waste.

From Trash to Art

On the flat homeschool, Kelleigh shared a link to the Imagination Factory’s Trash matcher.

It’s an inspirational site to help you take ‘junk modelling’ to the next level.

It includes making jewellery from junk mail, Christmas ornaments from polystyrene and artist trading cards from wallpaper samples as well as stacks of other creative ideas.

zero waste A-Z

Over on zero waste lifestyle, Sonja shares a brilliant A-Z.

I’d been planning one of these for ages, but she’s put pen to paper and shared some gems. Thanks Sonja!

head over and read her “Zero waste ABC

Natural dyeing

One fantastic way to reduce textiles and clothing waste is to dye old items.

But dyeing comes with it’s own set of issues such as packaging from the dyes and toxic chemicals used.

Kira has the answer with her experiments in natural dyeing. She attended a workshop which she equates to cooking, not chemistry, and shares a photo of her wonderful creations.

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. Antonio Pachowko says:

    But Mrs G Cooking is chemistry. There is no point denying this

  2. Thanks for the mention. I’m sure there is more to the zero waste ABC-I hope people will leave a comment if they think of something else I missed out!
    Best Wishes
    Sonja

  3. Jane says:

    Distracted by work my husband is prone to put his work pens in his pocket without their lids. I have a collection of shirts which are too good to throw away but which I am considering dyeing. Only as you say there are issues, just as there are issues about the bleach I occasionally use on the white shirts to get ink spots off. Oh and I have written to the Japanese or Korean manufacturer for help but had no reply and I have suggested different pens… It is so much easier with the kids!

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Jane: Unfortunately I don’t think natural dyes would be any good for covering up ink pens. Send your husband to the naughty step!

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