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Good Bye plastic (for now)

Filed in Waste News by on August 2, 2008 13 Comments
Good Bye plastic (for now)

I am starting an experiment to see if it’s possible to give up plastic for a month. By “give up” I mean not buying anything containing plastic or wrapped in plastic. So no more water bottles, take-away coffees or pre-packed sandwiches. No quick trips to the corner shop for a pack of chicken and some […]

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Mobile phone- love it hate, but don’t bin it

Filed in Blog by on August 1, 2008 11 Comments
Mobile phone- love it hate, but don’t bin it

My mobile phone; I love it, I hate it. I need it, I resist it. But one day, for certain I will have to bin it. That’s what modern technology and marketing feed us. A sure recipe for built in obsolescence and a desire for something newer, better and smarter. I was searching around for […]

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Basic home recycling

Filed in Videos by on July 29, 2008 51 Comments
Basic home recycling

See how 90% of one day’s average kitchen waste can be recycled or composted. Welcome to the first of our ‘Basic recycling series’ on MyZeroWaste.com. Mrs. Green takes you on a tour of her kitchen waste after one day and shows you how to turn rubbish into a recycling resource. Recycling is not always easy or […]

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Zero waste town in Eastern Japan

Filed in Videos by on July 16, 2008 10 Comments
Zero waste town in Eastern Japan

The rubbish collectors never come to Kamikatsu, a town on Shikoku Island in eastern Japan. The local council decided to go “Zero Waste” as it was cheaper and more environmentally friendly than buying an incinerator. Everything must be composted or sorted into one of 34 recycling categories. Environment analyst Roger Harrabin paid a visit. reference […]

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It’s official, out kerbside waste is too small.

Filed in Blog by on July 16, 2008 14 Comments
It’s official, out kerbside waste is too small.

We were half wondering this might happen and today it has! Are we happy, annoyed or just puzzled? Wednesday is our kerbside waste collection day and we dutifully weighed our tiny offering and packed it up neatly for collection. Ah, if only all the householders in our village had so little … the collector lorry […]

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Packaging helps supermarkets bag top spots in green poll

Filed in Waste News by on June 2, 2008 0 Comments
Packaging helps supermarkets bag top spots in green poll

Katie Allen, The Guardian, Monday June 2, 2008. High-profile green advertising campaigns by supermarkets appear to be paying off with five of the country’s biggest grocers coming out top in a survey of the most environmentally friendly brands. Campaigns to discourage plastic bag use and an emphasis on less packaging helped Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, […]

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our zero waste challenge – day one; stepping up to the challenge as a family

Filed in Blog by on June 2, 2008 17 Comments
our zero waste challenge – day one; stepping up to the challenge as a family

I’m so excited to be writing our first Zero Waste blog post. Excited about rubbish? You betcha! Our trusty dustbin is trembling with excitement too. For too long she has suffered the effects of our 21st century lifestyle and has been force fed all sorts of well, rubbish. It’s resulted in a warped tummy and […]

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Welcome to My Zero Waste first post!

Filed in Blog by on May 31, 2008 2 Comments
Welcome to My Zero Waste first post!

Welcome to our first blog post on My Zero Waste. If you’ve read some of our pages, you’ll see that we are a family of four (2 adults, 1 seven year old and an elderly cat), who have set ourselves the challenge of reducing our weekly rubbish. We’re launching this site in conjunction with the […]

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