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Thank you for voting for me! I’m officially a ‘waste wizard!’ (3 comments)
Congratulations ! More human than wizard 😉 […]
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Zéro Déchet – Greener Daddy
2016-02-03 15:53:26
5 ways to move house – the Zero Waste way! (2 comments)
Having moved to 12 flats & houses over 35 years I agree with all Flo says but label or mark boxes 3 places – a short side, a long side & on top & ask everyone helping that no matter how they are stacked one side or the top must be visible […]
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Lorna
2016-01-30 19:05:56
Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic? (10 comments)
Hi graham. Did you find any additional information regarding cardboard processing and its safety in the compost? I know its 2016 now so not sure if this thread will be active. Thanks […]
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jackie
2016-01-24 07:56:19
6 Reuse ideas for builders merchants bulk bags – in the garden (3 comments)
Some builders merchants offer to take the bags back, once you have run out of ideas of reusing them.
Hildegard […]
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Hildegard Hill
2016-01-16 22:42:13
Could you manage with a MONTHLY landfill collection? (18 comments)
What do other countries do about disposable nappies – adults’ and children’s? We have an increasing number of elderly people in their 90s now leaving hospital catheterised and/or using pads. This used to be called clinical waste but now seems to be […]
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Philippa
2016-01-13 21:04:04
7 ways to recycle shredded paper (43 comments)
I create paper blocks from my shredded paper and I am now using them to line my garage roof as insulation. And some people mentioned wasting electricity. Not for me. My shredder used a transformer to go from 240V to 12V. I removed the transformer and […]
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Rich Haynes
2016-01-07 23:17:49
Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls (8 comments)
You could be onto something there, Patrick – thanks for the idea! […]
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Mr Green
2016-01-07 11:30:30
How do you recycle builders merchants bulk bags (27 comments)
Claire, thank you for such a comprehensive response; it’s great to hear from someone ‘on the inside’ who can share insight and add value to the conversation… […]
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Mr Green
2015-12-31 13:51:48
Would you like a bag? (37 comments)
I work in retail. We don’t offer bags. But I always wondered why people ask for a “small bag”. This request is independent of how large the purchase. Maybe it is deep down they know they are being bad for the earth. […]
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donald
2015-12-14 19:33:47
Any ideas about recycling vinyl banners? (23 comments)
Hi , my name is Adelaide.
Is it possible to come to take those used banners for my charity, I am interested in having those banners and tapolines. I don’t mind to come and get everything you have .
Adelaide kuchler […]
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Adelaide Kuchler
2015-12-09 00:59:46
How to have a zero waste Christmas, when every man and his dog wants to buy you something (11 comments)
Thanks for this post,my daughter has just bought me 25 kilner bottles for Christmas from Gumtree. Thanks for the ideas […]
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Chris
2015-12-06 16:18:38
Four ways to use less plastic and save money (5 comments)
Straws used to be made out of paper – and you can still find these if you look hard enough. Better than plastic.

I remember unwinding them as a child… We used to have to amuse ourselves before TV and computer games! […]

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Philippa
2015-11-27 10:23:19
FAQs (25 comments)
Hey Catherine,

Good to hear from you – thanks for checking out the site and taking time to leave a comment. Well your idea sounds really interesting. How about you put together 10 questions for us to take a look at? […]

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Mrs Green
2015-11-23 16:35:08
Welcome Wandsworth Radio listeners! How to have a sustainable Christmas (3 comments)
I think you have it in one there Mrs Green! But how we change that burden of obligation is difficult to know.

And no there is no easy answer to Christmas – and I wonder if HFW will be back in the New Year with another war on waste covering Christm […]

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Christine
2015-11-11 16:31:01
How to recycle plastic hangers in Gloucestershire (5 comments)
I have a shop and can use unwanted hangers they seem to be a lot weaker lately. When they do start to break I repurpose the metal hook by bending over the threaded end. Banding hangers together (rubber bands from the postman) and leaving them out for […]
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helensallsorts
2015-11-09 06:40:47
Facing Someday… (19 comments)
Hey; thanks for your comment. I really think we have to push away the ‘I can’t make a difference’ idea. If we all think like that, nothing gets done, right? So what if I said that if everyone in the UK recycled just ONE tin can that would be 60 milli […]
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Mrs Green
2015-11-06 18:35:28
The cost of your daily cup of coffee on the landfill (15 comments)
Thanks for sharing, Fresh. What a shame! […]
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Mrs Green
2015-10-29 14:22:15
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips) (29 comments)
Thanks for sharing, Monica – that’s a great link […]
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Mrs Green
2015-10-26 16:06:20
Keep your cool and reduce food waste (15 comments)
I think freezing is one of those things that a lot of people either forget about or are scared to do. Especially for those between 18-24, myself included, it’s hard to know how to do it, and how long certain things can keep for. It’s something that I […]
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getfoodsavvy
2015-10-23 08:26:42
6 ways to reuse cardboard and paper (2 comments)
So great to hear of someone using cardboard in the garden – it’s such a valuable material :) […]
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Mrs Green
2015-09-27 10:05:12
Do you use plastic bags in your freezer? (17 comments)
Is it healthy to store foods in plastic shopping bags in the freezer ? regardless to reuse them or not . […]
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bader awadi
2015-09-24 23:00:27
5 ways to reuse Tetra Pak cartons (4 comments)
How is the various materials devided into cardboard, aluminium and polyethylene ?.
Is there used any solvents to seperate the different materials?

Pls. read the following copied from Wikipedia regardig aluminium

Biology

Schematic of Al ab […]

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Ulrik Lauridsen
2015-09-24 14:00:19
Dealing with Junk Mail (23 comments)
Take some photos of the rubbish dumped on the drive and in the hall at different times so that you have a reference point on how you would prefer it not to be. You may feel like the only person who recycles or cares but you may in fact not be. Ther […]
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Philippa
2015-09-22 09:27:12
Decluttering your home the zero waste way (11 comments)
Some really handy tips! Another way you could probably consider decluttering is to check your fridges and kitchen area and minimise food wastage! :) […]
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Clarissa
2015-09-20 03:48:00
Vivienne Westwood shares her tip for reducing food packaging waste (15 comments)
I commend Vivienne for being so vocal about environmental, social and political issues. It’s refreshing to see someone like Vivienne, a powerful woman in the fashion industry who is so committed to changing peoples perceptions and incorporating the e […]
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Malachy
2015-09-11 17:21:11
How to recycle VHS tapes and audio cassettes (16 comments)
Thanks for your comment, Kevin. I’ve now amended the post with an edit at the top. […]
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Mrs Green
2015-09-04 16:10:28
Zero waste toothbrushes (24 comments)
Great to know what’s been working for you, Len. Thanks for sharing and adding value to the conversation :) […]
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Mrs Green
2015-09-02 10:59:56
Wasps in the compost bin (27 comments)
I find the wasps go to bed at dusk so evening is a good time to get in there and make the compost more wet. Hope you don’t get stung again! […]
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Mrs Green
2015-08-26 10:05:10
Natural Spa Supplies Rhassoul Moroccan Clay for zero waste shampoo (33 comments)
Hey Hayley / April; I’m going to ask Sally to join us so you can hear it all from her – she’s the expert 😉 Stay tuned! […]
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Mrs Green
2015-08-12 17:14:40
A use for our old toilet seat (6 comments)
Cindy, I love that idea! It would make such a great conversation piece for ‘guess the original object!’ […]
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Mrs Green
2015-08-08 20:42:24

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