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7 ways to reuse and recycle shoes (3 comments)
a sense of humor is helpful in the up-cycling medium… leather does eventually decompose in the great depths of a compost barrel or pit, so when the boot degrades beyond planter use, well bury the thing and feed a tree.
the biped footstool is what [...]
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nadine Sellers
2014-04-13 18:33:35
When is a bag not a bag? (15 comments)
I thought this article would be about something different – my approach. A bag is not a bag if I don’t actually use it. I re-use my rucksack, shove my meal deal in there. Technically I neither used their carrier bags nor re-used one, I simply used a [...]
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Hamish
2014-04-12 14:17:26
How to recycle your water (26 comments)
hiya everybody
,SAVING MEANS EVERYTHING.
I have always saved every bit of water I can. every so often my husband and I do a large batch of potatoes and vegetables and make ;-roast potatoes to freeze. mashed potatoes to freeze. .vegetables to freeze [...]
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trish
2014-04-08 09:18:11
Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls (3 comments)
though we do not have these dosing balls locally in rural American Midwest, i can see how they are versatile toys for young or not so young..paint pots, karin, yes..party favor holders for tiny gifts, like painted acorns or buttons..fun food holders [...]
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nadine Sellers
2014-04-06 18:52:00
Do solar panels really work during the winter? (19 comments)
Oops….I have just re-read my post and it sounds rather snotty. I apologise for that. The worst performing day for my panels this year was the first of January when they generated 0.2kw and the best was on the 16th of March when they generated 22.4k [...]
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Gerald Brady
2014-03-31 09:21:05
How to upcycle a plastic tennis ball container (3 comments)
That is very pretty. I find that those and the unrecyclable unless you take them apart and strip off the foil Pringle containers make very good packaging for presents. So good in fact that someone didn’t open it thinking the present was crisps (it [...]
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Philippa
2014-03-28 16:03:44
Window envelopes – to recycle or not? (23 comments)
Back on this one again.

The kerbside collection allows window envelopes (the backs of which are often used for note taking, shopping lists etc before they go in) BUT I noticed that the paper and cardboard collection in Sainsbury’s says NO ENVELOPE [...]

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Philippa
2014-03-28 15:54:58
feeding garden birds – the zero waste way (1 comments)
This is such a great idea! We usually put scraps like this in the compost pile but I am now excited to start feeding the birds with some of them. Thanks! [...]
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Eco Friendly Homemaking
2014-03-15 00:13:09
20 weird things you never knew you could compost (9 comments)
Folks in Alaska compost in the winter, so don’t let that vortex stop you from composting. :) [...]
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k (@kawmstar)
2014-03-11 21:47:47
The A-Z of saving over £1000 a year by reducing waste! (4 comments)
I recently moved to a house that has a bore hole for water. The water is so pure but is filtered before coming through the tap. It has no fluoride . I wonder why more people don’t have this. I no longer have to pay for water. [...]
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Karen Hughes
2014-03-11 08:33:53
We’re the Guardian “Live Better” Blog of the Week! @GdnLiveBetter (1 comments)
thank you for sharing your experience, high and low points and everything in between.
and a big puff of pride from those who have followed the Green path behind you, alongside you, with you. i am ever so grateful and increasingly happy for the chang [...]
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nadine sellers
2014-03-08 16:59:22
It’s British pie week! (6 comments)
Creamed celery sounds divine – thanks for sharing Nadine; and I promise to keep that lid tightly screwed on :) [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-03-05 11:56:49
Hilary Benn’s ‘War against Waste’ (7 comments)
Hi Eliza
If you have some specific questions, feel free to use the contact form to send them to me. Good luck with your news project! [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-03-05 11:55:27
Recycle plastics # 1,2, and 3 at Tesco (16 comments)
Hi Sally
Welcome to the site. I’m not sure of the up to date information. If it were me I think I’d call Tesco, The HWRC in Hempsted and Gloucestershire council for advise. If you get a favourable answer I know I and other readers would appreciate i [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-02-27 15:22:16
How to recycle your cat (15 comments)
katy, i feel compelled to compliment your natural ethics, aside from all cat concerns, we, the so-called earth stewards must think twice about using far too much of free resources; because we so far outnumber cats and dogs, and soon will have used ou [...]
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nadine sellers
2014-02-25 18:55:13
Reusing / recycling paper ideas please! (27 comments)
Great idea Lauren; thanks! [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-02-14 14:27:26
How to recycle VHS tapes and audio cassettes (9 comments)
Hi Cathy, thanks for your comment. I’m not sure about the form; you’d have to ask the company if it’s mandatory. For vinyl lps, I’ve not found anything, but there are lots of ideas on this site: http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20070416/how-can-i-reuse-o [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-02-14 14:27:06
Response from Weetabix about packaging (17 comments)
Hi Philippa, I’ve since learned that this sort of packaging can be recycled with the carrier bags at some sainsbury stores and tescos. I like your idea of voting for packaging. We set up a site a long time ago but it never gathered any interest! Have [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-02-14 14:25:57
I’m in the “Hot 100″ – oh, err! (7 comments)
Congrats!! you rock you hot chick Mx [...]
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nzecochick
2014-02-06 10:21:02
Is our future sustainable? (1 comments)
There’s so much waste (as you’ve pointed out) when it comes to packaging of all types. When will we stop this practice? Use everything, no matter how insignificant, smartly and effectively! [...]
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James Paulson
2014-01-31 18:57:20
Reheating chips (and other foods) (22 comments)
Hi Gabrielle; thanks for stopping by! I have a fan oven and I heat them at about 160 until they are heated through. It’s quite scary how much oil comes out of them ;) [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-01-19 18:12:56
15 cents to recycle in Beijing (15 comments)
Dear everyone and Mrs Green again:

What is happening with My Zero Waste?

I came across this s[read sheet of information and tried to get details of the articles from Al Jazeera you mentioned. What a disgrace. Here we have the most influential C [...]

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Victoria Micalleef
2014-01-18 13:35:44
Recycling in Cairo on Al Jazeera (7 comments)
This is an excellent series of articles and I wonder why you do not make mention of what is happeneing in the Mediterranean with the Applied Biofuels Malta Limited proposal.

To me Mrs Green you should be talking to the Directors of that company an [...]

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Victoria Micalleef
2014-01-18 12:53:10
Cosmetics companies who refill and recycle (34 comments)
Love the conversations here! There is a new company called BlackBox Cosmetics that has refillable skincare products. The refills are at a discount and the inserts are recyclable. Plus they are natural, toxin-free so it’s a win-win! [...]
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Laura
2013-10-21 14:46:58
Why should I recycle? (8 comments)
Whilst I have been recycling for many years our local councils have now taken steps to charge for green waste to be taken away. They’ve also got into an ‘OCD’ in the bins department. We now have 5 bins which need places to live. I spend months cleani [...]
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paul
2013-09-02 19:38:22
Talk (267 comments)
i’ve heard that carpet has many chemicals in it that stays in the carpet for along time, and when placed in the garden with watering/rain run off these chemicals go into the soil and the plants particularly veges. does anyone know anything about thi [...]
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bee
2013-06-26 10:48:35
Dealing with Junk Mail (17 comments)
After being quite vigilant on this for sometime, and joining every preference service there is and contacting insurers personally.
I need to know what I can do when they dont honour my preference.
Insurance companies still post there annual letter [...]
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john kennedy
2013-05-20 11:41:14
Hard plastics recycling in the UK (10 comments)
The video does not clearly address the total situation. Is CO2 emmission from road transport and plant processing taken account of? In other words, does the amount of CO2 produced in the total recycling process negate the value of recycling the plast [...]
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Glenn
2013-05-17 19:48:13
From paper to pens; how to run a zero waste office (2 comments)
I reuse my paper that I print on, and only recycle it or shred it when both sides have been used. Cartridges, I always send off somewhere to be recycled. [...]
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Julie Day
2013-05-14 11:04:49
Recycle your inhalers! (11 comments)
http://www.gsk.com/uk/consumers/complete-the-cycle.html

Publicity from February 2013 including a search facility for your local participating chemist. [...]

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Jane
2013-04-23 13:15:23

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