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Mrs Green has a rant (9 comments)
There’s no such thing as proper recycling here – plastic bottle rinsed out and dried can be recycled, the label is general waste and so is the top as we are on manual recycling and it’s too time consuming to pick up the tops. You see the bottle has t […]
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Christine
2014-11-27 19:02:57
How to recycle clothes / textiles (33 comments)
Hi again,

As far as I can tell there are no facilities in Canada . I had heard that there was some company making mattresses with shredded clothing. Our local recycling facility doesn’t handle textiles.

I have used old bedding to prep my gard […]

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Rita Barrette
2014-11-26 14:25:55
Does this shop help us reduce food waste or make us buy more? (17 comments)
Woo, didn’t know shops do that! (Not around here, at least not yet!)
I’d probably find it confusing and a bit patronising too, and probably wouldn’t put much attention to it… […]
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Layla
2014-11-24 00:17:44
5 ways to wrap up Christmas, without trashing the planet (10 comments)
Hi Jennifer, thanks for joining in the conversation. I love that you are creating a tradition and some special memories with your wrapping. And what a great reuse idea for those produce bags that didn’t work out for you! […]
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Mrs Green
2014-11-20 09:30:24
How to recycle half used toiletries (37 comments)
Hi Kim, I LOVE your idea of a swaps party – it’s genuius! Thanks for sharing and have fun :) […]
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Mrs Green
2014-11-17 10:17:26
Can you help me? (7 comments)
Found the link first time, must be working again […]
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Sandy
2014-11-11 11:32:57
Are you keeping up with the Joneses? (10 comments)
Ah yes, I hear you on that. I can be very good at doing something once, then never returning to it! We run a woodstove and I do know how much easier it is to flick an electric switch. However you can’t beat the heat and comfort of a real fire :) […]
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Mrs Green
2014-11-06 10:25:39
Is a zero waste shave possible (28 comments)
Thanks so adding such a comprehensive comment, Danny – much appreciate and very educational :) […]
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Mrs Green
2014-10-31 17:32:48
25 Reuse ideas for a plastic Quality Street Tub (8 comments)
Ah yes, I’m getting the feel of an all-weather bug hotel! Thanks for your creative eye, Nadine! […]
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Mrs Green
2014-10-24 08:30:09
How to Recycle plastic milk bottle tops (63 comments)
I have 4 black dustbin bags full of bottle tops anyone want them ? […]
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jules
2014-10-17 12:54:11
Reduce plastic – 11 tips (16 comments)
Thanks for your comment Jef. I used to think the exact same thing, then we had a guest writer who produced this thought-provoking article: http://myzerowaste.com/2009/04/can-a-polythene-product-ever-be-classed-as-environmentally-friendly/ I still fal […]
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Mrs Green
2014-10-09 11:20:23
One man’s waste is… another man’s waste… (19 comments)
What are these small electrical street bins you speak of :D They sound amazing and I want one… I don’t think I’ve ever come across one.
Good to know about the BHF – thanks for the headsup. […]
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Mrs Green
2014-10-07 17:21:56
Paint recycling and how to recycle paint cans (1 comments)
I am horrified to hear from friends from Utah staying in the UK that Utah does not recycle! Anything. All their waste goes to landfill! How can we apply pressure to the USA to ensure recycling is mandatory? […]
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juliadumelow
2014-09-19 09:00:30
Mrs Green’s confession (4 comments)
Wow,I was just looking for help with unprecedented fly prob on my compost,n found u.I was in Boscastle in2004 on the car park so now I’m wondering if that’s connected to my gardening passion,but I’ve always been concerned about waste of any sort to m […]
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St45ju
2014-09-14 11:53:44
20 weird things you never knew you could compost (12 comments)
I don’t put the contents of my hoover in the compost as with a small child there is always some non-compostable material mixed in. On the other hand, the compost heap is a great place for old underwear. Just wish more bras were made of cotton! […]
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silverbells2012
2014-09-05 07:22:41
Recycle your medicines and save lives (7 comments)
Recycling of drug packaging is very difficult due to numerous types of plastics, coated foils and sticky labels well that was until global recycling expert turned his attention to finding a solution. Angus Carnie the expert who invented the recycling […]
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Shredding
2014-09-02 20:38:00
Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost! (28 comments)
Hi Ant, glad you found us – thanks for contributing to the conversation. We spoke about your very question over on this thread: http://myzerowaste.com/2009/05/compost-awareness-week-day-three-is-ink-from-printed-paper-toxic/ why not have a read throu […]
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Mrs Green
2014-08-31 17:52:36
Third week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk (5 comments)
Ocado will take any plastic carrier bags, not just Ocado ones. […]
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Angela
2014-08-23 20:32:05
Natural Spa Supplies Rhassoul Moroccan Clay for zero waste shampoo (29 comments)
Dear Mrs Green, I was really happy to find your post about Rhassoul clay and hear that I’m not the only fine-haired gal to suffer the static effect! I really love my hair after a clay wash, it leaves hair full of volume, a tad lighter and much more m […]
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dormantactivist
2014-08-22 14:11:59
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips) (27 comments)
I had never thought about this but after reading all the above posts, I have managed to find some Fairtrade cotton/paper ear buds at my local Co-op 100 for £1. […]
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giftedlyn53
2014-08-18 13:22:26
I say Tetra Pak, you say beverage carton (6 comments)
I returned to using Bird’s Custard in a similar tub to the Pringles one as a friend who regularly visits Grandad has a gluten intolerance and is only happen with that brand. I do exactly the same as flo above OR reuse the tub. They make good small […]
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Philippa
2014-08-08 10:57:07
Is this the answer to reducing food waste? (10 comments)
I really like the idea of ‘Inglorious’ fruits and vegetables. It can efficiently reduce the amount of waste food. And I’m also surprised to see that they are almost the same as normal fruits and vegetables! I’m willing to by such fruits and veget […]
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Yifei
2014-08-01 04:38:31
How to stop food waste when temperatures soar (5 comments)
The second bananas start to go too far, they get peeled and frozen for smoothies and we only buy a day or 2 worth. Bread now gets stored in the freezer. […]
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Naomi
2014-07-30 16:53:53
How to recycle books the zero waste way (24 comments)
This is a great article. The new generation like my kids really just do not appreciate the joy of reading paper and hardcopy books these days. To see all those books going into clearance bins and getting tossed out really breaks my heart. I might be […]
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McKennon Farell
2014-07-29 03:41:30
Would you ever buy wine in a Tetra Pak carton? Here’s 9 reasons you should consider it! (10 comments)
So lid on or lid off?

I presume that since there is plastic surrounding the lid that it may as well be left on. Nowadays once flattening the flappy ones above I often cut the corner off to get the last of the drink out and then rinse the carton o […]

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Philippa
2014-07-25 14:53:04
15 ways to use up pesto sauce (22 comments)
That sounds great Jim. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your recipe :) Just the thing for some al fresco dining at the moment! […]
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Mrs Green
2014-07-24 11:14:00
Reusable sanitary protection (52 comments)
I use old washable nappy inserts that I fold into 4 long ways, they are very absorbant and wash and dry easily as they fold out flat. I have some on the line now, they are dry in about 2 hours. I have been using them for about 5 or 6 years now, and w […]
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Clare thomas
2014-07-22 12:40:28
MEDIA (6 comments)
Hi Mati, welcome to the site. I’m so pleased you found us from the Galileo programme. That was a long time ago now :) […]
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Mrs Green
2014-07-21 21:54:37
Recycle aluminium cans and make money! (10 comments)
Oh nooooo! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave updated information, Glenys. I really appreciate it and what a shame! […]
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Mrs Green
2014-07-21 11:38:19
Take the slow fashion challenge with @ecothrifty (1 comments)
Haha, this made me laugh! I am picturing you in some denim culottes with pastel patches. Nice! : ) That does sound like a lot of work. Whilst I love the idea of learning to sew, I am yet to do so, other than pinning a button back on or darning socks. […]
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Lindsay (treadingmyownpath)
2014-07-21 08:04:16

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