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Response from BIC about recycling disposable razor blades (12 comments)
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Given current worries about plastic waste, I am more concerned about disposing of Bic 2 handles – which are not (but could be) detachable and have a lot more plastic than the blade part. Do you have a Bic contact to raise […]

2018-02-19 10:45:59
Recycle your medicines and save lives (14 comments)
www.brokenbog.com must be worth a mench. A chance to recycle your unwanted sanitaryware and to find a matching replacement. I fancy a rainbow bathroom… Then you can update with a dual flush loo (unless anyone is modifying old ones). However eve […]

2018-02-18 12:19:35
5 ways to recycle plastic milk bottle tops (8 comments)
Where is the collection points for me to leave them in cornwall. […]

Anne Phillips
2018-02-18 10:20:04
The five most important things a family can do to reduce their impact on the planet (11 comments)
Hi Tim, it’s great that you and your family are on this journey. All we can do is our best and it sounds like you’re doing just that. At least you have sown seeds of a foundation with your son – it’s likely some of it will stick and come into play ag […]

Mrs Green
2018-02-17 10:46:42
Turns out I’ve been lying – read my confession (3 comments)
OPR Label to be absolutely correct!

It shows that the information isn’t getting through to the schools now doesn’t it? […]

2018-02-06 17:14:42
20 ways to go green at home (1 comments)
Buy Recycling Bins: There are lots of undersink cupboard options nowadays. One of the simplest is a couple or more of rectangular bins that slide out side by side. That way you can change your mind about what goes in them as you work out what sorts […]

2018-01-31 15:09:52
Cosmetics companies who refill and recycle (36 comments)
That’s a great find, thanks for sharing Liz! […]

Mrs Green
2018-01-09 14:09:57
5 ways to recycle spectacles (18 comments)
Anybody had their frames re-glazed recently? I haven’t ever had it done and saving money wasn’t actually a main priority but making less waste was and is. If it is going to be more difficult for frames to be reused rather taken apart then it will b […]

2018-01-09 11:24:07
Compost awareness week – top tips for using bokashi bins! (16 comments)
that’s really good to know – thanks for sharing your success, David! […]

Mrs Green
2018-01-09 10:58:44
4 ways to recycle cds (15 comments)
I just leave them around my computer or on my shelf and they sit there for about a decade or more until i find out they still exist and use them again/give them to a charity shop.

The only time iv’e really ever thrown away Cd’s or even cassettes i […]

Joseph morgan
2017-12-18 15:03:03
The A-Z of saving over £1000 a year by reducing waste! (5 comments)
Here we are at the end of 2017 and there has been an increase in wet wipes and flushing these can cause the most enormous fatbergs:


Yes […]

2017-12-16 23:13:38
Any ideas about recycling vinyl banners? (28 comments)
They sound fantastic! Off to check them out now! […]

Mrs Green
2017-11-19 21:56:38
Response from Lindt about packaging (5 comments)
Lindt is interesting though because they also manufacture blocks of chocolate which they pack in aluminium foil and card which is far better than Cadbury’s which stopped using foil and purple paper and went for unrecyclable plastic. It is still disa […]

2017-10-15 23:21:07
FAQs (26 comments)
Do you know anyone with small children who like to draw? Could pass it onto them so they can use the blank side, my lot always use the one side junk mail as drawing/painting paper. […]

Louise Thomas
2017-10-10 14:05:15
Yellow pages / BT directories (20 comments)
my ddor has a clear notice NOT to deliver any junk mail but yet many guys seem to deliver it . in fact I almost had a fight with a guy delivering yellow pages who claimed that the junk mail was not junk mail and that ehw sas fed up with people like m […]

oete jones
2017-09-30 13:27:45
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips) (32 comments)

The photo that the photographer wishes didn’t exist.

Found some white plastic stemmed ones in Sainsbury’s 🙁 where there were also Johnson’s ones with paper stems, and so […]

2017-09-17 18:25:54
Recycle Brita water filter cartridges (11 comments)
Here’s some more information. Apparently you can recycle the filters: http://www.brita.be/brita/fr-be/cms/recycling_service.grid
All you have to do is collect six Maxtra or Classic filters, call their toll-free number, then they’ll send you a return […]

Mrs Green
2017-09-15 09:59:53
Here’s how to buy plastic free soapnuts in compostable / biodegradable packaging! (2 comments)
Hi Helen, the packaging is new, so I’m not surprised you’ve not found them before. Sally has been selling them in alternative packaging for years, but has now found fully biodegradable, which is a wonderful achievement! […]

Mrs Green
2017-08-24 17:02:07
Four Zero Waste documentaries you won’t want to miss (2 comments)
Thanks for the recommendation Carole; we had a similar programme here in the UK which was fantastic for raising awareness of these issues 🙂 [email protected] see if I can find something on YouTube to compare […]

Mrs Green
2017-07-25 12:40:15
Wasps in the compost bin (29 comments)
Hi Martha, that sounds a horrible situation for you and your Son In Law. If fear is holding you back, I’d suggest one of two things. Either find someone to deal with it on your behalf – someone who isn’t so scared of wasps! Or, if you can, just leave […]

Mrs Green
2017-07-24 08:28:50
How is your zero waste week going? (6 comments)
Please don’t flush wipes. Sewage works cannot deal with them and they end up on our beaches and in the rivers seas and oceans. They also clog up sewers. Don’t use wipes at all – use a cloth and wash it out. […]

2017-07-17 16:48:20
Where can I recycle tetrapaks? (8 comments)
I really use tetrapack a lot (for milk, I have 5 daughters), and that bothers me, how it ends? We have a disposal containers for it, but mostly a container for plastic is used for that disposal. Maybe plastic bottles of milk are better for recycling […]

2017-07-04 23:33:42
The most amazing reuse project ever? (7 comments)
Oh I love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂 […]

Mrs Green
2017-06-30 12:37:14
Why is London rubbish at recycling? (6 comments)
I live in Lewisham. Recycling here is very difficult. Collections are frequently missed, recycling facilities are inadequate and many requests for recycling bins are not fulfilled. Also you cannot phone or email the recycling department and any onlin […]

Tim Fogarty
2017-06-27 14:52:28
Garden birds + food scraps = Zero Waste! (1 comments)
Bread crumbs […]

Barbara Backus
2017-06-20 02:21:38
Is cornstarch plastic packaging (PLA) compostable or recyclable? (50 comments)
Hi, I’m a bit late to the party (few years)
I work in a massive pub, we have to by law/licence serve our drinking in non-glass containers.
I have for years wanted to reduce our single use plastic waste. I have removed straws (we use metal reusable […]

2017-05-18 20:28:11
From toilets to cars – 4 things you never knew you could recycle! (5 comments)
Pinterest also gives you a broader outlook on design idea styles. […]

2017-05-09 17:43:23
What actions can China’s citizens take to curb pollution? (1 comments)
Energy from waste is a desperate measure, you end up emitting man made dioxins, of which there are no safe limits, and with piles of toxic ash when you should have recycled or not have produced the waste in the first place.

China was/is a destinat […]

Darren Woodiwiss
2017-04-12 09:06:31
Abel and Cole reduce landfill waste with woolcool packaging (9 comments)
Hi Danielle, it’s absolutely fine to use as hamster bedding, most definitely. It’s naturally washed, so no sort of nasties anywhere in sight. I’m sure your hamster will find it one of the cosiest things that it’s ever snuggled into. […]

2017-03-13 11:37:42
I’m in Prima magazine! (7 comments)
Congrats! How cool! […]

2017-03-11 23:55:43

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