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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
How to recycle half used toiletries (35 comments)
Son moved out leaving behind an array of half used edcologne and moisturiser. If you water down the edc it makes a reasonable cloakroom spray and the moisturiser works as an overnight foot balm. [...]
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giftedlyn53
2014-08-31 15:42:30
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
Reduce plastic – 11 tips (14 comments)
A World Without Plastic

It would be fantastic,
If we stopped using plastic,
And eased the world’s pain,
With a healthy food chain.
Turtles would no longer gag,
On a supermarket’s bag.
Sea birds could have a meal,
Of food that was rea [...]

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Stephen J Katona
2014-08-05 22:28:24
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
Second week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk (6 comments)
july is an easy month for me, it is a use-it-up period when the freezer needs to be emptied and turned over; meaning defrosted and inventoried for the sake of taste and surprise. as the garden is bolting after each of our rain events, we are throwing [...]
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nadine Sellers
2014-07-17 19:41:50
20 weird things you never knew you could compost (10 comments)
Hair is a good ingredient for the compost bin but remember heavier hair has been dyed those chemicals will go into soil but if it’s safe on your head it shouldn’t be too bad in the soil I think. [...]
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Colette Short
2014-07-13 17:23:46
What single use or disposable item could YOU give up? (13 comments)
I think it’s easier just to wash dirty dishes than have a huge bag of garbage to lug out to the curb for the garbage men to collect. Much less work if toy ask me. [...]
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iraorenstein
2014-07-10 23:17:17
I say shop naked, you say packaging… (15 comments)
What you say about plastics ending up in incinerators is interesting because I understand that certain plastics give off toxic fumes when burned. [...]
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iraorensteinein
2014-07-10 01:53:44
First week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk (1 comments)
Mmm Love the look of that cauliflower. I love the leaves and would be happy to have even more although I know that they like to display the “flower”.

It is interesting that beetroot leaves are apparently very good for you but they are usually cu [...]

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Philippa
2014-07-08 14:18:45
Are you taking part in Plastic Free July? (8 comments)
Ooopsie – sorry; changing it now! [...]
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Mrs Green
2014-07-03 08:14:04
How recycling can save your sanity (2 comments)
Since your post in 2009 on batteries those businesses that sell more than a certain number of batteries are required to have battery recycling points: so if we look we’ll find these in many stores. Many Councils are also collecting them kerbside – [...]
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Philippa
2014-06-29 04:47:26
Is cornstarch plastic packaging (PLA) compostable or recyclable? (49 comments)
Love this post x [...]
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plasticisrubbish (@polytheenpam)
2014-06-28 21:35:47
Dealing with Junk Mail (17 comments)
Like so many households these days I am armed with a colour ink-jet printer and I know how to use it. So there is always a sign on my front door that clearly indicates “No Leaflets”. However, I am finding that with takeaways who are prolific menu pos [...]
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Rik Trik
2014-06-23 18:37:58
Mr Green saves the day! (4 comments)
A soldering iron… something that many nowadays have probably never heard of! My Dad had one and was always mending things. I just need a project that is an excuse to get one! Araldite also featured highly in Dad’s mending of things. I guess now [...]
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Philippa
2014-06-20 16:20:46
Against incineration (72 comments)
Here in the US most consumer goods, including food items come wrapped in packaging material inside of packaging material inside of yet MORE packaging material. Cellophane is a veritable plague on the people who have to deal with waste management. I [...]
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Anthony Orenstein
2014-06-20 00:53:37
Getting rid of gifts without the guilt (3 comments)
Maybe it’s possible to break the unhelpful present buying habit, by sending that person a charity gift. I have an uncle who tries to find the whackiest charity gift for us (we’ve had a stethoscope, schoolbooks,chickens) and we respond with similar gi [...]
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Laurena Dobson
2014-06-17 21:48:10
Best decluttering tips from the zero waste community (1 comments)
although i came to maturity in a bifurcated household, i carry grandmother’s country mouse principles rather than parents’ city rat habits.

yes, i do hoard glass canning jars, textiles, plumbing or carpentry parts for the ‘just in case’ scenario, [...]

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nadine Sellers
2014-05-30 19:21:36
5 reuse ideas that will blow your mind… (12 comments)
without trying to be rude, honestly :) why do people use paper towels or napkins at all? This just wouldnt occur to me [...]
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Kalzee (@Kalzee77)
2014-05-30 13:47:38

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