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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 […]

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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. […]

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Em
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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Rebecca
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. […]

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Philippa
2017-05-09 17:43:23
Response from Lindt about packaging (3 comments)
hi. i found this hunting for comments from Lindt about this HUGE un-recyclable wrapping i have sitting here. it’s horrible that this stuff all ends up pin landfills 🙁 Next year i will buy more conscientiously […]

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L.M.Pothier (@louern)
2017-04-20 14:55:30
Any ideas about recycling vinyl banners? (25 comments)
Hi the main and very simple question for this old thread is: how do you paint over them/what sort of paint (ie that won’t crack, peel etc)? Anyone? Then re-use them. […]

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John V
2017-04-12 11:37:38
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 […]

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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. […]

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

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Polly
2017-03-11 23:55:43
5 ways to recycle spectacles (15 comments)
Yes, I agree with Sarah, it is more expensive to replace the lens than just buying a new pair of eyeglasses. Truth is, companies that manufacture frames will lose out if people will just replace the lens. This is the reason why opticians do these pro […]

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Mikeal
2017-01-29 16:13:03
Beginners tips for reducing household waste (7 comments)
Hi Kiara, Welcome to our site and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. If you keep spreading your message about how plastic hurts the environment you will inspire people to think differently and that would be wonderful. We’re very lucky […]

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Mrs Green
2017-01-28 18:00:36
The main causes of, and how to reduce, food waste (2 comments)
I do try to not waste food if I can. Fruit and veg go into a compost caddy which then gets put in one of our compost bins. […]

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jadwriter
2017-01-12 12:07:13
Compost awareness week – top tips for using bokashi bins! (14 comments)
Hi Kristina, I can’t speak from experience, but my guess is that it *might* work as long as you insulate it – perhaps wrap some old bubble wrap around it. The best thing might be to contact the team at Wiggly Wigglers who are bokashi experts 🙂 […]

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Mr Green
2016-12-30 17:46:11
Don’t waste your wardrobe (10 comments)
Hello!
I’ve been turning my old sheets into bags for using at the organic shop instead of using the paper ones there. I’m no good with a machine but I hand sew three sides together and thread a little cord through the top.
Thank you for the lovely […]

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Chrissie
2016-12-29 11:12:44
Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic? (11 comments)
I recycle all my cardboard. I caution putting most cardboard in a compost pile. any layered cardboard or tubes are held together with glues. The glues maybe toxic and can build up in the soil. At one time I would save my scrap wood in cardboard an […]

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Michael
2016-12-18 12:22:58
How to have a zero waste Christmas, when every man and his dog wants to buy you something (14 comments)
I love this post! I have started buying ‘experience’ gifts for our family instead of random presents. I find Groupon is really good for this as they have some fantastic deals on days out and courses etc.
I found the perfect one for my nephew this y […]

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Gina Caro @ Gypsy Soul
2016-12-13 13:25:30
3 ways to help your business go zero waste (2 comments)
I do most of this anyway. I have loads of sheets of paper to reuse, we don’t have LED lights anymore at home, and I send my printer cartridges to my printer recycling scheme. […]

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jadwriter
2016-11-11 14:25:27
How to recycle old tools (12 comments)
If you live in the Northampton UK area you can donate old garden tools to the Northampton Hope Centre, social enterprise, Hope Tools, who recycles old garden tools to sell to raise money for our work with homeless people. We employ homeless people to […]

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Robin Burgess
2016-10-12 14:43:21
Zero waste week (149 comments)
what a brilliant reuse for the cat litter – thanks for sharing! I’m sure that will help a lot of people in their quest for a mole free lawn 🙂 […]

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Mr Green
2016-09-08 14:30:13
Reduce wet wipes and cotton wool use with these alternatives for removing make up (17 comments)
Fantastic tips; thanks for sharing Stephanie 🙂 […]

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Mr Green
2016-08-25 11:38:18
Recycling crisp packets on Local News! (16 comments)
Hi Annelies, sadly, due to changes in legislation, we are not running this any more. We don’t know of another way to recycle crisp packets. […]

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Mr Green
2016-08-19 10:13:34
Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost! (30 comments)
Thanks for sharing what works for you, Doc. Maximum airflow is a must, right? I wonder if these plastic ‘darlek’ style bins have enough air around the bottom of the compost… […]

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Mr Green
2016-08-15 10:18:33
How to recycle old medicines (2 comments)
You’re very welcome Kathryn; I’m glad it could help you! […]

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Mr Green
2016-08-13 10:42:20
Recycle your medicines and save lives (9 comments)
That’s good to know; thanks for the update, Penelope 🙂 […]

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Mr Green
2016-07-22 13:24:34
The Great Wheelie Bin Revolt is long overdue (16 comments)
I agree with all your points, Mrs Average. I am also jealous that you are lucky enough to live in a place where the council understands the inappropriateness of wheelie bins for locations where houses are terraced or divided into flats, most of which […]

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Jaq
2016-05-27 13:03:50
Plastic free pasta (12 comments)
Found this post while trying to find a pasta brand that wraps in recyclable plastic! Will continue to investigate! […]

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Simply Being Mum
2016-05-26 12:29:40

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