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Beginner’s guide to compost

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Beginner’s guide to compost

Up to 60% of the contents of the average bin can be composted – find out more!

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Compost awareness week – community composting

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Compost awareness week – community composting

If you haven’t got a garden, but are sold on the idea of composting as a way of diverting valuable resources from the landfill, then Community Composting might be for you. In our county, Gloucestershire council are looking for people who might be interested in setting up a community composting scheme in their local community.

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Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic?

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Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic?

I received the following question about compost: “If you compost all your cardboard-including stuff like cereal boxes with pictures and text, does the ink leach into the compost ?!“ What a great question and one that many people worry about.

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compost awareness week – swarms of fruit flies

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compost awareness week – swarms of fruit flies

This week, in honour of one of our favourite zero waste pastimes; we’re celebrating Compost Awareness Week by answering some of your composting questions. The lovely Madam Salami (who just happens to make gorgeous recycled, upcycled and precycled handcrafted items from unloved items – check out her store here) asked me about fruit flies. Fruit […]

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Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost!

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Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost!

It’s compost awareness week! The most common issue my friends have is that they end up with a wet, slimy mess instead of dry, crumbly sweet-smelling compost. Never fear; Mrs Green (thumb) is going to help you put that right in one easy step!

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Wasps in the compost bin

Filed in Blog by on August 5, 2008 29 Comments
Wasps in the compost bin

Just when you think you have the hang of things, and are a seasoned zero waste family, a new experience jumps up and bites you on the bum. Or, in the case of Mr Green, stings you on the hand. This weekend, Little Miss Green went to empty our kitchen scraps into the compost heap […]

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