Archive for July, 2008

It’s official, out kerbside waste is too small.

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It’s official, out kerbside waste is too small.

We were half wondering this might happen and today it has! Are we happy, annoyed or just puzzled? Wednesday is our kerbside waste collection day and we dutifully weighed our tiny offering and packed it up neatly for collection. Ah, if only all the householders in our village had so little … the collector lorry […]

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Weekly weigh in number six

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Weekly weigh in number six

Well here’s a conundrum. Much less waste this week to look at, but when I popped it all on the scales, it weighed slightly MORE than last week by a couple of grams. <gasp> Can this possibly be our first week of weight gain? You might remember I was a little concerned about how we […]

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Excess book packaging

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Excess book packaging

This week my lovely order from a well known, UK, online bookstore arrived. I’ve always favoured this company because they are so quick with their delivery, things arrive in great condition, even the second hand stuff, and their customer service is excellent. I’ve favoured them for several years, but this was the first time I’d […]

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We survived a party bag!

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We survived a party bag!

Little Miss Green was invited to a party yesterday. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. After what felt like months of rain, the sky was blue and the sun shone all day. Just the ticket for an outdoor picnic with traditional party games! She arrived back, happy but tired with her bag of […]

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Sunday Roundup

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Sunday Roundup

Another busy week here at Chez Green. Most of it behind the scenes, as we gear up for our zero waste week during the first week of September. We’ve now updated our links page. On it, you’ll discover where to go for recycling information, where to buy some gorgeous things that are recycled, or will […]

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Get 10% off Nothing Nasty toiletries

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Get 10% off Nothing Nasty toiletries

It’s time to change our discount for the month! With a huge thanks and big dose of loving gratitude to the fabulous Dan at Onya bags for sharing the love with a discount for our readers, we’re moving on to pastures new. Now we are delighted to share with you the equally lovely Elin from […]

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Who’s Billy? Introducing a new member of our family at Chez Green

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Who’s Billy? Introducing a new member of our family at Chez Green

Billy was found wandering around Seaton beach a fortnight ago. Wet, bedraggled and clearly lost and confused. We took him in, gave him love and comfort and he begged us to take him home with us. We thought long and hard as to whether we had the space and energy to take care of another […]

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How to cut your paper footprint

Filed in Waste News by on July 10, 2008 7 Comments
How to cut your paper footprint

Vicki Hill, The Independent, Thursday, 10 July 2008 Amazing! I think this woman is doing a fantastic job of highlighting and ‘making real’ the amount of paper we get through during a year. A very inspiring story and one that I hope will bring about significant change to the people who visit her display. Some […]

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