Archive for July, 2008

365 days of trash challenge

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365 days of trash challenge

Inspired by Dave over at 365 days of trash, we’ve decided to tot up all of our recycling ‘rubbish’ too. We’re doing our weekly weigh ins, where we report how much stuff we’ve sent to landfill in the week, but we’ve realised just how much recycling we produce too. This morning, we are going to […]

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Weekly weigh in number five

Filed in Blog by on July 9, 2008 8 Comments
Weekly weigh in number five

Wow – a land(fill)slide victory this week, folks! We’re celebrating true carnival style over here, but I am in the doghouse for doubling the weight of our rubbish for landfill this week with yogurt pots. 🙁 I’m just not getting over that procrastination monster regarding making my own yogurt. I made one pot this week, […]

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Tories plan vouchers to reward people who recycle more waste

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Tories plan vouchers to reward people who recycle more waste

Well, I was quite excited about this until I read down further to see that vouchers could be redeemable at restaurants, such as local curry houses. Restaurants have to be one of the biggest wasters of food in the country! Plus, I have no desire to spend my well earned vouchers eating out; it’s not […]

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A little panic about our zero waste week

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A little panic about our zero waste week

Being a bit of a control freak, I’m having a bit of a ‘to do’ about our zero waste week (1st week in September if you’ve just joined us). More specifically I’m thinking about those things that happen which are beyond our control. Am I having nightmares of some saboteur coming around at midnight and […]

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Britain declares war on food waste

Filed in Waste News by on July 7, 2008 9 Comments
Britain declares war on food waste

Well, a man after my own heart at last. This has come not a moment too soon, don’t you think? Don’t miss our tips for reducing food waste, once you’ve read this article! The TImes, By Andrew Grice in Hokkaido, Japan. Monday, 7 July 2008 The Government is to launch a campaign to stamp out […]

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How to reduce clingfilm / plastic wrap.

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How to reduce clingfilm / plastic wrap.

I miscalculated the amount of broccoli I bought this week and ended up doing an emergency dash to our local store. I ended up with the broccoli wrapped in about half a metre of clingfilm. As I was fighting with getting it off without shredding the stuff under my fingernails, I glanced up to where […]

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Sunday Roundup

Filed in Blog by on July 6, 2008 0 Comments
Sunday Roundup

It’s Sunday again and we’ve shared lots of new things on our site this week. The beginning of each month is a busy time here at Chez Green where we announce winners, launch new competitions, sort out upcoming discounts, shame another dustbin demon and set up a new challenge. What’s new on the site: We […]

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Zero waste meals and cornstarch packaging

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Zero waste meals and cornstarch packaging

As our official ‘zero week’ challenge is only two short months away, I’ve declared today a Zero Waste Meals day. Breakfast was home made yogurt; yep I dusted off my new machine, quietly stepped aside my procrastination while it was still asleep and made yogurt. We had that with fresh raspberries, blackcurrants and apples. Delicious […]

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