Sunday roundup

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sunday roundup
Welcome to our Sunday roundup.

There are still a few days to get your mitts on a bokashi bin, courtesy of our generous friends at Natural Collection. All you have to do is come up with a slogan that we can use on our zero waste site. We’ve had some fantastic entries so far, but if you think you can beat them, then get your thinking caps on, and your answers to us by Thursday. Take part here

So what’s new at Chez Green this week?

I began on Monday by assuaging my guilt with a rather nifty worldwide phenomenon. Find out what was weighing heavy on my conscience was and what I did to relieve it.

Mr Green was officially voted ‘red hot‘ and won an award on Tuesday, but by whom?

On Wednesday, it was time for our seventh weigh in. Just what made the graph take an acute turn upwards and what did we put in our bin this week?

Thursday, there were a lot of happy dances going on as we met with Gloucestershire Council to discuss plans for a county-wide zero waste week. Find out exactly what went on and why I came up with yet another excuse to avoid making yogurt for a week

I was delighted to participate in Becky and Jo’s Carnival. The theme was combining an eco friendly lifestyle with frugality – just the thing for me! I reflected on five ways this zero waste challenge has saved us money as well as supported the environment.

July is a month of Birthday’s here at Chez Green. On Friday I posed the question – is it possible to give zero waste gifts? Some of our readers shared some wonderful ideas too, in the comments below the article.

If you want to read a very sad story about food waste, then look no further than the plight of Tim Down; a grocer from Bristol.

Our links section is growing daily with all you need to know about recycling resources, other great garbloggers as well as affiliates and great places to shop for all your recycling needs.

Remember, you can join in with your thoughts on our latest discussions, take part in our polls, check out of articles section and step up to our challenge for July.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing about some companies who are supporting our zero waste week. We’ve had so many generous prize donations – all of which are either fully recycled, recyclable at the end of their lives or will help you increase the amount of recycling you do at home.

To date we have the following companies on board.

re:vinyl. Products made from recycled vinyl records

Ecoutlet - for green thinkers and eco shoppers

Eco kitchens - combining a love of kitchens with a love of the environment

The Natural store - home of the world\'s finest ethical brands

Ethics trading - Natural and sustainable solutions to gardening, laundry and skincare

carry a bag - beautiful handmade bags from recycled materials

recycling cds - gorgeous clocks made from recycled cds

ethical superstore - Fair trade, Organic, and Eco-friendly shopping

carol atkinson - knitted textiles and acessories from recycled materials

My Eco Store

eco centric, founded by Oliver Heath

neals yard remedies

Bobelle

Ecover - the power of nature
totseat - the alternative to the plastic high chair

If you want to donate a prize or have a suggestion for a future discount, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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