Archive for August, 2008

A tool for zero food waste

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A tool for zero food waste

What a wonderful hour I spent on the phone yesterday. You know how it is when you talk to someone you’ve never met before and you just ‘click’? Well I had that pleasure when talking to the lovely Clare from one of my favourite sites, veg box recipes. It seems that over 125,000 unique visitors […]

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Weekly weigh in eleven

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Weekly weigh in eleven

Yes, yes, I’m late. I know. There are two reasons for that. Firstly shame. I mean, can I really bear to tell you what went into our bin this week? Secondly, and much more fun, I had something rather exciting in the post this morning, which has meant other things have taken the priority slot […]

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Mining our landfills for valuable recyclables

Filed in Waste News by on August 19, 2008 13 Comments
Mining our landfills for valuable recyclables

Following a post on Peter’s environmental notes yesterday, I was alerted to an interesting interview over on the BBC. It’s a short interview, well worth listening to, with Peter Mills, commercial director at New Earth Solutions. His company is considering rubbish mining. In the interview, you’ll hear how entrepreneurs such as Peter Mills, are waking […]

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Can a zero waste lifestyle save you money?

Filed in Blog by on August 19, 2008 16 Comments
Can a zero waste lifestyle save you money?

Is a zero waste lifestyle frugal?

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How to go zero waste with magazine subscriptions

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How to go zero waste with magazine subscriptions

I have to make a confession. When it comes to magazines, I treat them like a lover. When one arrives at the door, I run upstairs with it, hidden away. I make sure Little Miss Green is happy doing something and then I sneak upstairs to bed for an hour of decadence. It’s one of […]

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Sunday roundup ten

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Sunday roundup ten

It’s been another busy zero waste week here at Chez Green. We’re getting a great response to our September zero waste pledge and win week. We’ve had people signing up for heaps of pledges for the week. It’s going to be a real celebration zero waste week! Make sure you sign up too. Even if […]

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Tesco slashes bag use by 40 per cent

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Tesco slashes bag use by 40 per cent

Good news from Tesco as they slash their carrier bag use by 40%. They claim this has been done by offering customers the incentive of having points put on their loyalty card every time they reuse their own bags. The original article was published on Business Green yesterday and was via Big Green Switch: The […]

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Decluttering books

Filed in Blog by on August 15, 2008 36 Comments
Decluttering books

I was thinking about the pledge I made to myself yesterday. About actually TAKING things to the charity shop or listing them on Freecycle, instead of living among piles of ‘stuff’. I walked into my room where I keep all my books this morning and was confronted with masses of them. I’m quite sure they […]

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