Archive for August, 2008

Mrs Green makes a zero waste pledge

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Mrs Green makes a zero waste pledge

I’ve decided to take one of my own pledges during zero waste pledge and win week! Ok, so I’m not entering to win a prize – would I? But there is something on the pledge list that I desperately need to do.

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Weekly weigh in ten

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Weekly weigh in ten

It’s our tenth weekly weigh in. This one seems to have come around so quickly. I can’t believe another week has gone. I think I’m getting a little edgy because our zero waste week is so close now. Just two more weeks to polish up our ‘no rubbish’ skills a little more so that we […]

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“The Book of Rubbish ideas” by Tracy Smith

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“The Book of Rubbish ideas” by Tracy Smith

My good friend (well, actually, we’ve spoken twice, but it sounds good) Tracy Smith, is publishing her first book next month called ‘The Book of Rubbish ideas’. For those of you who are wondering who Tracy is, she’s a writer and broadcaster on sustainable living. She also created the International Downshifting week – a campaign […]

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Earn ‘green’ loyalty points

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Earn ‘green’ loyalty points

The other week, Mr Green said to me ‘Wouldn’t it be great if some company offered a kind of ‘loyalty points scheme’ where the rewards were something to do with the environment rather than ones that encourage us to buy more plastic waste like dvds and electronic goods?’ And, as if by magic, Richard from […]

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Rubbish is fast becoming the new gold as cost of raw materials rises

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Rubbish is fast becoming the new gold as cost of raw materials rises

This is what we like to see. Ok, we’d love it if people and companies recycled more because it benefits the environment, but that’s not always the reality. So if we can bring cold, hard cash into the equation, I think we might see some significant changes. Just as my view is that people who […]

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Carnival of trash

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Carnival of trash

Welcome to the August 12, 2008 edition of carnival of trash. I was so worried I would be a Billy No Mates, but itโ€™s amazing how many wonderful people have joined in with the second Carnival of trash! Iโ€™m so delighted to see you here, joining in the fun and talking a load of old […]

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One man’s rubbish

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One man’s rubbish

…..is another family’s juicy treasure. This is true reducing, reusing and recycling in wonderful, glorious technicolour. It has a large dose of ‘you scratch my back’ thrown in, some great community spirit and some general warm and fuzzy feelings attached. At the opposite end of our village a family are building a gorgeous looking house. […]

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Sunday roundup number nine

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Sunday roundup number nine

Welcome to our Sunday roundup. We’re happy to welcome Mrs A back from her Swiss travels and are looking forward to hearing about some more of her adventures over on her Rubbish Diet. Just what happened to that purse of hers? We’re all eager to hear about it, Mrs A ๐Ÿ˜‰ Over here, we’ve had […]

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