Archive for August, 2008

Reduce your rubbish and win some prizes

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Reduce your rubbish and win some prizes

We’re delighted to have got up from behind our screens and stretched our backs with the launch of our My Zero Waste week September challenge. For anyone who is not up to speed on what we are doing, here’s a brief run down. In June of this year, inspired by the great efforts of Mrs […]

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Recycle plastics thanks to GHS

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Recycle plastics thanks to GHS

Every now and again you discover a real gem in life that puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Last week we did some intensive searching on the Internet and found a company called G.H.S Recycling based in Portsmouth UK. GHS Recycling has been collecting and processing Cardboard, Paper and […]

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Weekly weigh in number nine

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Weekly weigh in number nine

Waheee! We’re celebrating in true zero waste style fashion here at Chez Green with our ninth weekly weigh in. With only three weeks to go to wean ourselves off the hard plastics and packaging of 21st century life, we’re having to work hard now to slim our bin. As I mused last week, that last […]

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Books competition and energy monitor discount

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Books competition and energy monitor discount

I just had an email from Ben at Ethical Superstore telling me about a competition and a great offer he is currently running on his site. There is a new book out called ‘What about China’ that challenges the climate change sceptics. We’ve all posed the question ‘What’s the point in me doing anything about […]

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Wasps in the compost bin

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Wasps in the compost bin

Just when you think you have the hang of things, and are a seasoned zero waste family, a new experience jumps up and bites you on the bum. Or, in the case of Mr Green, stings you on the hand. This weekend, Little Miss Green went to empty our kitchen scraps into the compost heap […]

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September zero waste week challenge.

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September zero waste week challenge.

We’re less than a month away from our zero waste week challenge! Those of you who have been following our blog will know that we’re doing a zero waste week during the first week of September. Inspired and cheered on by Mrs A over in St.Edmondsbury who put out just ONE PLASTER during her zero […]

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Suday roundup eight

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Suday roundup eight

Another week closes here at Chez Green. We’re gearing up for our zero waste week at the beginning of September and we want YOU to join in too. You’ll be able to find out more next week about stepping up to your own challenge with us. Don’t worry, you can work this at your own […]

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Good Bye plastic (for now)

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Good Bye plastic (for now)

I am starting an experiment to see if it’s possible to give up plastic for a month. By “give up” I mean not buying anything containing plastic or wrapped in plastic. So no more water bottles, take-away coffees or pre-packed sandwiches. No quick trips to the corner shop for a pack of chicken and some […]

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