Sunday round up twelve

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sunday roundup twelveGood morning, good morning,

It’s our last day of frivilous plastic packaging consumption before our zero waste week. Are you joining in with our challenge and putting yourself forward for winning lots of prizes? All you have to do is sign up to pledge to reduce your rubbish, carry out the action and come back to our site next week to tell us how you got on.
People can’t wait to share their experiences, so we already have lots of comments and ideas from pledge and win entrants. Make sure you sign up to be in with a chance of winning!

We began this week with how to pack a reduced waste lunchbox. Every day people take sandwiches wrapped in cling film or in plastic bags, individually wrapped chocolate bars, cans of drink and chocolate bars in their lunch pack. We shared some ways in which you could still enjoy a hearty lunch AND reduce your waste.

On Tuesday, still in ‘how to’ mode, we shared 10 ways to declutter books the zero waste way. From swap parties to charity donations we held your hand as you cleared your shelves.

Our twelfth weekly weigh in was a cause for celebration all around . There was a rogue item in there; find out what it was.

By Thursday, preparation plans for zero waste week were well under way. I found some solutions to a couple of my staple foods that come in plastic packaging and breathed a huge sigh of relief.

We finished the week on a high. Following an Open House for media, Little Miss Green and Mr Green fancied their chances at staring in their own roles. Find out what happened with our out-takes. Even the cat had a major part to play.

Mr Green has been getting to the bottom of a thorny question in his article ‘What is zero waste?’ Ever wondered exactly what we are talking about on this site? Then find out here.

We’ve had lots of new visitors to the site sharing comments and leaving their thoughts. It’s been great to welcome new faces to MyZeroWaste. We always love to hear your feedback and answer any questions you might have.

Next week, all eyes will be on our zero waste week. Can an ordinary family end up with NOTHING for landfill? Tune in and find out……

xxx

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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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  1. Hi Mrs Green

    You have covered the various situations so well that any newcomer will find something they can contribute to Zero Waste. The whole family participation shows what can be achieved, though that is not always practical.

    Best of luck for next week. You will show that there are alternatives, for others to try as well.

  2. Denise says:

    Good Luck the Greens, with you all the way.
    We as a family have noticed a huge difference in the amount of rubbish in our landfill bin by joining in with the pledges, thanks so much for your advice and help.

    Go the Greens
    x

  3. Kris says:

    Good Luck with Zero Waste Week :o)

    I’m off now to (finally!) post my own pledge…

  4. Good luck everyone… to the Greens and to all who have signed up to the pledges. Even if you’ve signed up to just one, it’s a huge step that should not be underestimated. I feel we’re at the beginning of something that will have a huge impact on social change across the country. This is very exciting indeed.

    Huge hugs Mr & Mrs Green, Little Miss Green and Pussus Green. You’ll do brilliantly I know and can’t wait for the celebrations. Lots of love Mrs A xxx

  5. Tracey Smith says:

    Yes – we all need prompts and support from friends around us who are doing that ‘odd other thing’… there’s always room for improvement!

    Read the list of inspirational folks who have signed up to this pledge and pick up more than a tip or two.

    Well done all the Green’s for this excellent initiative – I even got my HUSBAND on the case! lolol….

    TSx

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