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 you are already doing things on the list, then pledge them anyway and come back and share your experiences with us on our competition feedback page.

You can be in with the chance of winning some fabulous prizes that are either made from recycled materials or will help you recycle more in your day to day life.

And if you mention our site and the MoreEco site on your own blog, site or forum, you can earn yourself some MoreEco points. These are loyalty points for ethical consumers.

We’ve had an amazing week and made so many fresh contacts. Things are really starting to hot up. We’ve been chatting to the lovely Tracy Smith, conversing with Peter from Junkk who has given us some wonderful coverage on his blog – thank you Sir, and we’ve given interviews for other sites. The interest in our rubbish is not slowing down; it seems to be gathering momentum as we free flow towards our zero waste week.

At the beginning of the week we grabbed someone’s rubbish and turned it into our own treasure. Just what did we manage to bag that bought a smile to our faces?

I hosted my first ever Carnival of Trash on Tuesday. Originally set up by Mrs A, the Carnival of Trash will be a monthly global celebration of all things rubbish.

We discussed whether or not we should start valuing our rubbish as a resource with a news articles on the cost of raw materials rising.

Later in the week I shared about a great scheme for eco shoppers. If you like to flex the plastic on green sites such as Natural Collection, Adili and Abel and Cole, then you can earn yourself loyalty points from More Eco that can be exchanged for other eco goodies. Don’t miss out on earning your own points with us!

I came across a very special book this week, due out at the end of September. The book of Rubbish by Tracy Smith – read all about it here, pre order your own copy for half price or hang on until later in the year when you could be in with a chance of winning a signed copy from the lady herself, here on My Zero Waste.

Our weekly weigh in this week was interesting. Did we do a happy bunny dance or hang our heads in shame?

On Thursday I decided enough was enough and set myself a pledge for our zero waste week. What did I declare I would do?

At the end of the week I touched on decluttering books and next week will come up with lots of solutions for clearing those shelves zero waste style.

Mr Green was busy with his brain and fingers too and posed the question “Why Should I recycle?” Find out what he thinks here and come and leave your own comments.

Thanks to everyone for your continuing support. Our readership is growing daily and we love to read your comments and emails.

All that remains to say is a huge congratulations to Mrs A, for the wonderful news about her book contract.
We’re very proud of you, Mrs A and thrilled to hear your news. 🙂


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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 G – what another great week you’ve had. It’s just getting better every time. Well done. It’s my turn to blush now now. Thank you so much for your kind comments and sharing my exciting news. Can’t wait till next week now…no pressure of course. ;-D

  2. Mrs Green says:

    Thank you Mrs A! And you are welcome, you deserve it and I can’t wait to read my copy of ‘The Rubbish Diet’ or whatever it will be called 🙂

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