A zero waste celebratory tea

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Mr Green enjoys a zero waste curry
We all know by now how much Mr Green loves his curry. Well here’s news of a true zero waste celebration for him.

Sometimes a girl just doesn’t want to slave over a cooker, especially when she’s been melting under the spotlight of fame for the day, so we found the perfect solution to ‘he wants curry without plastic packaging; she doesn’t want to cook’ in Waitrose.

You might remember me saying that this week is going to be a CELEBRATION of all things zero waste. We don’t intend to go without or deprive ourselves. The only deprivation will be to our bin’s tummy and not Mr Green’s.

We gave Waitrose a phonecall to ask if we could take our reusable containers to their deli counter and they said yes. No hesitation, no ‘think about it and get back to you’, no question, no fuss; just a very supportive and zero waste thumbs up, YES!

Along with his curry, he enjoyed rice, which, if you followed the blog last week you’ll know that we can buy it in recyclable plastic bags from Sainsburys. Or we can splash out on a cardboard box of Uncle Ben’s. If you really want to be decadent, you can buy this as well from the deli counter. So if you are working late and want a take away one night, you know you can do this without any packaging. Who said zero waste was tough?

Bread came courtesy of the bread machine with only a paper bag to recycle at the end of it. It was no ordinary bread either; oh no. This was parmesan and sun dried tomato – or ‘posh bread’ as the lovely man from Points West commented.

So yes, dear readers, Mr Green has ended his first day of fame with a curry, a beer, a cheery smile but not quite a zero waist.

I think he deserves is, don’t you?


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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,

    Zero Waste food tastes better, especially when you do not have to try to hard to achieve it. That is another addition to Zero Waste alternatives. Must try it myself.

    Do you know any of the other families involved in the Zero Waste Week?

  2. Mr. Green says:

    Ha, Mrs Green I have only just finished my repast and I see myself on the blog!

    Well, it was a good meal and totally zero waste, if not zero waist Ho-Ho …

    We’ve been so busy today that this was my first real meal. It’s a great feeling to know that the only leftover was a beer can that will be recycled, of course.

  3. LOL Well done guys…am really enjoying your updates…(Mrs G, you’re such a fast worker) ;-D x

  4. Mrs Green says:

    Hi John,
    A couple of our friends have stepped forward in the county for zero waste week; so that’s great. I don’t know of many though. I have to admit, most of my friends are through the internet, so spread far and wide.

    Sorry Mr Green; I didn’t even give you chance to get the curry from your teeth before I asked you to smile, did I? 😀

    Mrs A – I have steam coming out of my fingertips today. I’m hoping for a more laid back pace tomorrow…..

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