Archive for September, 2008

Weekly weigh in 17

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Weekly weigh in 17

We’re commencing our weekly weigh ins again this week as it gives us and you a guide as to how we are doing with our zero waste lifestyle. It’s been very interesting to see how doing just one week of total zero waste seems to have somehow filtered into new habits. I don’t feel that […]

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10 jars of chutney sitting on the shelf…….

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10 jars of chutney sitting on the shelf…….

Waheeee – I made chutney! I have to say, I feel rather proud of myself. I worked out the costings this morning, and I’ve saved heaps. With better planning (it ended up being a rather spontaneous event) I could have pushed the cost down further. And how is this for recycling – Yes ladies and […]

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Recycled by design exhibition – transforming waste into art

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Recycled by design exhibition – transforming waste into art

Mr Green grew up in Guildford and has been promising me the ‘one day’ visit down memory lane so I can see where he spent his childhood. Now there might be the perfect excuse for a jaunt around Surrey as I have discovered there is a “Recycled by Design” exhibition on at the Guildford House […]

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Sunday roundup fifteen

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Sunday roundup fifteen

Good morning and welcome to our final Sunday roundup of the summer season! Yes I know it’s only seemed like summer for the past two days, but such is life in merry old England. We began this week with news of Winchester County Council’s “Taste it don’t waste it” campaign which was set up to […]

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Kristal has left the building! No more plastic bottle tops please

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Kristal has left the building! No more plastic bottle tops please

Talk about quick action! You remember we found an ‘A’ level textiles student who wanted to put all your unwanted plastic tops to good use? Well, I had a note from her last night to say she has enough materials already. Kristal thanks everyone for their help and support and assures us she will send […]

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September’s Dustbin Demon

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September’s Dustbin Demon

This month’s dustbin demon is another of those little items that many of us throw away without a second thought. As Jen over at Clean Bin pointed out during our zero waste week, the majority of our waste was made up of food packaging. But this month we’ve been discovering some other delights such as […]

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How do you recycle builders merchants bulk bags

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How do you recycle builders merchants bulk bags

Person A: “We don’t charge you for them, so just throw them in the bin.” Mr Green: “There is no harm to the environment then by doing this?” Person A: “There’s no environmental issue at all; just throw them away.” ————- Person B: “I dunno mate; just throw them in the skip I guess.” Mr […]

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I’ve just been downstairs

Filed in Blog by on September 18, 2008 7 Comments
I’ve just been downstairs

and was met with this vision of beauty, colour and art: That is so not funny, is it? Tonight I feel sure I will have a nightmare about giant beads rolling through my home like James and the Giant peach. Mrs Green and the Giant beads. Hmmm, it has a bit of a ring to […]

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