Sunday Roundup fourteen

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Sunday roundup number 14
Good morning everyone! Welcome to our Sunday Roundup.

You have until tonight to get your feedback in for the competition. The competition has been amazing with over 160 entrants and 160 comments! So do leave your last feedback for us and we will be announcing the winners at the end of the month.

This week has seem a slight shift back to normality after the success of our zero waste week challenge.

We began this week with an important question – What next? Is it back to ‘normal’ for us and what are our future plans now that we have done one zero waste week? One gorgeous reader was concerned that we would now close our blog. Find out what our thoughts are here

A huge spanner dropped from the sky with the announcement of a TV programme about how Britain deals with its waste. Find out what everyone thought of the announcement here. There was some shocking stuff in the programme and the following day people came in to comment on the content of the programme. Find out what went on and leave your thoughts too

To cheer us up a little, we found out a great way to recycle your milk bottle tops, ring pulls and jar lids. Find out what you can do with them here, but you’ll need to be quick!

Following the ‘A Rubbish Service’ TV programme, we asked you all to write to your councils to ask who they sold their recycling too. Find out what Gloucestershire, Cambridge and Chesterfield do with theirs and be sure to come and add your information too, so that we can build this page into a great resource for others

Finally, on Wednesday, we got the results of our zero waste week challenge through. Did we manage an entire week by producing nothing for landfill? Sit back, relax and find out with our video

Tracey Smith’s “book of rubbish ideas” hit the bookstores this week. Find out more about her book and see why you should buy it

On Thursday I came across an interesting story about recycling chewing gum! Yes, really! Find out how you can recycle yours and what can be done with it

We also found out that one of our readers, Just Gai, has signed up for her own zero waste week in Bristol. This will be taking place at the end of the month. Find out how you can follow her progress with details of her blog here

Finally, we had a review on Natural Collection washable cleansing pads. Our reader who has been trying them, liked them, but some people who left comments thought otherwise. Come and share your thoughts too

We’re chronically behind with other parts of the site this month, but do look out for the dustbin demon and the challenge of the month, which will be written about next week. We also have a great new discount lined up for you, so be quick and get hold of your Nothing Nasty products soon to take advantage of 10% off. Find out how to get your Nothing Nasty discount.

That’s it from us. We hope you’ve had a great week, and have a wonderful weekend. xxxx


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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 – WOW, what a week! It’s been a biggie. I’ve been getting to the bottom of what happens in Suffolk. It’s proving very interesting and once I’ve made a few more phone calls I’ll be getting back to you. Hope you have another fun week ;-D x

  2. Hi Mrs Green,

    I think you should keep MyZeroWaste going for as long as it takes to make the Zero Waste theme countrywide, not to mention your new year county campaign.

    You can continue at a more leisurely pace but still help others join-in.

  3. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Mrs A – looking forward to seeing what Suffolk have to say. Somehow I don’t think they will be in the 35% 😉

    John, we intend to be around for as long as we can help people. We’re kinda addicted to it all now!

  4. LOL Mrs G – there is something very addictive about it isn’t there. What I find funny is that everywhere I go I now see wheelie bins, recycling centres, bin lorries and signposts for the Household Waste Recycling Centres, and then there’s the side-effect of always talking about rubbish. Glad to see you’re sticking around. I am sure there’s lots more fun to be had ;-D

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