Archive for October, 2008

Blog Action Day – focusing on Poverty

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Blog Action Day – focusing on Poverty

In support of Blog Action Day, I’ve found myself thinking about Poverty; which is this years theme. The aim of Blog Action Day is to raise awareness, start a global discussion and add momentum to an important cause. This year’s theme ties in well with our own zero food waste challenge.

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Zero waste food challenge, day two

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Zero waste food challenge, day two

Ok, so I’ve taken a peek into the fridges and cupboards and it’s pretty scary in there. I really didn’t think we wasted that much food, but for immediate disposal I found:

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A zero waste food challenge week

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A zero waste food challenge week

Not ones to shy away from a challenge, we’ve seen an area in our day to day life that can do with a little help. You’ll see from the photo that Mr Green found a surprise in the cake tin last night. No, it’s not the neighbour’s kitten, it’s bread from, erm, let’s just say, […]

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Natural Spa Supplies Rhassoul Moroccan Clay for zero waste shampoo

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Natural Spa Supplies Rhassoul Moroccan Clay for zero waste shampoo

Here it is! The definitive guide to zero waste shampoo. What’s more it’s natural and doesn’t contain any of the nasties such as SLS or artificial fragrances that can cause skin irritation or sneezing fits. We were sent some rhassoul Moroccan clay from Sally at Natural Spa Supplies. I had spent a long time talking […]

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Monthly challenge for October

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Monthly challenge for October

If you’ve been following our series of challenges you’ll remember that in June we asked you to become aware of the recycling facilities in your area. In July we suggested you set up a recycling system in your home to ensure success. In August we asked you to look at your regular schedule to see […]

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October’s Dustbin Demon

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October’s Dustbin Demon

This month’s dustbin demon is something Mr Green and I have fallen prey to on several occasions. Before we started our zero waste challenge we used to buy honey in a squeezable plastic pot. Oh the convenience! No more sticky fingers, honey on the worktop or honey that was too solid or too runny. Of […]

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Weekly weigh in nineteen

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Weekly weigh in nineteen

This morning we have just three items in the landfill. It’s been a good week. It’s amazing how much they weigh though. None of the items this week are ‘regulars’ and one is a bit of a dustbin demon.

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Win some hand made, zero waste, organic, fair trade chocolate!

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Win some hand made, zero waste, organic, fair trade chocolate!

Have we got a treat in store for you, our dearest readers! October 13 – 19th is chocolate week! And we are celebrating true zero waste style. We’ve found there are a few zero waste chocolate bars out there, most notably the large 100gm bars that come wrapped in paper and foil. Generally though the […]

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