Archive for October, 2008

This is why we have to reduce our rubbish to landfill

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This is why we have to reduce our rubbish to landfill

We’ve been harping on about households reducing their landfill waste for a few months now. And I still see piles of the stuff on rubbish collection day up and down the roads. I’m still seeing pictures of glum faces on the front of the paper when someone’s bin is not collected due to ‘contamination’ or […]

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Sunday Roundup eighteen

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Sunday Roundup eighteen

Welcome to the second Sunday round up of the autumn. It’s a blustery, wet round up this week, so let’s see if we can put a smile on your faces with some highlights from the week. We have a great competition lined up for you for October. Tracey Smith, founder of Downshifting Week and author […]

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October’s monthly competition – The Book Of Rubbish ideas by Tracey Smith

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October’s monthly competition – The Book Of Rubbish ideas by Tracey Smith

This months competition is a brilliant one. We’re really excited to be working with Alastair Sawday publishers and Tracey Smith to be offering you the change of winning a signed copy of Tracey’s new book “The book of rubbish ideas”. We’ve already reviewed the book on our site and I’m thrilled to announce that Tracey’s […]

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Decluttering the drawer but filling up the landfill

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Decluttering the drawer but filling up the landfill

As one of our readers, Poppy, commented this week, decluttering can really screw up your zero waste ideal. This week I decided to set myself small goals with decluttering the house. I haven’t done any for a while, I’ve come to a grinding halt and I was feeling bad about the state of the place. […]

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Sometimes only a plastic carrier bag will do

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Sometimes only a plastic carrier bag will do

You remember the ten jars of chutney I made the other week? The ones I felt very proud of? The ones that made me feel like a true zero wasting earth mama extrodinaire? Well now there are nine. Was it so delicious that we have scoffed a jar already (despite knowing that we should wait […]

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Weekly weigh in 18

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Weekly weigh in 18

Mr green isn’t up yet, hence the slightly dubious looking ‘self portrait with rubbish’ this morning. Mind you, I didn’t quite realise the pic was going to show off the very embarrassing cut on my nose so beautifully LOL! (And no, you’re not allowed to ask how it got there) Our landfill waste is a […]

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