Weekly roundup twenty six

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weekly round up Welcome to a grey, dull Sunday roundup. The sun may be having a lie in today, but we’re up and about bringing you the latest news from myzerowaste 🙂

We’ve been doing a few articles about zero waste Christmas. We began this week talking about advent calendars and some of you had some gorgeous ideas of your own to share. Come along and share your suggestions too.

Late Monday night, Little Miss green made an announcement on You Tube. Find out what challenge she set us here at Chez Green.

I bagged a great book at the library this week. Find out what I’m currently reading.

Mr Green did one of his famous happy dances this week as he came across some zero waste coffee. Have you found a brand that doesn’t have some plastic to get rid of? Let us know!

Mid week I had a couple minutes of fame when I was called up by Northampton Radio to share my views on the recent pay as you throw pilot scheme. Listen to what I had to say here and click here to read a synopsis of the entire programme.

Our bin stepped up to the scales for her weekly weigh in; find out whether she has lost or gained weight this week.

After numerous requests, I shared my broccoli and spinach soup recipes on Friday. Have a read and share some of your favourite zero waste soup recipes too.

You’ve got until the clock strikes midnight to win yourself a copy of the hilarious Pete May’s “There’s a hippo in my cistern” book. Join in with our monthly competition.

Let us know what you think about our ramblings by joining in with our latest discussions and you’ve got the rest of the day to join in with our monthly challenge for November. It’s all about decluttering, so go henceforth to the cupboard you’ve been procrastinating about and join in the fun.

Until December then……..

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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. Ailbhe says:

    I asked Reading Borough Council for a smaller landfill bin. They gave me a smaller recycling bin instead. I was annoyed. We actually use half the space in the recycling bin most fortnights and all of it at birthdays and Christmas, whereas we use less than a quarter of the landfill space so a smaller bin would make a lot of sense.

    Bah, humbug.

  2. Layla says:

    Ailbhe, sorry to hear about it!! Hope you complained again & that they’ll make things right!!
    A friend from Chicago complained a while ago of too small & overflowing recycling bins too.. Some of these things could be so easy to solve…

  3. Mrs Green says:

    OH Ailbhe; I hope this can be resolved – how annoying for you! We don’t have bins provided over here; just one for the green waste; the other bins are up to us to get, so we still have the old fashioned ones, not wheelie bins.

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