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what do you think?MyZeroWaste has been up and running for six months now. Yes, dear readers six months of fun and frolics as we slim our bin to a size zero.

It’s time for a review; we want to know what you like, what you could do without, what your suggestions might be, what you find useful and what you enjoy most (and least) about the site.

Just as I’ve been decluttering Chez Green, it’s time to declutter the website too. We want to move into the new year with a revamp, a haircut and a new figure so to speak. I’ve got my ideas, but I want to hear yours.

So without further ado, please take part in the poll and add any new features you would like to see in the comments below.

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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 Green,

    It has been a quick six months following “myzerowaste” and watching the impact of the trend in the wider community. Changing the site is a good idea to recognise the changed situation. The quieter festive season will also provide time to consider the issue.

    My suggestion would be to focus on Zero Waste alternatives, preferably nationwide, for all consumer items.

    The Zero Waste Week phenomenon is likely to increase next year, buiding up to the proposed “national” event. Preparation for the latter could be time-consuming, but very worthwhile.

  2. indiebird says:

    Hmmmmm, Well I really like this site and love the blog especially (I am naturally nosey!!) I think that more and more people will be getting on board as the need to save money is going to get even more pressing in the next year, I think, in a lot of places so maybe some more back to basics ideas would be good for those peeps that have no clue about where to start! But please keep up the good work as I love it!!

  3. Hi Mrs G – I adore your site as it is and my only regret is that I don’t get as much time to hang about over here as I would really like to….hopefully in the new year that will become easier. I especially love your Dustbin Demon so please don’t lose him (I can’t help think of him as a him). I think the challenges work brilliantly too. It’s fantastic to see everyone participating.

    I just can’t believe it’s been six months. It seems like I’ve known you guys for years. Like John said there’s a heck of a lot of work to prepare for a national Zero Waste week.

    What I’d love to do is rather than a list put together of “discovered ZWW products” is for us to put the onus on large manufacturers and get them to declare which products they deem to be zero waste. A fabulous marketing opportunity for anyone big enough to make the change and a chance for customers to dispute it if necessary.

    I’ve picked up some great industry contacts and would be happy to join forces once I’ve finished my current project. So do give us a shout if you need any help as I think this would be a great resource to have for a ZWW.

    Anyway, keep up the great work. 😀 xxx

  4. Mrs Green,

    I contacted Amy at Alupro to enquire about aluminium foil. The question was whether all types (eg for cakes, for cooking and medicine packages) could be collected together in 1 ball for recycling. Amy replied that this was the case.

    From that, an idea for the National Waste Week is to find the largest, or heaviest, aluminium ball collected from a fixed date of your choosing. My 15g ball provides a headstart but the prize is not for me. Keeping a record of current weight, every month, is my interest.

    There are sure to be many other events towards the September week. The more who take part the greater the recycled foil.

  5. Deb from Boston says:

    Mrs.Green & Family! I love this site and ck it almost daily. I talk about you and your accomplishments frequently – it helps to explain that there really is a real family out there – yup and one w/ a kid, who have gotten their waste down to almost nothing – and not just once, but ongoing. It is truely inspiring.

    The only part of your site that isn’t helpful to me are the vendor discounts – but only because adding shipping to the US would make them less then green from a transport point of view.

    I would like to see a place where questions could be posted and you could comment on how you have solved that item from a waste point of view – i.e. I’ve found a lip balm that is organic/ contains no petroleum products, but it still comes in a little plastic tube (w/ a plastic protective seal, and cardboard box), so what alternative have you found for chapped lips?

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Greenlady says:

    I like it more or less as it is 🙂 the blogs and waste challenges are great ! I think it inspires people because you are ( in the nicest possible way ! ) just an ordinary family doing your best to make an effort, you have your conflicts, successes and failures like normal human beings and it does demonstrate that anyone can try to make a difference, its not some kind of crank or elitist thing.

    I guess to me personally, I am not that into the competitions but that just me – nothing wrong with them, just not something I do. I like to hear about different products but prefer going out to the shops and finding them than ordering via the net. I am fortunate though in living in a relatively green minded city where its not too hard to obtain things I’d like, that’s not the same for everyone.

  7. Mrs Jackson says:

    Hi Mrs Green

    I love your site and as you know have been reading from the beginning and am pleased to see I’ve nearly caught up with you. Will be hard I think when I have as I’ll have to wait for installments lol.

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