Archive for March, 2009

The simple art of writing a reduced waste letter

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The simple art of writing a reduced waste letter

Simple, profound, brilliant! I love it how our kids share their wisdom in the simplest of ways. You might remember that Little Miss Green celebrated her Birthday a couple of weeks ago. Well the time came for the thank you cards to be written. Art, writing and reading (and climbing trees, chasing horses and stacking […]

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Is this the worst case of plastic packaging?

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Is this the worst case of plastic packaging?

Ok, I just had to buy it! Not that I adore custard tarts, but because the enormous packaging had to be seen to be believed. We were shopping in our local Budgens store and I finally succumbed to buying this monstrosity. You see, we’ve seen this before several times in Budgens.

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Weekly roundup 43

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Weekly roundup 43

Yay! Spring has sprung and what a beautiful first day we had to the season. We celebrated in true zero waste style by adorning our home with daffodils from the garden and even a small birds nest which Little Miss Green found in her favourite tree.

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Cheltenham Community Recycling Champions and Vision 21 for Gloucestershire

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Cheltenham Community Recycling Champions and Vision 21 for Gloucestershire

You’ll have to forgive the ‘localness’ of this post. I know it won’t be helpful for all of our readers, but we like to support local news and ventures.

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 2

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 2

Who’s going to join in this week? Get off your arse Thursday is your opportunity to get on with a job you’ve been procrastinating about that will help you reduce, reuse, recycle or compost more. We don’t care what it is as long as it help you reduce your landfill waste in some way. Read […]

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Layla made zero waste chocolate – from scratch!

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Layla made zero waste chocolate – from scratch!

I’ve been writing about some wonderful people doing wonderful things this week. But this story really takes the biscuit, or the cocoa powder, or whatever …

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Why not ask your council to have a go?

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Why not ask your council to have a go?

Here in Gloucestershire we were doing it with our council at the end of January. St Edmundsbury did it with their community a year ago. Bath and North east Somerset have done it twice, Essex did it last week and Norfolk had a go at the end of last year. What am I talking about?

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Recycled glassware from old bottles

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Recycled glassware from old bottles

I’ve decided to have an easy week and I’m going to highlight some funky goings-on from around the web world. Paul from Ecoutlet, shared a video with me about Andy the recycled glass man! This is one from of a series of videos, highlighting some of Ecoutlet’s suppliers and the methods used in their product […]

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