Weekly roundup 43

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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.

It’s been another fun packed week here at Chez green and we’ve shared some articles about wonderful people doing wonderful things; all in the name of reducing waste.

On Monday we introduced you to Andy the glass maker. Andy recycles old glass bottles and makes them into drinking glasses. He uses extremely low impact manufacturing methods which keep his carbon footprint to a minimum. We have a great You Tube video showing you how Andy creates his glasses and tells you a little about his business.

On Tuesday we urged you to follow in Maisie’s footsteps and ask your council to consider a zero waste week. Some of you have had one already and will be asking for a repeat event. Others of you might join in the challenge and see if your council will take it on. Let us know if your council have done a zero waste week or if they have one planned for the future.

On Wednesday we were sticking our fingers in Layla’s mixing bowl as she tackled the chore of making zero waste chocolate from scratch. Well, somebody’s got to do it. Find out what happened and if Layla was in chocolate heaven.

Thursday’s are Get Off Your Arse day here at zero waste towers and some of you are joining in with your own challenges. The focus is on taking one tiny step towards reducing your landfill waste and doing today what you’d rather put off until tomorrow. Circle next Thursday in your diary and be sure to join in the fun!

We finished the week with a story about some local inspiring rubbish champions. Cheltenham community recycling champions to be exact. Find out what they have been up to and let us know who the local heroes in your area are.

Next week I need to get back on track with our weekly weigh ins; they have gone off the boil of late. We’ll be showing you our personal worst case packaging scenario and want to hear all about your rogues too. And we’ll be sharing some simple ideas about reducing waste – so simple you’ll cry into your cornflakes.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Love and blessings to all the Mothers, carers and mother-figures today. And let us not forget Mother Nature as we go about our day. As a custodian of the earth, what simple action can you take today to help heal some of the devastation mankind has perpetrated on our Great Mother?


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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. Another busy week Mrs G – wow. Anyway in thanks for everything you do, I’ve got a very special award waiting for you over on my blog. Do come and pick it up and please feel free to share it round with others…there’ll be a bit of reading to do before you get there though….it was a very busy night 😀 xxx

  2. LOL – synchronicity eh…… blimmin ‘eck… I’ve just popped over and you’re already there with your acceptance speech. Hee hee 😀 xx

  3. John Costigane says:

    Hi Mrs Green,

    Mrs A awards were an excellent way to thank all the fine contributions and contacts for TheRubbishDiet blog.

    The oustanding award was for your family’s fine efforts. I totally agree with that assessment, and your prime importance in the Zero Waste trend.

    I had to laugh at my own award of “Charlie” of Charlie’s Angels. The truth of Mrs A’s notion is frightening.

  4. Mrs. Green- Thanks for reading up on the “Closed Loop” experiment. I am really impressed with My Zero Waste. I am really looking forward to reading more. Great work! Maybe I should try to make some zero-waste chocolate in my apartment.. 🙂

  5. Mrs Green says:

    @Almost Mrs Average: Thanks so much, Mrs A; it was a true honour to step up on stage with you – I was very touched that you thought of us and we appreciate it deeply.

    It’s been a week of awards, what with your own fabby success this week and we were awarded another blog award for people with ‘great attitude and great gratitude’! More on that next week.

    @John Costigane: Thank you John. I did find your award to be most entertaining. And I’m very much looking forward to seeing you unveiled – iykwim 😉

    @Krystal Persaud: Hey Krystal – so good to see you here; welcome!
    I love your blog and everything you are doing on there. We must exchange links. Do come back and join in with the discussions, there is plenty going on to get stuck into.
    Layla will love you forever if you start making chocolate, but be warned – she can talk like no one else LOL!

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