Archive for April, 2009

Food waste Friday

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Food waste Friday

I think I’ve stolen a title from Kristen at the frugal Girl, but I like it, I like her and hopefully she likes us all so she won’t mind. And it is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery! You might remember I began the week with an emergency food waste week. After […]

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American chemistry council blog summit – week one

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American chemistry council blog summit – week one

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I’d been asked to participate in the American Chemistry Council’s blog summit on plastics recycling. The blog summit began this week with 10 contributors; led by Sharon Kneiss, vice president of the American Chemistry Council, debating the following questions:

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Nestle Easter Egg packaging – your Questions answered.

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Nestle Easter Egg packaging – your Questions answered.

Last week we wrote about Nestlé’s reduced Easter packaging and invited you to ask your related questions to Nestle. Nancy Powell, CSR manager of Nestlé UK has answered your questions below. Our thanks go to Nancy for taking the time to comment on your questions!

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 7

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 7

Here we are again. Happy as can be. it’s Thursday already, which means it’s your turn to cross something off your pending list or your procrastination list and take one more step towards reducing your waste. What will it be this week? Stopping your junk mail perhaps, Joining Freecycle or SnaffleUp and saving something from […]

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Weekly weigh in 48

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Weekly weigh in 48

You might remember that last week’s weigh in, was in fact seven weeks worth of rubbish. I was a little unsure about the results, as we only created just over 20 grams per week. My feeling was that some things had found their way into the fire. Not able to contain my possible guilt a […]

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ReSACKel reusable shopping bags for sale

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ReSACKel reusable shopping bags for sale

They’re here! They’re currently exclusive to us in the UK and we know you want them! How do you fancy being the proud owner of something that is unique, functional and will help you reduce your landfill waste? Back in February we launched a competition to win a ReSACKel reusable shopping bag. The response was […]

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Great British fast food, zero waste style!

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Great British fast food, zero waste style!

Picture the scene. Mr Green and I are out doing our errands, it’s been really busy, even in our quiet small town (lots of septuagenarians haggling in the charity shops), it’s raining and everyone is miserable, kids are mooching around bored at the end of the school holiday and suddenly there is a growl.

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Ask us a question

Filed in Blog by on April 20, 2009 8 Comments
Ask us a question

One of the things I’m rapidly learning about blogging and TV is that people love their ‘fly on the wall’ stuff. Every one is interested in everyone else – that’s part of human nature. We like to know what makes people tick, what ticks them off!, what they are interested in, what drives them, what […]

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