Archive for April, 2009

Three free zero waste magazines to try!

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Three free zero waste magazines to try!

Back in August, I gave a little plug for Zinio – an online magazine reader. I admitted to being a bit resistant to giving up paper issues of magazines, because they are a bit of a ‘me time’ indulgence. However, I came across someting else this week that might help tempt us give digital subscriptions […]

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 6

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 6

Roll up roll up for Get off your arse Thursday! What are you going to do this week to reduce your landfill waste? Remember, there is a cyber prize to be won each week for the best efforts. What tiny step could you take that will keep one more thing out of the bin? Could […]

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weekly weigh in 47

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weekly weigh in 47

Goodness me – it’s seven weeks since I did a weigh in! Mr Green grumbled “Why are there two crisp packets on the side?” to which I replied they should be in the landfill container. When I approached it, I realised it was overflowing, figured out what had happened and checking back through the site, […]

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Five ways to celebrate earth Day zero waste style

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Five ways to celebrate earth Day zero waste style

Ok folks; we have a few days left until Earth Day – our opportunity to do something good for the earth. What better way to combine Earth Day with some zero waste goodness? I thought it might be fun for us to come up with a list of Earth Day celebrations that tick all the […]

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Anti-Incineration March & Rally in Gloucestershire 18 April 2009

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Anti-Incineration March & Rally in Gloucestershire 18 April 2009

If anyone fancies a spot of campaigning, I’ve just had an email from Rob, who has informed me of the anti-incineration march and rally, here in Gloucestershire this weekend. SWARD (Safety in Waste and Rubbish Disposal) is inviting local residents to join a march organised by a parish council near Javelin Park, Gloucester, to show […]

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An emergency food waste week!

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An emergency food waste week!

Ok, I’m holding my hands up and making a massive confession. Yesterday I went through my ‘fridge and boy was it scary. There was a MOUNTAIN of food I had to compost. I was so annoyed with myself because I even threw out; check this out; diced potatoes for making mash and prepared, chopped carrots […]

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Sunday roundup 46

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Sunday roundup 46

Goodness me, that magic number 52 is getting ever closer. One whole year? It can’t be, surely. You’ll be pleased to hear I hot-footed it into the garden yesterday to begin my planting. No more procrastination, Get off your Arse Saturday took place; I’m trying to decide whether that means I was late last Thursday […]

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Ecover and waste

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Ecover and waste

Hi everyone After my post about our packaging credentials last week, Mrs Green invited me to write a guest post about Ecover.  I wanted to tell you a bit about Ecover and how the consideration of waste fits into our ethos.  Ecover makes effective, ecological cleaning products, but running through the core of our business […]

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