Archive for April, 2009

WRAP’s Recycle week

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WRAP’s Recycle week

I have just received details of this years WRAP Recycle week. It takes place 22 June – 28 June 2009 and it reminds me of a special date! It was at the beginning of last year’s recycle week that MyZeroWaste was launched.

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Plastic happens to all of us

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Plastic happens to all of us

See, even hardened zero wasters fall into the plastic trap every now and then. Last week, the cat had her tongue hanging out from lack of food and Little Miss Green had a bacon craving. That was fine, except that the craving was announced 5 minutes before the butcher closed and we were already in […]

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 4

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 4

Welcome to the fourth “Get Off your Arse Thursday”. This is rapidly coming one of my favourite parts of the week. It’s lovely to think that you’re all out there, doing your bit with me and reducing your ‘pending jobs’ lists whilst reducing your landfill waste. Inspired by Mrsdirtyboots from a Self Sufficient life, I’ll […]

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Have Bic solved the razor in the landfill dilemma?

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Have Bic solved the razor in the landfill dilemma?

A ground breaking story for you today, folks! After five years of extensive research, BIC will today launch the UK’s first ever branded bioplastic shaver – BIC ecolutions. BIC has succeeded in developing a manufacturing process that converts corn, a renewable resource, into a resistant plastic.

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Ecover packaging – is it really recyclable? (where facilities exist, perhaps)

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Ecover packaging – is it really recyclable? (where facilities exist, perhaps)

I occasionally order online from Sainsburys. When it comes to laundry, I use Ecover because their products are better for the environment than most, both in terms of nasty toxic chemicals and recyclable packaging. My challenge with online ordering is that product lines are limited. Take my Ecover biological powder for example. I need biological […]

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