Sunday roundup 46

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weekly-roundupGoodness 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 or early for next.

We’ve had another fun-filled week, packed with glorious adventures of the rubbishy kind.

We began the week by posing the question “Can a polythene product ever be classed as environmentally friendly?” The results, as written by an expert in her field, are surprising and might just challenge the way you think about things.

One of the questions people frequently ask us when they hear about our zero waste journey is “But, what do you eat?” This week we invited you to sit around the table with us and find out exactly what we chow down on.

Mid week I donned my piny, rolled up my sleeves and made apple turnovers. See how I got on.

I had contact from a journalist looking for a zero waster in New York. Can you help?

Get off your arse Thursday had some of you sorting through you pending list and making your lives more landfill friendly. See who was doing what and be sure to join in next week.

On Thursday we shared that Nestle have made some incredible changes to reduce their Easter Egg packaging. If you have a question to put to Nestle about their packaging, then come along and ask it here.

I also announced that I’d be invited to take part in the American Chemistry Council’s blog summit on the importance of recycling plastic. Find out more!

We finished the week by opening our doors to Sadie from Ecover. Sadie shared a great article with us about Ecover’s policy on waste. Don’t miss it!

I’ve decided to have tomorrow off, so I’ll be back on Tuesday with more adventures from Chez Green. With earth Day approaching, we’ll be coming to you for your suggestions on celebrating zero waste style. We’re also going to try something different – we’re going to open up the arena to give you the opportunity to ask us any question you’ve ever wanted to know about us!

It should be fun! (or terrifying; I’m not sure which!)

For those who celebrate Easter, have a wonderful chocolatey celebratory day. For those that don’t – why not have a wonderful, chocolatey celebratory day anyway?

Thanks for being here, for sharing another week with us and for all your wonderful feedback.


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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. Sarah says:

    We’re celebrating choc-fest here! And wondering what’s wrong with the skin on the backs of my hands….

  2. Mrs Green says:

    What IS wrong with the skin on the backs of your hands?? Everything ok now?
    Glad you enjoyed the chocolate – what is your brand of choice?

  3. John Costigane says:

    Reaching the magic 52 is a good experience. I did this recently and looking back over the year found that the first quarter had more waste than the following three. This shows that for those three quarters, waste was a minimal standard which augurs well for the future.

    Previously, plastic caps have been set aside but now these will be added to the bin waste in an effort to reduce them further by finding Zero Waste alternatives.

  4. Sarah says:

    [email protected]Mrs Green: It’s dry and flaky but not itchy. I think it’s hormonal.

  5. Mrs Green says:

    @John Costigane: I think we have found that too – the first quarter is a steep learning curve and then new habits kick into place.

    @Sarah: Hope all is better soon 🙁

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