Archive for May, 2009

Reduce plastic food containers and packaging

Filed in Reduce by on May 15, 2009 18 Comments
Reduce plastic food containers and packaging

Many zero waste enthusiasts take their own reusable containers, along with their reusable shopping bags, when they go shopping! We use them at the butchers, deli counter, fish market and anywhere else where you can buy loose items. Instead of a butcher double wrapping your purchases in plastic sheets and then putting them in a […]

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One simple step to reduce your household waste

Filed in Reduce by on May 15, 2009 20 Comments
One simple step to reduce your household waste

The most important step we took as a family to reduce our household waste was to remove the kitchen bin! This simple step forced us to think about how we would dispose of something. It’s so easy for us to throw things in the bin, close the lid and forget about them. The out of […]

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Please do not adjust your sets

Filed in Blog by on May 15, 2009 10 Comments
Please do not adjust your sets

Over the next few days we will be carrying out some routine maintenance and site improvements. Unfortunately, you may be unable to access the site during these times, but it will only last for an hour or so during each session.

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Reduce paper usage with paper free bills

Filed in Reduce by on May 14, 2009 7 Comments
Reduce paper usage with paper free bills

According to research done by Mandy Haggith; author of “Paper Trails“, the average person throws away 250kg of paper per year. It is made up of junk mail, toilet rolls, magazines, receipts and other paper goods. One simple thing you can do to reduce your paper footprint is to say no to paper bills. If […]

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Mrs. Green turns blue …

Filed in Blog by on May 14, 2009 16 Comments
Mrs. Green turns blue …

Oh, dear Mrs. Green What can the matter be? Well, Mrs. Green is still, erm , green, but her foot is now a stormy weather shade of blue. Yes, today brought on the final mishap to assign our intrepid eco-warrior to her rest bed.

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Reduce food waste with Count On It labels

Filed in Product reviews by on May 13, 2009 12 Comments
Reduce food waste with Count On It labels

I received some labels from Lyndsey at Count on It this week. Lyndsey found our site one day when I was having a bit of a todo over an emergency food waste prevention week. If you remember, I’d opened my fridge to find lots of half used foods which were in desperate need of rehoming […]

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Further steps to reducing your household waste

Filed in Reuse by on May 12, 2009 6 Comments
Further steps to reducing your household waste

If you’re already doing a lot of recycling and your household waste is reducing nicely, here are our top ten tips for doing a little bit more. There’s no need for overwhelm; just pick one suggestion and try it for a week. If it works for you, add another one! Remember, lots of people taking […]

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Beginners tips for reducing household waste

Filed in Reduce by on May 12, 2009 7 Comments
Beginners tips for reducing household waste

If you’re new to our site or just beginning to reduce your household waste, then this is the page for you! If you’ve made the decision to reduce your waste by reusing, recycling and composting as much as you can, where do you start? Here are our top ten tips for reducing household waste! 1- […]

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