Archive for May, 2009

Recycling for pros!

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Recycling for pros!

We have many readers who have made huge reductions to the amount of landfill waste they create already. Our belief is that there is always more you can do. Here are ten suggestions and we’d love to hear yours! 1- Help your community to recycle more. Perhaps you live near an elderly person who finds […]

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Mr Green gets a wooden leg

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Mr Green gets a wooden leg

He’s always been a bit of a Robinson Crusoe on the quiet, and this week Mr Green surpassed himself. We had a poorly patio chair – you’ll find out how it met its fate in the video. Suffice to say, we’ve had a three legged patio chair for some time now. We’ve been wondering what […]

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Is swine flu advise (creating) a load of rubbish?

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Is swine flu advise (creating) a load of rubbish?

Did you all get your Department of Health 10 page, glossy swine ‘flu leaflet through the door last week? We had ours on Friday. Although we have opted out of Royal Mail’s door-to-door service using JunkBuster, we are not immune from the leaflets the Government see as ‘essential’ for telling us about it would seem. […]

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Food waste Friday

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Food waste Friday

It’s food waste Friday! This week we have some pesky salad again; which I found limping about in the bottom of the fridge. It’s about 1/5 salad bags worth, which will provide some good, rich green stuff for the compost bin. You will, however, be joyous to hear that, inspired by some of you lovely […]

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Crop Swappers – rebuilding communities and sharing resources

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Crop Swappers – rebuilding communities and sharing resources

I’m delighted to welcome Sophie Greenyer to myzerowaste today. This gorgeous lady is the passion and brains behind cropswappers. Cropswappers is a new website dedicated to rebuilding simple community sharing. Sophie has a 9 month old daughter who she wants to grow up in a more environmentally aware society. In a world that can seem […]

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Compost awareness week – community composting

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Compost awareness week – community composting

If you haven’t got a garden, but are sold on the idea of composting as a way of diverting valuable resources from the landfill, then Community Composting might be for you. In our county, Gloucestershire council are looking for people who might be interested in setting up a community composting scheme in their local community.

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weekly weigh in 50

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weekly weigh in 50

Behold our rubbish bin this week. She’s not looking too bad because we had a couple of mishaps. First up the butchers. Ol’ Cattus Green ran out of food on a Saturday afternoon and I had to do an emergency shop lest she should shrink away before my very eyes and call the RSPCA with […]

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Compost awareness week – top tips for using bokashi bins!

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Compost awareness week – top tips for using bokashi bins!

I’ve been asked the following question about bokashi bins from one of our readers “I just acquired a bokashi bin off freecycle, so would love some info on the pros and cons of it, as at the moment I’m not sold on the idea of having to buy bokashi bran to make compost.  But then […]

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