Archive for May, 2009

Get off your arse Thursday – week 9

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Get off your arse Thursday – week 9

What a naughty bunch of zero wasters you were last week. Only two of you took part in my favourite weekly feature! While John was busy being chased around his house by gone off milk, Poppy was being given the run around by Tesco’s and their increased tablets packaging.

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.tel the paperless way to communicate

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.tel the paperless way to communicate

.com is so last season! I’m loving this new campaign. Take a moment to watch the video – it’s risqué, fun and you won’t forget the message! When we’re at conferences, meeting, dinner parties or just sittin’ on the bus eyeing up the good looking person opposite how do we ensure people remember who we […]

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Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic?

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Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic?

I received the following question about compost: “If you compost all your cardboard-including stuff like cereal boxes with pictures and text, does the ink leach into the compost ?!“ What a great question and one that many people worry about.

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compost awareness week – swarms of fruit flies

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compost awareness week – swarms of fruit flies

This week, in honour of one of our favourite zero waste pastimes; we’re celebrating Compost Awareness Week by answering some of your composting questions. The lovely Madam Salami (who just happens to make gorgeous recycled, upcycled and precycled handcrafted items from unloved items – check out her store here) asked me about fruit flies. Fruit […]

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Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost!

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Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost!

It’s compost awareness week! The most common issue my friends have is that they end up with a wet, slimy mess instead of dry, crumbly sweet-smelling compost. Never fear; Mrs Green (thumb) is going to help you put that right in one easy step!

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Food waste Friday

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Food waste Friday

Just a quick post from me today. It’s Beltane; one of my favourite days of the year and very special to me for a myriad of reasons. Ok, so perhaps I shouldn’t be celebrating until the full moon, but hey; I’ll celebrate twice! I fully intend to throw myself head first into making merry, making […]

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