Mr Green nearly plunges to his death during Recycle Week

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The face of Mr Green - a man dedicated to helping reduce waste

The face of Mr Green - a man dedicated to helping reduce waste

This is the face of my gorgeous man who nearly died to save the planet this morning when we had our first ”spanner in the works” here at zero waste towers.

Mr Green and Little Miss Green have been busy decluttering the garage for our WRAP Recycle week pledge today and I’ve been posting things up on Freecycle that we no longer need. So far we’ve offered an amplifier, set of speakers and a wooden child’s play cooker; along with the printer and dvd player over the weekend

There I was minding my own business, merrily posting up when I heard a cry for help and went out to find this:


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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. Oh my goodness! What a surprise.

    Can you modify it at all so that the area down there is usable for storing something? Or is it sort of wet down there?

    I wonder what it was for originally.

  2. John Costigane says:

    Hi Mrs Green,

    The last thing we all need is a martyr to Zero Waste, since staying alive is more effective for the trend. The hole needs safe covering before any other near things occur. There is certainly no rush in the clear out. If nothing else, it is a salutary lesson to others venturing into unused areas of house, garage or shed.

  3. Compostwoman says:

    Ooooooooooo an inspection pit!

    That is actually very useful….

    but only if covered over safely when not needed of course…..

    Glad Mr G didn’t hurt himself……!

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @[email protected]: Hi Kristen; unfortunately, it appears that the pit fills with water; so alas, no good for storage.

    @John Costigane: John, you’ll be pleased to hear that Mr Green’s ‘might come in useful one day’ hoard, did indeed come in useful – for instant covering of the hole. All is safe now!

    @Compostwoman: Thanks Compostwoman. I’m thinking a nice indoor water feature might be nice; or a jacuzzi for use after a long day garage declutering 😉

  5. Poppy says:

    8ft is very deep! Was the previous owner particularly tall?

    What a shame you can’t use that space for something constructive 🙁

  6. Mrs Green says:

    @Poppy: It does seem very deep; i don’t quite understand it. Perhaps it isn’t an inspection pit at all – perhaps it’s a place for naughty children and husbands to be kept until they behave themselves 😀

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