Sunday Roundup

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the greensOur bin is still here in all her glory, but she will be going to her final resting place on Wednesday – Scout’s honour. Unless of course we get yet MORE snow.

We had snow again on Tuesday, the night before our bin was due to be collected, so our local binmen did their best to do ‘mop up’ collections through the village. We’ll see what this coming week brings.

Food from waste

Don’t worry, we haven’t been making cardboard ravioli or foil filled vol au vents, but I did tackle something big and orange that everyone in the house hates. Find out how I made pumpkin scones edible to our squash-hating palates and come and share your triumphs when sneaking unloved food into edible meals.

Jane shared that she grated marrow and courgette into shepherd’s pie while her Mum adds baked beans to hers. Meanwhile, Chris, a new visitor to the site, admitted she’d grated squash and pumpkin into indian dahl  and small bits of swede into pasta sauce.

Fly tipping at Chez Green

On Tuesday we woke up to a terrible sight on our front drive. Not altogether unexpected, but still a shock to us. Take a look at our You Tube video to find out exactly what happened.

Home made beats shop bought

Granddad Green gave us the consensus on the Christmas present he received from Little Miss Green last year. Find out what she made him and why Granddad Green declared it ‘tastes better than shop bought’. Come and tell us which of your home made Christmas presents were loved and appreciated by their recipients.

Where to recycle milk bottle tops

We had an email from Mary in Bristol who wanted to recycle her milk bottle tops locally for charity. Can you help her with your ideas? Come and share your suggestions in the comments and see if we can help Mary put these plastic tops to good use.

Using rubbish in the garden

Our guest post this week was from Alea, author of premeditated leftovers. She shared her tips and tricks for viewing your rubbish as a resource when gardening. From yogurt pots to milk bottles, Alea will help you reuse your waste in the great outdoors. Share your ideas too – we’ve had some great suggestions for paint pots from our readers!

Food waste Friday

What’s green, slimy and smelly? Yes, we had a little food waste this week, but we have the perfect way to deal with it now. Come and tell us what food waste you had this week and how you dealt with it.

Next week we have some very exciting news! We have found the solution to recycling something that usually ends up in landfill.
We eat a tonne of the contents of these pesky packets every three minutes in the UK. Over 9 million packs of them are eaten every year and the majority of the packaging ends up in landfill. Have you guessed what it is yet?

We have some new pets here at zero waste towers which I’ll be introducing you to tomorrow. Later in the week we’ll be discussing window envelopes and trying to ascertain whether a zero waste shave is possible.

In the mean time, I’ve pulled one of Mrs A’s favourite You Tube videos from the archives to entertain you. It’s her 2 year blogging anniversary this week, so I promised we’d celebrate by reminiscing about rubbish and what better way than remembering the day Mr Green took apart my wooden brush to mend his patio chair:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu_jahddG58

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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. LOL, thank you Mrs G. That indeed is one of my favourite videos, so thank you for the opportunity for me to reminisce over what has been a fabulous couple of years talking rubbish with whoever’ll have me. I’m also looking forward to hearing news of your new pets next week. I have an inkling what they might be…so I’m waiting in anticipation. Have a great Sunday. lots of love Mrs A 🙂 xxxx

  2. STEVE WILSON says:

    Sorry that some ignorant wasters trashed your driveway. Don’t be deterred, you’re doing the right thing and bringing your daughter up the right way.
    More power to your elbow I say,
    All the best for the future, I shall be watching this site in future.

    Best regards
    Steve Wilson
    Northampton

  3. Mrs Green says:

    @Almost Mrs Average: I wonder if you guessed our new pets, Mrs A!?

    @STEVE WILSON: Welcome to the site, Steve. Thanks for your comment and I hope you’re enjoying the site still 🙂

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