Sunday Roundup

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In between the stressful bits, there was time for a pose with the boys from the BBC Breakfast crew in their satalite van

In between the stressful bits, there was time for a pose with the boys from the BBC Breakfast crew in their satalite van

What a week! We spent Tuesday and Wednesday with TV crews, filming for BBC Breakfast – both live and pre-recorded.

While we were busy doing our thing, Little Miss Green was being filmed for Newsround, where she did an outstanding report on recycling. You can view it in all its glory on the Newsround website. Do watch it; it’s only one minute long, but it’s a great piece. I was so moved by it I cried when I saw it!

Meanwhile the phone was ringing for interviews with BBC Scotland, Radio 5 Live and BBC World Service.

No rest for the wicked though, in the evening I was called up by ABC Adelaide for their breakfast show where I was given a full ten minutes to blab on about all sorts of rubbishy things.

And in between all that fun, whilst having interviews with journalists from Hong Kong, Slovenia and Italy we still bought you daily stories on the blog – see how much we love you?

We’ve got worms

No, not the intestinal type, thankfully. We have a worm cafe from the lovely people at Wiggly Wigglers. Our new worms will be helping us reduce any food waste, munching through plate scrapings and giving us a whole lot of poop for the garden. Find out exactly what you can feed worms and see if a wormery could help you reduce your food waste.

zero waste shaving

On Tuesday I was wondering whether a zero waste shave was possible. What with disposable plastic razor blades, sticky strips for waxing, plastic bottles of depilatory creams and goodness knows what else in a bid to be smooth I was running out of options. Find out what suggestions our readers came up with and feel free to add your own.

Clothes for free

It’s not often something comes into your life for free. But over on Swop2shop Zoe and Kathryn are giving away FREEPOST bags for a limited time only. You send them your unwanted clothes, your account will be credited, BEFORE THE CLOTHES SELL, so you’ll get points to spend on other items straight away. Find out more about getting more clothes and less landfill.

Recycle crisp packets

Finally we’ve discovered a way to recycle crisp packets! Not only that, but they can be woven into beautiful bags and purses by a Community in the Philippines which helps to reduce poverty and give children the education they deserve. Find out exactly how to keep crisp bags from the landfill and recycle them.

Window envelope recycling

Do you have to remove the windows from envelopes before recycling in your area? One of our readers posed the question this week and the results were interesting. Come and tell us how you recycle window envelopes in your district.

Recycling in the Philippines

Ange from the Philippine Community Fund told us about the fantastic work they are doing to improve the lives of children in the Philippines. The great thing is, her work is also helping to alleviate landfill problems in the UK. It’s a win-win! Read more with “UK rubbish educates working children in the Philippines

Food waste Friday

We usually do a weigh in on a Friday, along with admitting to our food waste for the week. From now on things will be different and we’ll be highlighting a potential pitfall with our zero waste mission. What dustbin demon will we find and how will we deal with it each week? For now, come and read about our lonely apple and see which items are on my list of potential landfill layabouts as we progress through our challenge of zero to landfill for 2010!

Next week we’ll be finding out how our first shopping experience of the year went – it wasn’t straight forward I can tell you! We’ll be sharing a beginner’s guide to compost and as the Australians have been kind enough to host our story over in their beautiful country, I’m inviting a fellow Australian to share her thoughts on how we can recycle warmth!

About the Author ()

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. John Costigane says:

    Some week, Mrs Green. LMG’s video was a fine effort, showing the younger perspective. The trend has been all about householder/adult responsibility but the young can add their voices and build an even better approach for the next generation.

    The international scope of Zero Waste, which enthusiasts have known from the start, shows its value in all situations where the waste issue needs addressing ie worldwide.

  2. Sarah says:

    Brilliant! Just grinning from ear to ear for you here.

  3. adomesticprincess says:

    Congrats to you all!! What an exciting week you have had. I am so very happy for you and your family. Here in the USA I was only able to get some of the video, but was able to get the print versions. Love the worm bin. You have inspired me to finally take the plunge and get my system set up to do the same. Awesome job on your piece LMG. It is really wonderful to see such inspiring success stories. Keep up the amazing job you are all doing. People are listening!

  4. sandy says:

    oh wow, wonderful interview for LMG, I am going for a ground bin (cant remember the name) but will compost most thing ( the other half wont give up meat) you bury it half in the ground. I will try anything not to put our black bags out.

  5. Mrs Green says:

    Thanks everyone. It’s been a great week and now ABC Perth are after me for another interview. I’ll be ringing the producer tonight to see when she wants to do the interview.

    GOod luck with setting everything up adomesticprincess…

    Sandy – is it the green cone you’re getting? Do let us know how that works out for you.

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