The Green’s on BBC Breakfast TV

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Mrs green and her bin contents - it's farewell time

Mrs green and her bin contents - it's farewell time

We’re doing some filming for BBC breakfast today with John McGuire! We’re taking him shopping so he can find out exactly how we created one dustbin of landfill waste during 2009.

Tomorrow morning we have to be up at the crack of dawn to welcome the dustbin collection for a live feed to the studio. This is going to be a real shock to the sytem!

For a blissful year, we’ve enjoyed long lie ins on a Wednesday morning. Gone are the days of that awful lurch-in-the-stomach feeling as you hear the rubbish lorry trundling up the road.

Gone are the days of desperately trying to squash the lid on our burgeoning bin full of waste.

Gone are the days of arguing about who forgot to set the alarm or who forgot to remind who that the dustbin needed taking out. Or indeed who shoved so much stuff into the kitchen bin, the bag has split and is now leaking stinky liquid across the kitchen floor.

For the past year, our rubbish sorting has been positively zen like with a small basket of well behaved packaging emptied once a week onto the scales for its weigh in.

But this week it’s really going to happen. Our years worth of waste is going to be ‘taken away’ to a big landfill hole in the earth and we’re going to be filmed while it’s collected.

Be sure to be up and about with us, ready to watch on BBC Breakfast TV tomorrow morning. It will be shown later on in the day over on Points West if you’re an old lazy bones who can’t be bothered to get up that early…

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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. Sarah says:

    Telly now? Blimey, that’s brilliant!

  2. John Costigane says:

    After the success of the family’s year long Zero Waste target, it is excellent to see your great efforts recognised in the media. The BBC coverage will add further impact to the trend, with a nationwide audience.

  3. Congrats! I hope it will be online so I can watch. 🙂

  4. That’s fantastic news Mrs G. I’ll be up with the larks to tune in. Do you know what time it is yet as my sister wants to catch it too…and she’s an hour ahead in Switzerland. If you have any idea of the scheduled time, let me know and I’ll drop her an email. x

  5. sandy says:

    well done Mrs G, congraulations. I will be up early tomorrow morning, just to watch you

  6. John Costigane says:

    Great to see your efforts acknowledged by the BBC presenters and a good basic description of the ideas and practices involved in the trend provided. Reaching a bigger audience should bring others into waste reduction. With references to other yearly events, this could be another annual occasion of importance.

    On a lighter note, it was ace to see your container use, at the local butcher, which is still a rare event though an essential part of avoiding packaging waste. Hopefully there will be more opportunities to explain the Zero Waste issues in greater detail as there are so many aspects covered.

  7. Well Done All!! Saw the piece on BBC this morning, told DH and DS1 I knew you, both were suitably impressed.

    DS1 (14)even remarked that there were odd things in your pile on the floor that I recycle at HWRC so the message is getting through if only in dribs and drabs.

    Best bit was when the newscaster (female) in the studio said about LMG crisp multipack that was there; we all know the tales behind that though.

    DH then asked how often our wheelie bin goes out as I normally sort the bins, so I explained all that, and my plans for this year.

    When the newscaster said they wondered what your next venture would be I could answer that and DS1 said “how are they going to do that?”

    As John has said it was good to see you shopping as well and the butchers comments on the reduction of plastic bags.

  8. Sally says:

    Congratulations hun, I feel this is a real landmark for your work. Surely reaching thousands of peoples homes is an amazing way of increasing awareness in all our minds.

  9. Excellent coverage today folks…. beautiful in fact 🙂 xxxx

  10. sandy says:

    well done the greens, I dont feel such a freak now that other know, why I take my own boxes to the butcher

  11. Layla says:

    WOW!! Congratulations!!
    I wish I could see it, we don’t get BBC here though!

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