Sunday Roundup

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us21Good morning lovely people. Welcome to another Sunday roundup of all the rubbishy goings on at zero waste towers.

I aimed for a quiet week, but instead it’s been a week of preparation for a certain special day coming up on Thursday!

Zero waste balloons

We’re celebrating Fairtrade fortnight and what better way with zero waste balloons? These beauties are fully biodegradable and come in a cardboard box, sans plastic. Read more about these FSC ballons and find out how to buy some.

Reducing food waste

There is an excellent exhibition at the war museum covering war time rationing. I mused over whether or not we could learn about reducing food waste by imagining what it was like to live in waste not, want not era.

We were on the news!

Following the launch of our crisp packet recycling scheme last Friday, ITV caught up with us to get the scoop. Take a look at our news item and read our sample letter so that you can get your local Tesco to recycle crisp packets too.

Feed your cats on milk bottle tops

On Thursday we welcomed Louise from Meltdown to tell us about her innovative idea to turn milk bottle tops into recycled pet bowls!

Food waste Friday and dustbin demon

No food waste to report I’m pleased to say, but we have ended up with a dustbin demon for the week – come and take a peek and see what it is.

Next week we’ll be celebrating Little Miss Green’s Birthday, saying hello to sweetcorn in our lives again and discovering which local farm shop welcomes us with our reusable containers!

In the meantime, you remember I was fretting the other week about how to get a naked loaf of bread home from the shops in one piece? I hadn’t found the right bag or box. Well after your fantastic suggestions and me nearly, very nearly dusting off my sewing machine, I was saved just in the nick of time by something that was under my nose all the time (No, I’m not carrying it home in my mouth like a dog with the newspaper):

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4nBrrXpYsI

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. Poppy says:

    Isn’t it great when you kind find a solution to a problem, right under your nose!

    Our new back door has 2 lovely big windows in it, which we decided to go for because we liked the idea of natural light, but it can also leave us feeling a little exposed. The blind from the old door didn’t fit, so a new solution was needed. I tried a couple of towels, but they were too heavy both literally and cosmetically. An old pillowcase was too small. Then I spotted an old unused duvet cover….. and off I went, snipping, trimming and sewing. (I DON’T do sewing!!!!) A piece of plastic trim left behind by the door fitter, and a couple of self-adhesive hooks from a previous aborted project, a plaited tie back also cut from the duvet cover …. and our new door is now suitably dressed ,,,,, and all for free. 🙂

    It’s supposed to be a temporary measure, but I think it may be there for sometime!!

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @Poppy: It was very cool, Poppy! Love the sound of your door dressing; well done you!

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