Sunday Roundup

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Our weekly roundup of the lastest zero waste news

Our weekly roundup of the lastest zero waste news

Another week has whizzed by; this week it’s really gathered momentum and I can’t believe I’m writing another round up!

My luffa has finally sprouted another leaf – boy these plants take forever to grow! Meanwhile my tomatoes are bursting out of their pots.

How are your seedlings coming on?

Sh** happens

We began the week with a woeful tale of an intrepid eco warrior, close to our hearts, who had a bit of a mishap with our kitchen caddy. Find out what went wrong for Little Miss Green and why she got herself covered in pig poo.

Garbage warrior

On Tuesday I shared one of the most inspirational films I have seen for a long time. Find out why I’m raving about ‘Garbage warrior‘ and let me know if you’ve seen it or plan to watch it.

Charity shopping

Midweek I had a splurge on clothes. Find out how I managed to bag over £1000 of clothing for less than a week’s worth of food shopping! A dozen of you shared your most exciting charity shop finds too, while over on the zero waste Facebook page, we had more readers telling us about their bargain landfill friendly purchases. What about you?

Recycling tvs into clothes

On Thursday we welcomed the inspirational Alison to our site. She designs beautiful jewellery and accessories from TV wire and other recycled materials. Come and read about her creations and how it all came about.

Food waste Friday

Thankfully we had a good week this week regarding food waste. Last week we created a small food mountain for the worms, but we salvaged our consciences with zero to show on Friday. How did you get on?

M&S reduce packaging

M&S have announced they will be saving over 500 tonnes of packaging on their small wine bottles, by switching from glass to plastic! What say you – is this a step forwards or backwards?

Coming up

Next week we’ll be celebrating on of Britain’s favourite convenience foods, you’ll have the opportunity to help one of readers with her query about freezing food and we’ll be sharing news about how you can make a difference! I’m also trying to twist Mr Green’s arm to write a guest post, but he’s declaring busy-ness as an excuse not to…

One last question – is anyone going to the Paul Connett talk next Tuesday? Mr Green and I have decided not to go unless someone else from the site is going too and wants to meet up with us. We’ve already heard it, and it’s fantastic, but we can’t justify the fuel for a talk we have already attended; unless, of course, you’re going to be there. So let me know!

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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:

    I have a little tiny Loofah/Luffa plant! I can just see the green breaking the soil….

    We planted 2 seeds each to see who could get one going – and we do have homes for any spares. It was DD who has the first germination but I’m hoping for another one over the next day or so.

  2. Karen says:

    My sink side luffa is still going strong. It does remove food from dishes without scratching.

  3. Karen says:

    My kitchen window is covered with chilli seedlings. Himself brought dried chillies back from the Middle East . They were full of seeds. He brought coriander seeds as well. I have planted some seeds and now have a potful of healthy coriander. A very cheap way of getting fresh coriander.
    Must try and get Luffa seeds.

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Sarah: yay! a new baby on the block – congratulations. I’m going to try planting some more; I’ll wait for the new moon 😉

    @Karen: Good to hear about the luffa; they seem to be pretty indestructible, but good to know they can eventually be composted. Good luck with the chillies and coriander. We have some coriander seeds but not planted them yet …

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