Sunday Roundup

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Mr and Mrs Green from my zero wasteWelcome to another roundup of all the best reduce, reuse and recycle stories from zero waste towers.

Zero waste sandwiches

We began the week with a celebration of the great British sandwich. We shared ideas for favourite zero waste filling and asked for your suggestions. Come and tell us your favourite zero waste sandwich filling too.

Green bay harvest

On Tuesday we told you about a company we had been working with called Green Bay Harvest. They supply high quality food such as manuka honey and kelp. They’ve been listening to our suggestions to improve their packaging and we’d love to hear if any of you have managed to influence a retailer or manufacturer.

plastic bags

Wednesday’s post caused quite a stir. One of our readers asked what she could use instead of plastic carrier bags in the freezer and heaps of you came along to answer. We had about 20 comments and suggestions on here and on our facebook page. What about you – how do you store food in the freezer?

Construction waste

The construction industry produces a lot of landfill waste. One man has seen the issue and has come up with a solution. Read about builder2builder and let me know what you think. Have you found any great ways to reduce construction waste at home, through having a refit or maintenance done on your house?

Food waste Friday

We rounded off the week with a little food waste AND some landfill waste! Come and find out what we might have to ditch if we don’t get a favourable answer from the retailer and tell us about your food waste this week.

All change!

It’s time for a change!

As of next week I’m going to be scaling right back on the number of posts I put onto My Zero Waste. After 2 years of daily content and lots of my time, dedication and energy poured into this site it’s time for some serious soul searching to re-evaluate what I’m doing with my life.

While I’m pontificating on the meaning of life I’ll still be dipping in to give you the latest news from Chez Green, probably two or three times a week. So you’ll still get your scintillating sniffs around my fridge, but I’ll be able to take some much needed family time too.

have a wonderful Sunday and thank you all for your continual loyalty and friendship πŸ™‚

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. Sarah says:

    We all need to step back a bit and reclaim ourselves from time to time. The pace you’ve set has been mad and I couldn’t keep it up.

    Well done and a Huge Thank you!

  2. John Costigane says:

    Hi Mrs Green,

    Taking time off from the site is a good idea since there is a lull in all activity while the new coalition government takes over.

    On a personal note, the extended election period and the continuing chill have kept things quiet here. Compared to last year, gardening has been much slower to start with the compost bin unemptied, 2 months delayed and rising. Pots were well started by this time particularly the King of Herbs but June is likely to be the start for this year’s attempt.

    Propagator use has just started and some kale, rocket and parsley are budding. The device adds effect to ambient temperatures so the chill has delayed things here too. I plan to find out the best practice in its use and will pass on details for yourself and other enthusiasts.

  3. Mrs Green says:

    @Sarah: Bless you hon; thank you! It’s going to be weird not writing every day, but I’m really looking forward to some me time (as long as I don’t discover I’m a workaholic – meep!)

    @John Costigane: Hi John, good to see you; I was thinking about you mid week. Our garden is much slower too and most things are still indoors although Mr G is eating is own salad grown in the greenhouse already – that seemed to come up overnight! Do let us know about the propagator; I’ve not really used one before.

  4. I can’t believe I only found your site a couple of weeks ago Mrs Green – and am loving it. Your post frequency has certainly been enviable. I can guess you probably won’t be sitting with your feet up for too long with your ruminations :o) Updates even a couple of times a week is still more than most of us can mange! Inspirational, in many ways …

  5. Just watch out for itchy fingers and the urge to blog after committing to step back a little. It’ll make you want to write blog posts even more. I remember when I started blogging less at The Rubbish Diet, I had to resist the urge to run to my laptop everytime I had something to write about. Even now I find it hard to switch off that desire…so can you imagine what it was like going offline for 5 weeks. Actually, in truth I’m really glad I’ve not returned to the previous pace LOL.

    Anyway, enjoy the time to reflect. You’ve achieved a heck of a lot and I’m looking forward to what emerges πŸ˜€ x

  6. Shirlann Porter says:

    I have always wondered how ever you find the time to do all the things you do, it is a wonder
    you even found time to go to bed.!!.
    Enjoy your family time. Look forward to hearing from you later.
    I love your site and every thing you do for it.


  7. Mrs Green says:

    @Julie Gibbons: Thanks Julie; and I’m delighted you’ve found us; what a shame I’m just running out of steam!

    @karen Cannard: I can imagine, Mrs A – I do need to pace myself and I know I’m not very good at it … I need to think like a cat πŸ™‚

    @Shirlann Porter: Hi Shirlann, thank you for your lovely comment; it’s great to know you are reading and enjoying things here πŸ™‚

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