Reduce, reuse and recycle stories of the week

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Will you be taking the green tour?

Will you be taking the green tour?

Welcome to another week of zero waste goodness.

Each week I feature 3 stories from the net designed to get your reducing, reusing and recycling like never before!

Keeping up with the Green’s

After a great interview with Emily, she posted a fantastic article about us over on Safe Care Parenting.

Safe Care Clean is a natural cleaning products company in Australia and safe care parenting is a new blog for parents to connect on issues of natural parenting

Emily’s writing style is upbeat and humorous with some inspiration thrown in for good measure.

Check us out on the other side of the world with “Forget the Joneses’ and Kardashians – Keeping Up With the Greens!

Join GlosAIN on twitter

We had some sad news this week about our council’s plans to build an incinerator. There are now two bidders, both of whom are planning incineration as a means of getting rid of our non recyclable waste.

Our council say ” incineration is the only good deal for taxpayers” and claims incineration is safe. Meanwhile campaigners are outraged that the council has reached a ‘secretive’ decision and have said “[the council] have hidden behind European legislation and commercial confidentiality rules on contracts to not be open with the public”.

GlosAIN say the fight is not over yet and have created a twitter account so you can follow their latest work. Follow GlosAIN on twitter and show your support.

Green Store Tours

Tesco are headline partners of Climate Week (21st-27th March 2011)  and as part of their campaign they are organising ‘green store tours’ at 300 locations led by a dedicated Community Champion.

From packaging and waste reduction to energy-saving solutions, the tour will outline how Tesco is becoming a greener business and will be happily take any questions.

If you’re interested in going, check Tesco green store tours to see if your local store is participating and if you go, be sure to give me the latest recycling gossip!

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. Julie Day says:

    Good to hear about other people and stores wanting to do their green and natural bit for the environment. I am just about to blog about a meeting I had the other day with a man who runs a company who fixes old computers and gets them made into new ones to sell to poor people.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @Julie Day: Great to hear of these people dealing with e-waste Julie – I’ll take a read 🙂

  3. Joddle says:

    I thought the Tesco store tour was an interesting idea. Only 2 in the whole of London, however.
    My attempt at booking a place on the tour was fruitless: they put me on hold for at least 5 mins and then helpfully said nobody knew what I was talking about.

    It really makes u wonder why u bother!

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Joddle: It’s a shame your experience was negative Joddle; why not write to the CEO and see what they say about it?

  5. joddle says:

    Yes Mrs G – I do need to start being more proactive about these things 😉

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