Zero waste stories on Sunday!

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Mrs green reveals this week's zero waste stories

Mrs green reveals this week's zero waste stories

Welcome to this week’s zero waste stories.

Each story focus on one of the three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle and will hopefully inspire you to make some changes too!

Charging for food waste

Over on Mrs A’s facebook profile last week she shared something she had spotted on the bottom of a restaurant menu.

The sentence was

“Buffet Notice: We welcome you to eat as much as you like, but we dislike food being wasted. We reserve the right to charge for any wasted / uneaten food at 50p per 100gms“.

I thought that was fantastic – have you ever spotted that in an restaurant?

Sustainable fashion survey

A long time ago we supported a 6th form student, Kristal, who recycled your plastic milk bottle tops into a dress!

Now she needs your help again, but this time it’s online and will take you less than a minute.

Kristal is in her second year at University studying Fashion and textiles Management. She is currently doing a study called “How eco-designers can remain lucrative while advocating slow fashion” and has created a short survey for you to fill out.

Could you fill in her ‘sustainable fashion’ survey?

The Champion Recyclers

According to Adrian Lee from the Express, we, along with a couple of other families are the ‘champion recyclers’!

As well as our story you can read about the Jewel family who grow food, bake bread and buy in bulk. Then there’s the Fletchers who go as far as making plant holders from old video cassettes!

The article was written in response to an earlier story about some householders who have 9 different recycling bins.

Check out “We’re the champion recyclers‘.

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:

    No, not heard of this in a restaurant.

    My news – went to Sainsbury’s this morning and guess what, the recycling banks are now empty. Yay, Can now put more plastics for reycling.

  2. Jane says:

    @Julie Day: Well done, it is satisfying isn’t it. Only you shouldn’t have to. Let’s them know that somebody cares anyway. I sometimes think that this sort of thing happens just to see if anyone notices. We do – but it isn’t always easy to get around to doing anything about it. By the time you get home you have all the home things to do to think about. It is great when there is a notice giving a text number on a bank because then you can often do something about it on the spot.

  3. Jo says:

    I’ve done the survey; it was quite interesting even though I had to look up sustainable fashion on wikipedia to be sure I understood! I so wish that we had textile recycling where I live.

    Mrs G, seeing your latest posts together on your home page, with your picture right above LMG’s picture, it is truly striking how much she looks like you! I didn’t notice this in the Happy Birthday LMG post, but it’s amazing when one sees your pictures together.

    And what a great article! You and the other families really are “champion” recyclers and it is good that the media are spreading the word.

  4. Mrs Green says:

    @Julie Day: Glad you are able to continue recycling, Julie!

    @Jo: thanks for doing the survey, Kristal will be pleased 🙂 Funny about the comments on me and LMG; you never see it yourself do you? As a baby she looked just like Mr Green and I couldn’t see me in her at all!

  5. obeowen says:

    What to do with once used printer and toner cartridges
    I collect print cartridges and toners to raise cash for Leukaemia Research some that are donated the recycling firms do not want and will charge me a fee for their disposal .
    Can any one help?

  6. Mrs Green says:

    @obeowen: Hi Obeowen; I’ve not yet found an answer to this, so personally I would return them to the manufacturer and ask for an explanation.

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