Mrs Green’s top recycling stories

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mrsgreenGood morning all!

It’s the special time of the week where I get to share the link love.

All our Sunday Stories focus on reducing, reusing and recycling our way to a zero waste future.

BinCam makes students recycle

I picked up a video from the BBC created by researchers at Newcastle University

They have set up a project to see how naming people who fail to separate their rubbish for recycling would affect their behaviour!

Have a look at “BinCam makes students recycle through Facebook photos

Bins that reward recyclers

In keeping with Recycle Now’s theme for recycle week; “Recycling when home and away”; the Government are considering recycling machines which recompense shoppers for disposing of litter to be installed in high streets across the country.

It’s in a bid to encourage people to continue household recycling habits when stepping outside.

Check out “Bins that reward recyclers may help clean up the streets”  Don’t forget Mrs A and her sidekick Shedwyn are ready to reward you for recycling on the go too! Upload your photos or videos of you ‘recycling on the go’ to her Facebook page

Restaurant uses leftovers

Author Fiona Beckett shares an interesting story about her recent experience at the Bistro “Les Temps Changen” in which they keep the price of their set menu down by using up leftovers from the restaurant.

See, even the top chefs follow in the footsteps of Mrs Green!

Read “How a Michelin-starred restaurant uses leftovers

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:

    I haven’t got any recycle bins on the go round here. That bins that reward recyclers is just like the machine in my next children’s book Allie, Queen of Green. She sets up a machine to reward the girls who recycle most at her school. Like the idea that I have that idea first.

  2. Jane says:

    Newcastle Uni bincams are a great idea. Still can’t understand why they haven’t learnt that flattening a biscuit or cereal box by undoing the bottom saves a lot of space… that’s elementary!

  3. Mrs Green says:

    @Julie Day: the book sounds fab – hope you’re going to send me a review copy 😉

    @Jane: I know, the wash and squash message has still not got through to the masses yet. Never mind; one step at a time…

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