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  1. Rik Boland says:

    You guys vegetarian, vegan or freegan, have you ever thought about becoming one, and why or why not?

  2. Mr Green says:

    @Rik Boland: We share both values in our home and we do discuss this marginally on the site here. However, MyZeroWaste is mainly to do with reducing waste and we don’t want to complicate matters by getting tangled or distracted by other important issues.

  3. Rik Boland says:

    That kool just asking about your stance. :0)

  4. David says:

    Hi all, What do you do with your food / kitchen waste. I compost my using a specially designed product that compost all food waste including meat. It is not a worm farm. With this product, I have stopped disposing my kitchen waste into bin for the last 3 years.

  5. Mrs Green says:

    @David: Hi David, good to see you – thank you for your comment. Are you talking about a bokashi bin or one of the food digesters that go in the garden – like the Green cone? It’s great you are managing to keep food out of the landfill as it is causing problems from the environment.
    I look forward to hearing more about the product you are using 🙂

  6. Jack says:

    G’day Mr: and Mrs: G,
    I have a query re recycling bones. Some bones are hard, and some are Very hard. Is it a good idea to dispose of these things in other way apart from a compost bin. (Surely composting these items would take a century of time compared to fruit and vegie wastes). If yes, what other ways? Thanks, Jack.

  7. Mrs Green says:

    @Jack: Hi Jack, can you tell us, specifically what sort of bones you are looking to compost?

  8. Pam Bishop says:

    We’ve been recycling now for over 20 yrs – it becomes part of the norm, but we have relied heavily on visits to waste disposal depots as the council still doesn’t collect cardboard etc. Our wheelie bin is almost empty and it is over 2 weeks since our last pick up, but I do feel sorry for those folk who do not have access to the depot/don’t drive/don’t own a vehicle. The local council are getting there; this year they introduced brown bins for garden waste, but this does not include raw kitchen waste and its difficult to keep a compost bin in a small second floor flat. Sometimes recycling can be challenging. Even if they wanted to keep their landfill down, they could not and they’re bins are overflowing as we speak – next pick up 7th Jan!

  9. Mrs Green says:

    @Pam Bishop: Hello Pam, thanks for leaving your comment. Like you, recycling is now part of our normal lifestyle. It *is* very challenging for people who do not have access to recycling facilities; we are lucky in that we can incorporate a visit to the recycling along with our other errands. But to live in a flat without many kerbside pickups must be very difficult. Councils need to help these people out more.

  10. carmine says:

    Le mie sincere congratulazioni, per la Vostra iniziativa di diffondere nel web come muoversi nel difficile mondo
    di ciò che entra allegramente nel nostro consumo quotidiano e ciò che vorremmo sparisse come d’incanto, tutto ciò che al solo pensiero di doverlo raccogliere differenziando, risulta come un pesante fardello.
    Questa si chiama Educazione Ambientale ed andrebbe insegnata nelle Scuole in ogni angolo del Pianeta
    Risiedo nel capoluogo del Molise, ultima Regione d’Italia per la raccolta differenziata, ciò mi rattrista molto.
    Cosa fare per sensibilizzarci ed affrontare questo dovere per una vita rispettosa di Madre Natura.

  11. Mrs Green says:

    Thank you for your comment Carmine. It would be wonderful to see Environmental Education taking place in schools. I know there is a little done in our UK schools and recycling takes place in most. But we can all do our little bit and it sounds to me that you care enough to make a difference; you never know which friends and family you might influence through your own behaviour 🙂

    Grazie per il tuo commento Carmine. Sarebbe bello vedere di Educazione Ambientale che si svolgono nelle scuole. So che c’è un po ‘fatto nelle nostre scuole nel Regno Unito e riciclaggio ha luogo in più. Ma possiamo fare per dare un po ‘e sembra a me che vi preoccupate abbastanza per fare la differenza, non si sa mai che amici e familiari che potrebbero influenzare attraverso il vostro comportamento:)

  12. anne wolfe says:

    I first heard of Wacky Cake at a church bazaar where some of the great WWII cooks still baked. I could afford this cake on our grad school married budget, and I was stunned how delicious it was. (I bake all our desserts from scratch so I’m picky!) It’s easy, inexpensive, fast, neat, and delicious! It also is a great first baking project to introduce children to cooking–it’s virtually impossible to foul this up IF you stir it thoroughly. It’s my fast go-to cake for my chocaholic husband. Thanks for your post!

  13. Mrs Green says:

    @anne wolfe: Hi Anne, lovely to see you and how interesting that you had heard of wacky cake! I agree good stirring is the key as LMG found out to her peril! Glad you are enjoying the site.

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