Mrs Green

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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Six Simple Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

Filed in Reduce by on January 28, 2021 6 Comments
Six Simple Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

According to National Geographic, only 9% of the plastic ever made has been recycled. The rest of it is either in landfill, has been incinerated or is litter. Some reports suggest that 100million marine animals die each year from plastic waste. And it’s also harming the environment, wildlife and humans. Plastic isn’t going away any […]

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An easy way to save tonnes of plastic per year

Filed in Reduce by on January 25, 2021 0 Comments
An easy way to save tonnes of plastic per year

When I began my Zero Waste journey, there were very few alternatives for period products. One company sold pads that were supposedly home compostable (I never did try!) and there were a small handful of companies – usually an offshoot of washable nappies companies – that sold washable pads. A while later the first reusable […]

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I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes

Filed in Blog by on January 4, 2021 1 Comment
I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes

A shocking headline, right? I’m normally the one telling you to STOP throwing things in the bin – to recycle and reuse more.

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6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 28, 2020 0 Comments
6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

I wanted to revisit the topic of food waste because stories during lockdown made me realise that people still don’t understand the value of food. At the beginning of the pandemic, there were stories in the press about people stock piling food and supermarket shelves were empty. A few weeks later, there were stories of […]

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Eight ways to enjoy a guilt free coffee fix!

Filed in Blog by on September 10, 2020 1 Comment
Eight ways to enjoy a guilt free coffee fix!

We have an agreement here at Zero Waste Towers that I don’t speak to my husband until he’s had his morning coffee! He only has one cup a day, but that cup is the difference between a good and bad day for him. So I’ve learned to keep out of his way until he has […]

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Beagle button browser extension for sustainable ethical shopping

Filed in Blog by on September 3, 2020 0 Comments
Beagle button browser extension for sustainable ethical shopping

Choosing what to buy when you’re living a sustainable lifestyle can be confusing or overwhelming. And when that happens, we don’t always make the best choices. We fall pretty to analysis paralysis, or worse still – green washing – and just end up reaching for the same item that we’ve always bought. I’ve thought for […]

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Six Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Filed in Blog by on June 8, 2020 6 Comments
Six Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste

I want to revisit reducing food waste because it’s such an important one and it’s one of the most popular. It also makes sense – you can save money, preserve resources and because everyone has to eat, we can all reduce the amount we waste. Not only that but the current pandemic means that some […]

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5 Reasons to Scrap Your Old Car

Filed in Blog by on June 3, 2020 0 Comments
5 Reasons to Scrap Your Old Car

When it comes to living a Zero Waste lifestyle, you might think the last thing you’d want to do is wave your old car off to a scrapyard – but actually, scrap yards are often misunderstood. Believe it or not, thanks to EU regulations that have been gradually brought in since September 2000, virtually every […]

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