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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My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

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My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes

Last week my washing machine died. And yes, it was half way through a cycle with a full load of washing and a drum full of water when it happened!

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

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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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six ways to preserve water

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six ways to preserve water

I was standing in the shower earlier this morning, thinking about water usage. The focus of this site has been solely on reducing landfill waste, but once you’ve been living a zero waste lifestyle for a number of years, you can’t help but consider other aspects of your lifestyle.

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3 Maintenance Essentials for a Cleaner and Greener Home

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3 Maintenance Essentials for a Cleaner and Greener Home

You know me by now, I love helping people save money while reducing their carbon footprint. Mr Green is a self confessed Robinson Crusoe – I can’t remember the last time we hired someone to do some maintenance in the house, as he takes care of everything. And he tries really hard not to waste […]

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Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

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Construction Waste Reduction: The Responsible Way To Build

I’ve been thinking about housing recently. What with my parents downshifting, my daughter applying for universities, my neighbour moving out, visiting a friend this week and seeing white goods and unused kitchen cupboards thrown out on the kerb, stories about population increasing and people living longer (and usually alone) – which means we have a […]

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Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

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Moving out – the Zero Waste way!

Whether you’re downsizing, retiring or moving up the property ladder, creating waste when you move out is almost inevitable. And I find it gets worse the more years you have behind you!

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Is it time to consciously uncouple from your toxic relationship with single-use plastic?

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Is it time to consciously uncouple from your toxic relationship with single-use plastic?

Earlier this year I was approached by the Mothers of Invention team to share my story. They were launching an independent podcast about women who are tackling climate change.

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Zero Waste Week 2018 is just two weeks away!

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Zero Waste Week 2018 is just two weeks away!

Now in it’s eleventh year, we’ll be celebrating Zero Waste Week 2018 3-7th September. It’s grown to be such a success the campaign has its own dedicated website which you’ll find here.

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