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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The four top types of litter and what we can do about it

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The four top types of litter and what we can do about it

Did you know litter has increased by 500% since the 1960s? And it’s causing big problems. Not only does litter look unattractive, but around the world one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year when they become trapped in plastic or eat it.

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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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