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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How to reduce your carbon footprint – by changing the way you surf the internet!

Filed in Blog by on November 26, 2019 2 Comments
How to reduce your carbon footprint – by changing the way you surf the internet!

When you think of reducing your carbon footprint, what actions spring to mind? Flying less, using the car less, sourcing second hand items and growing your own food, perhaps. Or it might be bigger projects like replacing an old boiler to increase efficiency and therefore reduce carbon emissions or installing solar panels in your home […]

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5 compelling reasons to recycle your old cell phone

Filed in Recycle by on September 1, 2019 0 Comments
5 compelling reasons to recycle your old cell phone

The twelfth annual Zero Waste Week kicks off on 2nd September and it’s all about Climate Change. What’s the connection? Well, did you know that landfill emissions are one of the biggest contributors to climate change? Combine that with the research the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) commissioned that showed 82% of households have unused […]

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14 ways to reuse, upcycle and recycle old vinyl banners

Filed in Reuse by on August 9, 2019 0 Comments
14 ways to reuse, upcycle and recycle old vinyl banners

My colleague and I, Anna, offer talks and workshops for businesses, schools and community organisations, to help them reduce waste and save money. We were recently invited to exhibit at a waste management show and the one item we were sorely lacking was a banner stand! Our issue, being the zero waste advocates that we […]

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Debunking one of the biggest myths about skip hire

Filed in Blog by on August 1, 2019 1 Comment
Debunking one of the biggest myths about skip hire

I admit it. I’ll hold my hands up and say that sometimes I yearn for a skip on the drive. Not exactly a zero waste confession to make is it? But the truth is, I’m a closet minimalist. While I appreciate my creature comforts, inside me is someone who likes space, light and an airy […]

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Use this map to discover how much it will cost to recycle your old mattress

Filed in Recycle by on June 10, 2019 1 Comment
Use this map to discover how much it will cost to recycle your old mattress

This week I took our neighbour to visit her husband. He’s been in a care home for years as he suffers from dementia. When I took her in, I couldn’t help noticing a pile of three mattresses by the side of the house. Last month there were two there. The month before, a skip on […]

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

Filed in Blog by on March 1, 2019 2 Comments
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

Filed in Blog by on November 5, 2018 5 Comments
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

Filed in Blog by on November 5, 2018 5 Comments
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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