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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Putting new habits into place (and failing)

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Putting new habits into place (and failing)

Old habits die hard don’t they? I was tired, rushed and hassled when I placed my weekly Sainsbury’s order. I unpacked it today to realise I had bought three very non zero waste friendly products:

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Four bins for rubbish, recycling and compost

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Four bins for rubbish, recycling and compost

By Alicia Kelly, Worcester News Monday 9th June 2008 A good move for Droitwich; I hope this works out for them 🙂 THIS is the array of bins that will be coming to homes in Droitwich soon. The bins include a grey one for household rubbish, a green one for recycling, a silver bin for […]

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Onya reusable bag disount NOW CLOSED

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Onya reusable bag disount NOW CLOSED

I’m thrilled to be test driving a reusable Onya Bag. If you’ve read our article on plastic carrier bags, you’ll see that a reusable bag is a much better option for the environment. It helps keep plastic out of the landfill and reduces the amount of rubbish you produce each week. Using your own shopping […]

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Britain To Burn Trash for Energy

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Britain To Burn Trash for Energy

From Time Magazine. By THOMAS K. GROSE Monday, Jun. 09, 2008 For all its fervent advocates, recycling has come nowhere close to allaying the world’s burgeoning production of garbage. Now Britain’s Isle of Wight is presenting what proponents hope will be a parade example of how to deal with the megatons of waste that can’t […]

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broken cake and other catastrophes

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broken cake and other catastrophes

Preparing Sunday lunch yesterday was an interesting and reflective time. I realised, that without thinking, I was putting any ‘rubbish’ onto the worksurface to deal with once I had prepared all the veg. One short week ago I was automatically throwing things into the dustbin. Since our rubbish collection last Wednesday, we decided to keep […]

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Haringey Council introduces full mixed recycling

Filed in Waste News by on June 8, 2008 0 Comments
Haringey Council introduces full mixed recycling

Congratulations to Haringey council for increasing their kerbside collections! June 7th, 2008 by David Harrison Haringey Council is working to cut their area’s landfill waste drastically and as a result, they are offering a full mixed recycling service to more than 20,000 homes in Haringey. The council is hoping to be able to provide the […]

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New recycling plant to create a virtuous circle for plastic

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New recycling plant to create a virtuous circle for plastic

A small corner of east London is set to help tackle the UK’s waste mountain by turning used drinks bottles into safe, reusable food packaging. By Rachel Shields, Independent newspaper Sunday, 8 June 2008 As a new survey reveals that packaging waste is now the biggest environmental concern in the UK, Britain is poised to […]

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Sunday summary

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Sunday summary

It’s been an incredible first week here at Chez Green. The support we’ve had over the past few days has been amazing. On our second day we had over 1000 hits and we had local press knocking on our door. (Well ringing us actually, but the former sounds better). There have been nearly 150 comments […]

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