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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Wanna hear the latest plastics recycling gossip?

Filed in Waste News by on June 7, 2008 1 Comment
Wanna hear the latest plastics recycling gossip?

The astonishing, absolutely agonisingly atrociously amazing Almost Mrs Average snuck in through the back door of this week’s WRAP conference to listen to very important people discussing very important research and findings into the future of mixed plastics recycling.

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Call to extend plastics recycling

Filed in Waste News by on June 6, 2008 5 Comments
Call to extend plastics recycling

Well, this is wonderful news – let’s hope things start to progress even more now with recycling plastics 🙂 From BBC News Thursday 5 June 2008 Mixed plastic items such as salad bags and yoghurt pots can be recycled cost effectively, the government’s waste watchdog has said. The Waste Recycling and Action Programme (Wrap) has […]

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It’s been a funny kind of day……

Filed in Blog by on June 5, 2008 18 Comments
It’s been a funny kind of day……

We’ve been getting along swimmingly for like, one day with our zero waste challenge, and then Thursday arrived with a bump. I decided to tackle the meat packaging issue. This will contain a bit of a spoiler for another post, but we’ve made great progress with this issue already. I won’t say too much other […]

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Remarkable recycled Notebook

Filed in Product reviews by on June 5, 2008 0 Comments
Remarkable recycled Notebook

Yes it’s remarkable in the truest sense of the word. Some of you might have seen the bright, funky offerings from the Remarkable company. They specialise in recycling UK waste and making it into exciting, fun and innovative stationary products. With slogans that shoot from the hip such as ‘I used to be a car […]

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June’s Monthly competition

Filed in Blog by on June 4, 2008 10 Comments
June’s Monthly competition

Roll up, roll up for our first Zero waste competition. The prizes each month will focus on helping you to reduce your own landfill contribution and slim your bin.

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Defra launches “on-the-go” recycling drive

Filed in Waste News by on June 4, 2008 2 Comments
Defra launches “on-the-go” recycling drive

Defra has launched a major initiative in an attempt to increase the provision of recycling bins in public places, with the publication of a good practice guide and voluntary code of practice for on-the-go recycling. The ‘Recycle on the Go’ documents aim to make it easier for councils, businesses and any other organisations that are […]

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A ‘normal’ week’s worth of rubbish at Chez Green

Filed in Blog by on June 4, 2008 11 Comments
A ‘normal’ week’s worth of rubbish at Chez Green

Heeeeere she is. Our regular before-rubbish-diet dustbin, complete with saddlebags. Look at that cellulite, the distended stomach, how her knees have started to buckle under her own weight and how she has food stains on her bosom. Poor girl. Never mind, this week we’re going to be extra kind and not stuff her so full […]

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Zero waste meals (horsetail soup anybody?)

Filed in Blog by on June 3, 2008 6 Comments
Zero waste meals (horsetail soup anybody?)

In the spirit of the WRAP’s recycling week I challenged Little Miss Green to a fun quiz yesterday. I asked her ‘If you were going to prepare a zero waste packaging tea tonight, what would we have?’ ” Ummmm, bread?’ she asked hopefully, as the child who, unlike the Bible would have us believe, could […]

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