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Follow our progress in the zero waste challenge. The good, the bad and the downright rotten (usually back of the fridge) stories. We blog our daily events, tips and experiences to show that reducing your household waste is possible, it saves you money and helps to protect the environment.

Making yogurt

Filed in Blog by on June 26, 2008 26 Comments
Making yogurt

Since beginning our zero waste challenge, we’ve been left with a bag of plastic each week to put out for the landfill. Everything else can be recycled or reused. I realised that around a third of that landfill waste over the past couple of weeks has been yogurt pots! We get through one large pot […]

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Inspiring rubbish champions

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Inspiring rubbish champions

Yesterday I promised I would talk about some people who are doing their bit to reduce the amount of rubbish they send to landfill. There are two people in our village for example, who put out virtually nothing for the rubbish collection each week. They don’t write a website about it, talk about it or […]

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Rubbish Ramblings

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Rubbish Ramblings

I can’t believe how quickly my thoughts have changed about this whole ‘zero waste’ challenge lark. When we started out, just three short weeks ago, there was a man who put in many comments all across the site; John Costigane . He really was a stalwart (don’t know if you are still reading John?) and […]

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A little recycling retail therapy

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A little recycling retail therapy

I’ve been browsing the internet for recycling solutions and for goods made from recycled materials. The amount of products out there is amazing and choices are growing all the time. I thought it might be fun to round up a few goodies from some popular online Eco stores. Not mentioning the ‘C’ word or anything, […]

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Summer Sunday Roundup

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Summer Sunday Roundup

Welcome to our first summer Sunday Roundup! Find out what we’ve been up to this week on My Zero Waste On Monday things started to get really serious. Find out about the conversation Mr Green and I had to tackle about a rather sensitive issue. By Tuesday I was getting a little despondent about some […]

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Sugar and spice

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Sugar and spice

Wednesday is ‘Wednesday box’ day here at Chez Green. Can you guess what Wednesday box is? It’s the day when Little Miss Green gets to choose something treaty from her Wednesday box. It used to be a Friday box, for reasons that are really over and beyond necessary to explain here.

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Everybody’s talking rubbish

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Everybody’s talking rubbish

This is what I love most about our zero waste challenge; everybody has something to say about rubbish! From our neighbours, to shop keepers, to checkout girls, to friends and even perfect strangers, everyone has something to say. We’ve had an amazing response when we’ve explained to people what we are doing. Even those who […]

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Weekly weigh in number 2

Filed in Blog by on June 18, 2008 6 Comments
Weekly weigh in number 2

Two weeks ago we produced this:

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