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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.

A few rubbish thoughts

Filed in Blog by on June 17, 2008 4 Comments
A few rubbish thoughts

Do you ever feel like the world is against your plans? I think we’ll all agree that nature abhors a vacuum; if you’re a gardener, you’ll know this from experiences. Gotta space in that soil of yours? No worries, Nature will deliver you a weed……. I feel like it’s been the same with us this […]

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It’s starting to get serious

Filed in Blog by on June 16, 2008 10 Comments
It’s starting to get serious

I’m doing a happy dance today, that’s for sure. Rewind a few weeks when Almost Mrs A asked me if I would like to do a zero waste challenge. At that time Mr Green was a ‘lazy environmentalist’. If it was convenient or handy (or saved him a few bob) he’d do it. Anything else […]

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Sunday roundup

Filed in Blog by on June 15, 2008 6 Comments
Sunday roundup

There’s been lots going on here at My Zero Waste this week. Firstly, we have a generous 15% discount lined up with the lovely people at Onya Bags. Find out how to grab your very own reusable bag for a fraction of the cost on our offers and discounts page. Be quick; you’ve got until […]

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No rest for the wicked

Filed in Blog by on June 13, 2008 8 Comments
No rest for the wicked

Geesh, you’d think the woman would give us a break, wouldn’t you? I mean, look how much we have achieved in two short weeks! We’ve gone from a dustbin, two bags and a carrier bag to just half a swing bin liner for the landfill. I spent yesterday morning sorting out our ‘recycling space’. It’s […]

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Litter dropping shock at Chez Green

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Litter dropping shock at Chez Green

Confessionals are great things. You just share all your sins, receive forgiveness and away you go with a spring in your step and a lighter conscience. Ok, so you open yourself up to ridicule and a fast track to hell as well, but we’re prepared to take a chance. Hot off the press: “Little Miss […]

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new zero waste habits and weekly weigh in

Filed in Blog by on June 11, 2008 8 Comments
new zero waste habits and weekly weigh in

Hmmm, I feel a theme coming on – yesterday’s post was about habits too. You’ll discover this about me – I contradict myself a lot. Yesterday I was saying how old habits die hard and today I’m raving about how easy it all is. Such is the mind of a Gemini woman. When we initially […]

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Putting new habits into place (and failing)

Filed in Blog by on June 10, 2008 11 Comments
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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Onya reusable bag disount NOW CLOSED

Filed in Blog, Product reviews by on June 9, 2008 4 Comments
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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