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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.

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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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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There’s a naked chicken in my kitchen

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There’s a naked chicken in my kitchen

How do you recycle plastic meat packaging? The short answer is, you can’t. Well, not around here anyway. But are we going to take no as an answer? No, nadda, nein, non; of course we aren’t. I had a chat with a great guy at our local council this week. I was asking about the […]

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It’s been a funny kind of day……

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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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June’s Monthly competition

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

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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?)

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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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our zero waste challenge – day one; stepping up to the challenge as a family

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our zero waste challenge – day one; stepping up to the challenge as a family

I’m so excited to be writing our first Zero Waste blog post. Excited about rubbish? You betcha! Our trusty dustbin is trembling with excitement too. For too long she has suffered the effects of our 21st century lifestyle and has been force fed all sorts of well, rubbish. It’s resulted in a warped tummy and […]

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