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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.

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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All about My Zero Waste

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All about My Zero Waste

We welcome new readers to our site. Whenever I visit a new website I want to know all about the people behind the words and about the idea behind the site. Here are some FAQs about us. Feel free to add yours in the comments below and we’ll answer them here! Who are you? We […]

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Welcome to My Zero Waste first post!

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Welcome to My Zero Waste first post!

Welcome to our first blog post on My Zero Waste. If you’ve read some of our pages, you’ll see that we are a family of four (2 adults, 1 seven year old and an elderly cat), who have set ourselves the challenge of reducing our weekly rubbish. We’re launching this site in conjunction with the […]

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Monthly challenge for June

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Monthly challenge for June

Monthly challenge for June For the first month, we’re going to ease you gently into the idea of reducing your rubbish and the amount of waste you send to landfill each week. We’re nice like that. This month we’re setting you the challenge of becoming aware of the recycling facilities that are available in your […]

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June’s Dustbin Demon

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June’s Dustbin Demon

Ladies and Gentlemen. We present to you this month’s Dustbin Demon: The plastic cork! Hands up who has noticed that more and more bottles of wine contain a plastic cork? Prior to our zero waste challenge, these corks have gone in the bin without note. They’re only tiny, they weigh next to nothing, no big […]

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