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Any ideas about recycling vinyl banners? (26 comments)
Hi all,

My organisation needs the banners.

Can let us have it?

My email is [email protected]

Thank you
Clara […]

Clara Ho
2017-10-27 08:09:20
The five most important things a family can do to reduce their impact on the planet (4 comments)
I’d love to try one of those washing machines myself; I remember seeing a prototype years ago and was intrigued. They apparently work with tiny plastic beads (there’s more plastic right there!) – I wonder if they’ll ever catch on. It is hard to find […]

Mrs Green
2017-10-18 19:33:14
Response from Lindt about packaging (5 comments)
Lindt is interesting though because they also manufacture blocks of chocolate which they pack in aluminium foil and card which is far better than Cadbury’s which stopped using foil and purple paper and went for unrecyclable plastic. It is still disa […]

2017-10-15 23:21:07
FAQs (26 comments)
Do you know anyone with small children who like to draw? Could pass it onto them so they can use the blank side, my lot always use the one side junk mail as drawing/painting paper. […]

Louise Thomas
2017-10-10 14:05:15
Yellow pages / BT directories (20 comments)
my ddor has a clear notice NOT to deliver any junk mail but yet many guys seem to deliver it . in fact I almost had a fight with a guy delivering yellow pages who claimed that the junk mail was not junk mail and that ehw sas fed up with people like m […]

oete jones
2017-09-30 13:27:45
plastic free cotton buds (Q Tips) (32 comments)

The photo that the photographer wishes didn’t exist.

Found some white plastic stemmed ones in Sainsbury’s ๐Ÿ™ where there were also Johnson’s ones with paper stems, and so […]

2017-09-17 18:25:54
Recycle Brita water filter cartridges (11 comments)
Here’s some more information. Apparently you can recycle the filters: http://www.brita.be/brita/fr-be/cms/recycling_service.grid
All you have to do is collect six Maxtra or Classic filters, call their toll-free number, then they’ll send you a return […]

Mrs Green
2017-09-15 09:59:53
Here’s how to buy plastic free soapnuts in compostable / biodegradable packaging! (2 comments)
Hi Helen, the packaging is new, so I’m not surprised you’ve not found them before. Sally has been selling them in alternative packaging for years, but has now found fully biodegradable, which is a wonderful achievement! […]

Mrs Green
2017-08-24 17:02:07
Four Zero Waste documentaries you won’t want to miss (2 comments)
Thanks for the recommendation Carole; we had a similar programme here in the UK which was fantastic for raising awareness of these issues ๐Ÿ™‚ [email protected] see if I can find something on YouTube to compare […]

Mrs Green
2017-07-25 12:40:15
Wasps in the compost bin (29 comments)
Hi Martha, that sounds a horrible situation for you and your Son In Law. If fear is holding you back, I’d suggest one of two things. Either find someone to deal with it on your behalf – someone who isn’t so scared of wasps! Or, if you can, just leave […]

Mrs Green
2017-07-24 08:28:50
How is your zero waste week going? (6 comments)
Please don’t flush wipes. Sewage works cannot deal with them and they end up on our beaches and in the rivers seas and oceans. They also clog up sewers. Don’t use wipes at all – use a cloth and wash it out. […]

2017-07-17 16:48:20
Where can I recycle tetrapaks? (8 comments)
I really use tetrapack a lot (for milk, I have 5 daughters), and that bothers me, how it ends? We have a disposal containers for it, but mostly a container for plastic is used for that disposal. Maybe plastic bottles of milk are better for recycling […]

2017-07-04 23:33:42
The most amazing reuse project ever? (7 comments)
Oh I love it! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ […]

Mrs Green
2017-06-30 12:37:14
Why is London rubbish at recycling? (6 comments)
I live in Lewisham. Recycling here is very difficult. Collections are frequently missed, recycling facilities are inadequate and many requests for recycling bins are not fulfilled. Also you cannot phone or email the recycling department and any onlin […]

Tim Fogarty
2017-06-27 14:52:28
Garden birds + food scraps = Zero Waste! (1 comments)
Bread crumbs […]

Barbara Backus
2017-06-20 02:21:38
Is cornstarch plastic packaging (PLA) compostable or recyclable? (50 comments)
Hi, I’m a bit late to the party (few years)
I work in a massive pub, we have to by law/licence serve our drinking in non-glass containers.
I have for years wanted to reduce our single use plastic waste. I have removed straws (we use metal reusable […]

2017-05-18 20:28:11
From toilets to cars – 4 things you never knew you could recycle! (5 comments)
Pinterest also gives you a broader outlook on design idea styles. […]

2017-05-09 17:43:23
What actions can Chinaโ€™s citizens take to curb pollution? (1 comments)
Energy from waste is a desperate measure, you end up emitting man made dioxins, of which there are no safe limits, and with piles of toxic ash when you should have recycled or not have produced the waste in the first place.

China was/is a destinat […]

Darren Woodiwiss
2017-04-12 09:06:31
Abel and Cole reduce landfill waste with woolcool packaging (9 comments)
Hi Danielle, it’s absolutely fine to use as hamster bedding, most definitely. It’s naturally washed, so no sort of nasties anywhere in sight. I’m sure your hamster will find it one of the cosiest things that it’s ever snuggled into. […]

2017-03-13 11:37:42
I’m in Prima magazine! (7 comments)
Congrats! How cool! […]

2017-03-11 23:55:43
5 ways to recycle spectacles (15 comments)
Yes, I agree with Sarah, it is more expensive to replace the lens than just buying a new pair of eyeglasses. Truth is, companies that manufacture frames will lose out if people will just replace the lens. This is the reason why opticians do these pro […]

2017-01-29 16:13:03
Beginners tips for reducing household waste (7 comments)
Hi Kiara, Welcome to our site and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. If you keep spreading your message about how plastic hurts the environment you will inspire people to think differently and that would be wonderful. We’re very lucky […]

Mrs Green
2017-01-28 18:00:36
The main causes of, and how to reduce, food waste (2 comments)
I do try to not waste food if I can. Fruit and veg go into a compost caddy which then gets put in one of our compost bins. […]

2017-01-12 12:07:13
Compost awareness week – top tips for using bokashi bins! (14 comments)
Hi Kristina, I can’t speak from experience, but my guess is that it *might* work as long as you insulate it – perhaps wrap some old bubble wrap around it. The best thing might be to contact the team at Wiggly Wigglers who are bokashi experts ๐Ÿ™‚ […]

Mr Green
2016-12-30 17:46:11
Donโ€™t waste your wardrobe (10 comments)
I’ve been turning my old sheets into bags for using at the organic shop instead of using the paper ones there. I’m no good with a machine but I hand sew three sides together and thread a little cord through the top.
Thank you for the lovely […]

2016-12-29 11:12:44
Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic? (11 comments)
I recycle all my cardboard. I caution putting most cardboard in a compost pile. any layered cardboard or tubes are held together with glues. The glues maybe toxic and can build up in the soil. At one time I would save my scrap wood in cardboard an […]

2016-12-18 12:22:58
How to have a zero waste Christmas, when every man and his dog wants to buy you something (14 comments)
I love this post! I have started buying ‘experience’ gifts for our family instead of random presents. I find Groupon is really good for this as they have some fantastic deals on days out and courses etc.
I found the perfect one for my nephew this y […]

Gina Caro @ Gypsy Soul
2016-12-13 13:25:30
3 ways to help your business go zero waste (2 comments)
I do most of this anyway. I have loads of sheets of paper to reuse, we don’t have LED lights anymore at home, and I send my printer cartridges to my printer recycling scheme. […]

2016-11-11 14:25:27
How to recycle old tools (12 comments)
If you live in the Northampton UK area you can donate old garden tools to the Northampton Hope Centre, social enterprise, Hope Tools, who recycles old garden tools to sell to raise money for our work with homeless people. We employ homeless people to […]

Robin Burgess
2016-10-12 14:43:21
Zero waste week (149 comments)
what a brilliant reuse for the cat litter – thanks for sharing! I’m sure that will help a lot of people in their quest for a mole free lawn ๐Ÿ™‚ […]

Mr Green
2016-09-08 14:30:13

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