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Use this map to discover how much it will cost to recycle your old mattress (1 comments)
I think every mattress should be sold with a protective cover. After all who remembers what size their mattress is afterwards? It is harder to buy later because there are so many mattress size names and dimensions.

This protective covering may n […]

2019-07-12 16:28:26
Compost awareness week day three – is ink from printed cardboard toxic? (17 comments)
Great to get the most up-to-date information from Jim and Carl.

In 2010, I went to a recycling event run by Wakefield City Council. Their information clearly stated that it was fine to compost paper and cardboard – as far as I remember. That said, […]

Helen Butt
2019-06-20 08:18:13
The four top types of litter and what we can do about it (2 comments)
the problem is the same here in Germany. It´s horrible to drive along the streets or go for a walk and see all the plastic, the bottles or packaging lying there. I have put an old plastic bag in my backpack and a glove to collect some rubbish while […]

2019-03-17 19:22:06
10 questions about a zero waste lifestyle (21 comments)
Very good and intelligent and they give all information zero waste […]

2019-02-24 16:46:03
5 ways to recycle plastic milk bottle tops (13 comments)
Oh no! Thanks for the headsup Susan. I’m not sure how I feel about it. Glad it’s been successful but unhappy there is not more room for recycling! […]

Mrs Green
2019-02-14 19:07:42
I want you to start throwing things in the bin #binthewipes (5 comments)
Thanks Tammy, glad you found it interesting 🙂 […]

Mrs Green
2019-01-29 10:42:33
Recycle stamps for charity (24 comments)
Thanks Paige, your page has been added to the article 🙂 […]

Mr Green
2019-01-09 11:49:51
How to waste less paper in your home office (1 comments)
One thing I do is actually take home ‘waste’ paper to use in the home – paper that is printed out can easily be used again in the home and then we recycle there. Thanks for the post! […]

Little Plastic Footprint
2018-12-19 22:08:06
six ways to preserve water (5 comments)
We started collecting the cold water that is normally wasted while you wait for the hot to come through. We now save 2L every time we do the washing up which can then be used on the garden or to flush the loo. Do that once a day for a year and you’ve […]

2018-12-17 23:49:24
My washing machine rises like a phoenix from the ashes (5 comments)
I agree with the fact that “things used to last longer”. I’m sure they were made to then and I also expect appliances to last longer. I haven’t tried soapnuts but have used the ecoegg. I’m currently using surcare or ecover liquid as I have eczema. I […]

Susan Kay-Attwood
2018-12-04 19:42:29
Six ways to reuse laundry detergent dosing balls (11 comments)
What a lovely idea, Tracy – my favourite one yet 🙂 […]

Mrs Green
2018-11-22 18:35:21
Zero waste toothbrushes (27 comments)
I know this isn’t quite the same but terracycle have started a new recycling stream today for recycling toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes and boxes. https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/brigades/colgate […]

2018-11-01 23:22:41
How to recycle half used toiletries (42 comments)
I have used conditioner for final Prince of hand washed clothes before now. Works fine. Just don’t use too much. […]

Janet Holttum
2018-09-05 22:41:24
When two rights can make a wrong (4 comments)
Sometimes you can cut the edges off and free the paper to at least recycle that but this depends on the laminater. […]

2018-08-21 12:56:58
5 ways to recycle spectacles (19 comments)
Can polerized bifocal lenses be made into progressive lenses? […]

2018-08-08 14:24:03
11 ways to reuse and recycle wine corks (43 comments)
In the uk recorked will recycle them for you https://recorkeduk.org/ […]

2018-08-02 07:55:03
How To Deal With Fly Tipping (4 comments)
Hi Hugh, that sounds a terrible situation. I hope some resolution is on the horizon because it’s causing untold damage to the environment and householders, who assume they are doing the right thing, are being taken for a ride. […]

Mrs Green
2018-08-01 12:23:31
Receipts, recycling and BPA (10 comments)
Wouldn’t burning receipts be bad because of the chemicals… because you then run the risk of inhaling the chemicals.

I am trying to go zero waste and I too, am trying to find a solution of what to do with receipts. Hope someone can give me some i […]

Jacqueline Fidone
2018-07-21 23:53:58
Compost awareness week and how to tame slimy compost! (32 comments)
Hi Jay, I would guess it’s just where the water has dripped down into the bottom from things like veg and fruit peelings or grass and that because it’s at the bottom you’ve not been able to get into that part to turn it properly, so it’s just stagnat […]

Mrs Green
2018-07-18 08:22:32
Save your cardboard toilet roll inners and grow carrots! (13 comments)
Loved your story..lol
Not so much for the school’s excuse on why not to use them..to supposedly protect us from germs…so stupid!!! LOL We used them when we were kids and we’re still around, they’ll use anything for an excuse to complain about.. […]

2018-07-16 15:40:31
5 ways you can move house without creating landfill waste (1 comments)
What a great post! Moving house can be an overwhelming process and people often end up chucking loads of things out to speed up the process. But, if you’re organised, you can have a much more environmentally friendly move. Donating to charity is a re […]

2018-07-15 10:55:42
Five ways students can go zero waste (2 comments)
It’s incredible isn’t it? I just saw your ten year anniversary post and commented. What fun to think we’ve been blogging a decade! […]

Mrs Green
2018-07-05 07:23:59
Five ways to set up a zero waste kitchen (1 comments)
I love this site as i pick up tips we try not to have much food waste and with a hungry guineapig to feed we don’t end up with much waste keep up the good work […]

Penny Thompson
2018-06-30 08:35:32
Turn your milk bottle tops into pet bowls! (22 comments)
Now eight years on so I guess you weren’t successful in finding anything positive! […]

2018-06-19 17:16:22
Do zero waste rubber gloves exist? (16 comments)
I make rubberbands out of the wrists too – glad it’snot just me and turn them inside out – the rubber/latex ones I use don’t have a lining so there’s not much difference. I have the same problem with gardening gloves but my mum and I just discovered […]

2018-06-02 10:02:44
How to recycle old tools (15 comments)
The word “Recycle” is being used both as an end of life process into something the same or different and instead of the word “Reuse”. We’ve got stuck at the wrong end of the waste hierarchy and need to concentrate further up on Reducing, Reusing, Re […]

2018-04-30 12:16:49
20 ways to go green at home (3 comments)
Hey Alicia, thanks for taking time to comment. I agree totally that buying new should only be done as a last resort. As it happens, this was a guest post, not written by me and I think you’ll find if you read through articles by me I tend to favour t […]

Mrs Green
2018-04-08 11:14:34
How to recycle audio cassette tapes (23 comments)
Thanks for sharing this information, Greenitup. What a shame these valuable companies go out of business 🙁 […]

Mrs Green
2018-03-22 12:20:21
Response from Walkers (7 comments)
Hi Danni, sadly the crisp bag recycling has stopped now. I was able to set up a collection point in my local Tesco store, but the charity are no longer collecting the used bags, so there are no more collections 🙁 […]

Mrs Green
2018-03-20 21:22:46
5 tips for reducing food waste – #TasteWithoutWaste (1 comments)
These are some excellent tips. I find that I really don’t have much food waste in our home. Lots of hungry mouths to feed, and i cook meals from fresh ingredients that always go down well […]

2018-03-17 22:07:50

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