Tag: food packaging

Is this the worst case of plastic packaging?

Filed in Blog by on March 23, 2009 22 Comments
Is this the worst case of plastic packaging?

Ok, I just had to buy it! Not that I adore custard tarts, but because the enormous packaging had to be seen to be believed. We were shopping in our local Budgens store and I finally succumbed to buying this monstrosity. You see, we’ve seen this before several times in Budgens.

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Excessive supermarket food packaging is undermining householders’ efforts to recycle

Filed in Blog by on February 18, 2009 61 Comments
Excessive supermarket food packaging is undermining householders’ efforts to recycle

Mrs A covered this story yesterday, and some of our readers sent us links to various media attention on this important issue. Thank you to all of you!

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Abel and Cole mixed organic fruit and vegetable box

Filed in Product reviews by on February 12, 2009 22 Comments
Abel and Cole mixed organic fruit and vegetable box

What perfect timing! I had just put some turkey in the oven and was scrounging around for vegetables when the doorbell rang. I’d quite forgotten that I was about to become the proud owner of my very own vegetable box.

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Mrs Green gets naked in the snow

Filed in Blog by on February 9, 2009
Mrs Green gets naked in the snow

Gotta love kids. It was Saturday and there we were with ice and snow on the ground and Little Miss Green asks for salad for lunch.

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It’s not zero waste week, it’s zero waist for us

Filed in Blog by on January 29, 2009 5 Comments
It’s not zero waste week, it’s zero waist for us

We got ourselves in a spot of bother on Monday. I’m finding it fascinating to see how each household faces different challenges with zero waste week. There are people who work long hours and don’t have time to cook, those who eat on the run or don’t know when they will get to sit down […]

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Zero waste sandwiches for food on the go

Filed in Blog by on September 29, 2008 18 Comments
Zero waste sandwiches for food on the go

Now I know we should all be making our own food from scratch, but sometimes a gal likes a bit of convenience. What’s more, seven year old girls like to buy things in pretty packaging when out and about. I’ve just come across a company called Fresh! Organics Who sell organic ‘fast food’ such as […]

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The quest for zero waste honey

Filed in Blog by on September 2, 2008 6 Comments
The quest for zero waste honey

It shouldn’t be difficult to buy honey should it? It’s readily available in glass jars as well as the plastic squeezy containers, which always retain a bit of honey in the bottom no matter what you do. But glass jars are ok for zero waste, if they come with a metal lid, right? Well, kind […]

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How to pack a reduced waste lunch box

Filed in Blog by on August 25, 2008 22 Comments
How to pack a reduced waste lunch box

When I was standing with my foot helplessly on the first rung of the ladder of my bank job many years ago, my packed lunch consisted of: Sandwiches wrapped in cling film or a plastic sandwich bag A chocolate bar or individually wrapped biscuit A yogurt, or similar, in a small plastic pot A packet […]

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