Tag: Gloucestershire zero waste week

How to remember your reusable shopping bags

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How to remember your reusable shopping bags

One of the simplest ways to ease yourself into a zero waste lifestyle is to start with shopping bags. Using your own reusable bags means you don’t have to keep taking the dreaded disposable plastic carrier bags. It’s an easy thing to master and once you’ve grasped it, you’ll feel so good about yourself you’ll […]

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Kate Edgar shares her zero waste week challenges

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Kate Edgar shares her zero waste week challenges

I’ve had the opportunity to talk to some wonderful people this week about the Gloucestershire zero waste week challenge. What I keep finding is that we all face different challenges with the week. From time constraints to picky eaters to lack of choice in the shops, there are obstacles to be overcome for everyone who […]

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My personal commitment to zero waste week

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My personal commitment to zero waste week

You may well ask what a couple of seasoned zero waste enthusiasts can possibly do during zero waste week that is different to any other week of the year.

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Breakfast today – zero waste week, day two

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Breakfast today – zero waste week, day two

Breakfast today was something quick, but I did add a certain flamboyancy that was well received.

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Rob Rees MBE Cotswold chef, talks to us about zero waste week

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Rob Rees MBE Cotswold chef, talks to us about zero waste week

I first heard about Rob Rees MBE through his Vision Hall blog and a story in our local newspaper. Rob worked with a family in the county to show them how to make the most of their food, minimise food waste and use up leftovers in creative ways.

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The Green’s fridge inventory

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The Green’s fridge inventory

I’ve just taken a peek in our ‘fridge. Knowing what is lurking in there and how long it has before it ends up unusable is an important part of zero waste. Although raw food can be composted, cooked food is another matter. If it doesn’t get used up, it ends up in the landfill, where, […]

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First zero waste breakfast

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First zero waste breakfast

I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit proud of myself today. I am a good cook; I can throw things together in a creative ‘what shall I do with this?’ fashion and 99% of the time, it turns out to be a great meal

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Listen to our Radio Gloucestershire interview

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Listen to our Radio Gloucestershire interview

To kick things off for Gloucestershire’s zero waste week, we spent some time giving Andy Vivien, Radio Gloucestershire reporter, a tour of Chez Green. He delved into my shopping bags, lifted the lid on my reusable containers and shuffled through my recycling. It was quite an experience I can tell you! I had to do […]

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