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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Zero Waste Challenge

I have decided to join the "zero waste challenge" on http://www.myzerowaste.com/ for the next 2 weeks.

This will involve trying not to put anything into my landfill collection bin for the next 2 weeks and trying to reuse/recycle/sell/donate anything we do not wish to keep.

I will be keeping a note of how our rubbish is dealt with over the time period over on www.rubbishlog.blogspot.com .

Monday, 25 August 2008

Week Ending Sunday 24 August

This is the bag of "rubbish" which went into my landfill bin this week it weighed 1.3kg and was only a third of the size of my 45l swing bin.

There were a few yogurt pots in there as I had ran out of my own and had treated DS1, this was before I had heard about GHS the recycling company, which will take most plastics as long as there is sufficient quantity.

The rest of the "rubbish", seemed to be plastic wrap and crisp packs etc. and even though I twist and knot my plastics to make then smaller they will still weigh the same.

Sunday, 24 August 2008


I have found out that you can contact BT and they will take your name off the list for phone directories.


Mine have sat on the shelf the last couple of times not being used and I have had to unwrap them from their plastic sleeve to be able to recycle them.

This to me was just another item coming into the house which we did not need or use.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Zero Waste

I have been reading the following 2 blogs/websites recently

http://www.therubbishdiet.blogspot.com/ and http://www.myzerowaste.com/

and have decided to do a "Zero Waste Pledge".

This will mean that we will have to try to not throw anything into the landfill bin, things can still be recycled/composted but NOTHING if at all possible should go into the landfill bin.

I will be starting this on Monday 1 Sept as the landfill bin is emptied on that day so we will start the pledge with empty bins all round; this will continue for a 2 week period until Monday 15 Sept when the bin is due to be emptied again.

Zero Waste 2

Following on from the other day I have another site I have been reading
http://www.myzerowaste.com/ . This has again been both informative and interesting.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Zero Waste

I have been reading a blog today by a woman who has tried to a adopt a zero/minimum waste strategy in her household.


This has been really interesting reading, and there a few ideas which I'm hoping we can adopt ourselves.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Found a link to this clip on You Tube, and thought it gave a fun catchy message about recycling.