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Monday, 24 November 2008

Week Ending Monday 24 November 2008

The bag of landfill rubbish today weighed in at 343g, so again not too bad.

It didn't help that DS1 had a friend to stay on Saturday night, so there were sweet and crisp wrappers which all ended up in there.

I cooked pizza for tea and although wrapped in the plastic film inside the cardboard box, the pizzas were on polystyrene plates which I can possibly reuse to put cakes on for cake stalls or as a last resort can be taken the the Recycling Centre.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Warm Sweater Wednesday

My friend Jackie over at http://ayearoflivinggreener.blogspot.com/ has decided to follow anidea from The Netherlands and have Warm Sweater Wednesday.

Basically you turn the heating down a couple of degrees and put on a warm sweater or two. This not only reduces the heating bill but also is better for the environment.

I've been tagged again

This is a different kind of tagging!!

The rules:
Find the 6th folder in your photos folder and then the 6th photo in it.
* Pray that you remember the details *
Post it on your blog
Tag 5 others, leave a comment to let them know they’ve been tagged

These are the dogs at Dave's work, the German Shepherd is Khan, the Rottweiller is Freya, both of these are rescue dogs; and the little Cocker Spaniel is Ria (actually the secretary's dog).

I'm now going to tag:

Just Gai

Mrs Green

Almost Mrs Average



Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I've Been Tagged

Just Gai has tagged me, this means I have to tell you 6 things about myself and then tag 6 more people.

Here goes:

1. I am the hot lunch server at DS2's school

2. I run the after school cooking club

3. When in the scouts I flew(with a pilot) in an open top glider over RAF Scampton

4. I try to live as much by the Old Style ethos as possible (make do and mend)

5. I believe that we should leave the planet as we found it, meaning it is there for future generations

6. My surname cause lots of problems with pronunciation (DALZIEL)

I will now tag the following bloggers







Monday, 17 November 2008

Week Ending Monday 17 November 2008

Todays bag of landfill rubbish weighed in at 337g, this is fairly close to the 300g that I am aiming at.

I can now definitely see a reduction in the amount of packaging coming into the house, even recyclable packaging.

My main problem is still crisp packets but with having children those come with the territory, and can't be completely abolished.

The boys have been very good and haven't complained too much over certain things not being bought since I started this; so crisps will be staying as that is their one waste producing treat.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Reduce Christmas Waste

I pinched this idea from Almost Mrs Average.

1. Use a present bag instead of paper, these can usually be reused
2. Give the gift of time - do a homemade voucher for the gift
3. Send e-Cards
4. Buy packaging free presents
5. Make your own gifts
6. If you feel you must send a card make your own
7. Buy a charity gift instead
8. Use last year's cards as gift tags
9. Choose one main pressie instead of lots
10. At work do secret Santa set to a limit rather than all individual presents

11. Don't automatically replace broken baubles etc, try to make a decoration
12. Agree not to do a pressie swap - some friends will be relieved

Monday, 10 November 2008

Actually had to empty the landfill bin!!!!

Today saw the landfill bin being emptied as it was nearly full; this was 10 weeks worth of rubbish plus extras though, so not too bad considering.

We might be able to only put the bin out 4 or 5 times a year or even less based on these figures.

Week Endsing 10 November 2008

Today saw a bag of 320g going into the landfill bin along with a bag of clinker.

So as the bin was nearly full I put it out for emptying, this was 10 weeks of rubbish plus the few extras.

Hopefully we might be able to manage on 4 or 5 collections a year based on these figures rather than the 26 that the council do collect.

The recycling bin was approx 2/3 full so good as well in that less rubbish is actually entering the house in the first place.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Weekly Weigh In - Mon 3 Nov 2008

Well this weeks bag weighed in at 320g; but DS1 cleared his room and so an extra bag weighing in at 570g was also added.

Along with another bag of clinker.

The landfill bin is not full yet but as it is due for collection next Monday I will put it out and then again at the collection before Christmas.