Category | Recycling

5 Tips for Crafting Green

Posted on 06 October 2009

Crafters, or at least the crafters I know, are usually a thrifty bunch, making the most of their fabric and yarn stash, minimising on waste and re-using as much as they can. Over the past couple of years I’ve been learning crafting skills with the aim to make more things for my wardrobe and our [...]

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Earth Day, Ocean Day…Mayday

Posted on 04 June 2009

What’s in a day? When a day is designated a special day, the intention is to honor the theme of it.  On our annual calendar there are some holidays that have turned into a hoopla, diverting us from the original intent.  Often we witness a kind of build up that requires planning and promotion, parties [...]

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Recycled Filofax inserts

Posted on 26 February 2009

Every year my resolution is to get organised. Really organised. I mean super organised. I will know what I’m supposed to be doing at every moment of the day and what’s more, I will be doing it! Credit: matsuyuki In my mind, there was only one thing holding me back from this heightened state of [...]

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The Book of Rubbish Ideas… Review & Interview

Posted on 24 September 2008

Book Review and Interview with Author Tracey Smith As I took an over-ripe pepper and nearly full bag of mushrooms out of the fridge and set them aside for the compost bin I thought about the first few pages from Tracey Smith’s Book of Rubbish Ideas. I don’t feel good about wasting this food but [...]

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thoughts on increasing waste awareness

Posted on 22 September 2008

The other day when I was downtown Copenhagen I saw this : it’s a transparent container. I think it would rock if we could actually see our trash at all times, so it isn’t hidden away somewhere in the supply chain of the world. I found something similar in a blogpost today which is a [...]

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Zero Waste Week – Are you up for the challenge

Posted on 22 August 2008

The first week of September is zero waste week for Rachelle and her family in Gloucestershire. Since June, they’ve been working on reducing the amount they send to landfill and, in just 2 weeks’ time, they are going for the big fat zero. They started off throwing away about a kilo a week of rubbish [...]

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Downsizing for the environment

Posted on 22 August 2008

How many material possessions do we need to be happy?   How much space do we need to live comfortably?   As a society can we escape from the western vision of what the perfect life should be, thus improving the environment? These are some of the questions I have been thinking about lately whilst I have [...]

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Where does my recycling go?

Posted on 09 August 2008

I’m reading a book at the moment called ‘Confessions of an Eco Sinner – Travels to find where my stuff comes from’ by Fred Pearce. It goes into everything from wedding rings to jeans, computer parts to green beans, and it’s a really interesting read as you follow the author on his journey around the [...]

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Are you doing bokashi?

Posted on 14 July 2008

I got a bokashi bin for Christmas. Two actually. And yes, I did ask for them! When they finally arrived in January, I ripped open the package, full of excitement, to find two black bins, some bits of plastic and a large bag of bran. Somehow all this was supposed to turn our cooked kitchen [...]

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Looking at the environment – contact lenses or eyeglasses?

Posted on 31 March 2008

About one year ago I completely stopped wearing contact lenses as my eyes had become so sore and sensitive that I was unable to wear them without being in pain. It was at first difficult for me to feel comfortable / confident socialising in my eyeglasses (spectacles) as I had become so used to wearing [...]

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