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Why aren’t mega-corporations worried about their image

If I owned a business, however small, I would HATE to see my bags/covers/containers defaced. Wouldn’t it be horrible to spend all that time and money on designed a beautiful ‘container’, and making it (out of paper, or plastic or wood or whatever) for it to be muddied? Defaced? Defiled? Having to mark up prices …
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Trash review

First, this is gold, from trash talking Republicans: http://www.theflama.com/gop-primetime-slim-shady-rap-battle-mike-beasley-1499960257.html For the past few months, I’ve held off the cleaner from emptying the bathroom bin.  Cause I’m a nutso. Here’s what I know we use many plastic/foil sheets of medications, prescription or otherwise.  It’s the standard way to get pain killer or anything in Australia.  Thankfully, …
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Zero Waste Update

Long time readers know that I was a big advocate of zero waste, with weekly Wednesday posts all being catalogued here.  Most of my posts were when I lived alone, in the loft.  It seems timely to let you know how the zero waste warrior is going after more than a year living with the …
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Zero Waste Wednesday & meat off cuts

Let’s look at the landfill waste our household of two created this week: Usually, I put our meat scraps into the Bokashi bin we have on the balcony. At the moment, it’s full, and my second bin is still at my parents house. My suburb offers community compost bins, so I’ve been taking all the …
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Weigh in Wednesday – weight of trash (and me!)

In a twist to my Wednesday weigh ins, it will both be a weigh in of my non recyclable, non compostable trash generated in a week AND…. my weight.  At least this week, as I have good news on both fronts! (For any first time readers, this is a weird post to start with, I’m …
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Waste Wednesday – home made coffee

Ready for some horrendous photos of my waste for the past week?  I bet you’ve been waiting all week for some blurry shots of just how much waste I generated :p Yeah, it was a bad week: 504 grams. And after last week’s heavy weigh in too (434g).  I aim to get it between 100-200 …
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Waste Wednesday – pepper grinders

It’s a Wednesday, which means it’s the day I weigh the (landfill) waste/trash my household of two has generated.   This week, the weighty glass and plastic contraption has tipped the scales, adding 136g to the week’s weigh in.  It’s being trashed, as it can’t be refilled 🙁  Thankfully, the other set that came to our …
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Waste Wednesday

Sorry all – I made the long weekend a long weekend and then some from blogging. I really need to get some photos taken, so I can share some posts with you. I spent my long weekend mostly at the kitchen table with the radio on for the Hottest 100 which is the radio station …
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Waste Wednesday & the new herb garden

Why, it’s Wednesday, the day when I weigh my waste to see if I’m any closer to being a zero waste home.  Here’s how I weighed in for the fortnight: Less last week’s weigh in: Making this week’s adjusted total weigh in at 211g.  Not great, but it’s to be expected with a 50L bag from …
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Waste Wednesday – a normal week

Welcome to Wednesday’s weigh in…  Every week, I try to be zero waste, as per my council (City of Sydney’s) catch phrase.  Despite the garbo telling me it’s all a marketing ploy, I choose to track my landfill rubbish, and look at ways I could improve, Here’s this week’s picture: 184 grams is pretty good. …
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