Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Carnival of Trash Time

Welcome to the January edition of The Carnival of Trash, celebrating the new year with lots of ideas and inspiration to help you reduce your waste. Thanks to all the bloggers for their submissions. To see what's coming up next month, check out the details at the end of the post.

Recycling



Cindy presents The Green Shopping Bag posted at My Recycled Bags.com, saying, "I'm here this carnival to offer a free pattern and picture tutorial to crochet a green shopping bag. My green shopping bag is made with at least 80 recycled plastic grocery bags that I cut into strips and crocheted them into this handy reusable tote. It's real roomy and holds lots of items."

Cindy who also presents Recycled Christmas Gift Bag Ideas posted at My Recycled Bags.com, saying, "Recycle some old plastic bags into cool Christmas gift bags this year. I offer free patterns to create several alternatives to the traditional gift wrapping for your presents."


Jim presents The Five Reasons Why I Recycle posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Reducing Waste



Wenchypoo presents An All-Day Sunday Peeve-a-Thon posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "Why make just a 2009 waste-busting resolution when you need to do it ALL THE TIME!"


Jen presents Day 185: Happy Waste-Free New Years posted at The Clean Bin Project, saying, "We aim to start off this year by cataloging, for a week, the actual amount of trash and recycling we are still producing after 6 months of trying to slim our bins."


Mrs Green presents Happy New Year - it’s the countdown to Gloucestershire zero waste challenge week! posted at MY ZERO WASTE, saying, "We've made two trashtastic resolutions for 2009; have a read and find out what we are planning!"


Almost Mrs Average presents New Year's Resolutions in the Almost Average household posted at The Rubbish Diet, saying, "This year, I'll be digging my way out of packaging!"


Rethinking



makingthishome presents Switch to Cloth Bags posted at Making This Home, saying, "Thanks for hosting this and sharing everyone's ideas!"




That concludes this edition. The February Edition is calling for bloggers to promote local stores or services that help reduce waste. So please take time to applaud your favourite businesses. They could be shops that sell nearly new items or recycled goods. It might be a grocery store that sells unpackaged produce or a skilled tradesperson who repairs items. Please give them a huge shout-out to help spread the word and encourage people to shop wisely and locally.


Please submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of trash using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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4 comments:

John Costigane said...

Hi Mrs A,

It is good to see different perspectives on the waste issue. Cindy's reusable bag from plastic bags could help many householders with bag mountains. Jen following SustainableDave's theme will be worth a watch.

Monthly topics will certainly concentrate information and allow others to quickly join at a high level.

mrs green said...

Wahee; thanks Mrs A; another great carnival full of inspiring ideas.

Thanks for hosting :)

Mrs g x

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Hi John - Cindy's bags are tempting me to try my hand at some new crafts. Problem is I can't knit or crochet for toffee. Never had the temperament or the dexterity, but who knows there could be hope for me yet :-D I'm certainly looking forward to Jen's results and I love the cloth bags at MakingThisHome. :-D

Hi Mrs G - no probs. I'm just pleased that you and fellow bloggers are able to contribute. I meant to say that I'm looking for a range of hosts for the carnival from April onwards...anyone fancy volunteering? :-D

Nige said...

Changing to an eco lifestyle will make a difference but its a gradual change that we all have to make

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