I've just come back from more fun and frolics at BBC Radio Suffolk, popping into the James Hazell Show to see how James did with his Zero Waste Week challenge.
So, the big question is...did he make it?
Well...let's just say he didn't do quite as well as his producer Sally Goodwin, who only the week before managed to go zero waste with the exception of a chocolate bar wrapper and some bags and film that I took off her hands to drop off at our local HWRC.
James on the other hand managed ...
Even with the promise of a zero waste bar of chocolate as a reward.
Something tells me he didn't quite take it as seriously as Sal.
BUT - and I don't mean cigarette butts - his household bin is only half full each fortnight, which is fab.
...during the last week, he's discovered there's a recycling bin in the kitchen.
...he found a reuse for those cigarette butts, which led to some jokes about Hazell's Butt Couture.
...even if he didn't take it as seriously afterwards, he did manage a rubbish-free day,
...which is, what could be called a vital start!
With news of his partial failure, I'm just relieved that James didn't bring his rubbish bags into the studio, but just in case I was prepared with my safety goggles and rubber gloves.
Because you never know...!
So when it came down to the jury...did he earn his bar of chocolate? Well, call me an old softie, but I just had to say yes. Not sure it was the puppy look that swayed me or the fact that he was trying at the very start of the week [note to Sal - you're free to interpret that as you like].
But I wasn't going to let him get away with it completely, so gave him a couple of booby prizes, including a special souvenir from Felixstowe that I picked up from Fran Crowe's exhibition at the weekend....a piece of old rope that she rescued from the beach during her work "Walking to Save Some Sea".
So the final verdict?
Well James - at least you tried...a bit,
...but could do better,
so.... shall I come in and see you again next year?
With 12 months notice, we're bound to see further improvement.
But seriously, huge thanks to both Sally and James for everything they've done to promote the message about the range of recycling facilities that exist across Suffolk and giving me a chance to plug Recycle Now's Recycle Week.
It has been lots of fun!
So for me, it's feet up for the next couple of months until I'm back again for the Girls Talk session in September.
Who am I kidding. I'm afraid it'll be nose to the recycling grindstone as usual.
Update: You can hear it all for yourself on the BBC's Listen Again service. Just fast forward to two hours into the programme at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p003lm3k/James_Hazell_07_07_2009/