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The Great Green Team
21 May 2024
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Choosing a compost bin – by the experts

The best compost bin is one that suits your lifestyle. That was the very practical view of the Master Composters leading Garden Organic’s recent composting…

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The Great Green Team
3 April 2024
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Waking your compost bin in Spring

This is the time compost fans have been waiting for.  At Great Green Systems we leave our compost ‘cooking’ for two grand occasions a year…

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The Great Green Team
21 March 2024
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Dos and Don’ts of recycling

You may be a keen recycler but are you as green as you think? For example, do you wash out yogurt pots or do you…

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The Great Green Team
15 March 2024
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When did we start wasting food?

 Not very long ago the notion of wasting food was unheard of. Let’s imagine the UK a hundred years ago – how much food would…

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The Great Green Team
6 March 2024
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Compost School – a guide for absolute beginners

Composting is the best way to deal with organic waste. But fear of getting it wrong means many people never try.  Our simple guide is…

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The Great Green Team
1 March 2024
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Johannas give hope to South African townships

There can’t be anywhere on earth putting Green Johannas to better use than the townships of South Africa. The food waste composters are a vital…

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The Great Green Team
22 February 2024
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Eco tips for greener, cheaper living

If you’re doing as much as you can to live a greener life and you’re not acquainted with Nancy Birtwhistle, that’s something you need to…

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The Great Green Team
16 February 2024
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Why is recycling harder than it should be?

This is a complaint commonly heard across the UK, except perhaps in Wales, which has one of the best recycling rates in the world –…

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The Great Green Team
7 February 2024
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When is the right time to get another dog?

This time last year we marked the first anniversary of our dog’s death.  I wrote a blog at the time (below) about how hard it…

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The Great Green Team
2 February 2024
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Top tips on making your own compost mixes

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about making your own compost mixes, Garden Organic is the place to go – and with the ban…

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The Great Green Team
21 January 2024
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England’s best kept ‘secret’ – food waste collections

If you were under the impression that the whole of the UK should now be full speed ahead with weekly separate food waste collections, you’d…

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The Great Green Team
11 January 2024
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Compost your way to a peat-free future

The long-awaited ban on sales of peat-based compost comes into effect for home gardeners this year. This isn’t the end of the story, however. For…

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