Eco review: The Book of Rubbish Ideas

by EcoStreet on February 11, 2009

in EcoReview

In her Book of Rubbish Ideas, Tracey Smith takes us room by room through our homes and shows us how to reduce waste, or rather, how to reduce the amount of waste that we are sending to landfill.

In the first part of the book, Tracey explains all about the history of rubbish, how rubbish effects the planet and evil consumerist stuff like planned obsolescence.

The second part is the bit with the lists. Lots and lots of tips on how to be a pro-active waste reducer in the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom, study, utility room, entrance, garage and even in the garden. Have you ever considered taking yourself off the Yellow Pages mailing list, using an old tin can as a cookie cutter, or using ripped bike inner tubes as draught-proofing? No? Then you need this book, because for the newly green, this book offers insights aplenty into reducing your waste. If you are already living a pretty green life and looking for bigger ways to go green, you aren’t going to find anything new here.

Part three of the book offers case studies and the obligatory celebrity tips on going green.

I enjoyed Tracey Smith’s engaging tone throughout the Book of Rubbish Ideas. This is a lady that walks the walk and is enthusiastic to spread the word about green living.

I would buy this book for someone who has just got interested in green living.


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Global Citizen Corps February 13, 2009 at 2:10 am

This is the type of material the masses need to be reading!

Do you know high school students who want to lead the movement to end global poverty and are ready to stand at the forefront of the fight for a better world? Would you like to help students and schools get more involved in addressing global challenges like HIV/AIDS, hunger, climate change and access to education?

Tell students to apply for the 2009-2010 Global Citizen Corps Leadership program! It’s free, fun and a great experience.

You can learn more about the program and how students can apply online at

The application deadline is April 15, 2009.


Tracey Smih February 15, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Hi Tracy – so pleased to see you’re spreading the love around! LOL…

Hope the next reader enjoys my book too.

All the best to all,

Tracey x


Robin February 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm

This looks like a great read. Thanks for the review. Can’t wait to read this one.


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