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Rachelle_strauss zero waste week founderAt last I can share my good news with you all.

I’ve been sworn to secrecy for three weeks now and I can tell you, I’ve felt like a child waiting for Christmas!

Today my friends, I have been officially named a “Point of Light”!

The Points of Light Award is given by the Prime Minister and recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making positive changes in their communities.

Essentially this is a way of the Prime Minister saying ‘thank you’ for someone’s voluntary service. And the hope is that by shining a light on the volunteering I’ve done for sharing the Zero Waste message, they can inspire others to volunteer.

point of light logo - rachelle strauss zero waste week

In a personally signed letter, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote:
“Zero Waste Week is inspiring people around the world to dramatically reduce the waste they create for good. By sharing your own experiences as a family and suggesting simple ways people can recycle and reuse you are making it easy and fun for as many people as possible to get involved in your important campaign.”

But you know, without you, there would be no Zero Waste Week campaign. It’s your enthusiasm, passion and energy that drives this campaign forward. It’s your desire to preserve resources and secure a healthy, safe planet that increases the reach of this campaign year on year.

So thank YOU for being here, reading the blog, signing up to the newsletter, joining me on Facebook, engaging with me on Twitter and sending me daily emails sharing your celebrations and successes. We’re all Points of Light towards a brighter, less wasteful future.

point of light certificate awarded to rachelle strauss zero waste week september 2018



Rachelle Strauss
Rachelle Strauss
Rachelle Strauss is founder of and Both are leading websites for helping householders reduce landfill waste. Her work has attracted media stories and engagement in documentaries, film and radio both locally and abroad.


  1. Wendy says:

    Oh my word that is amazing!!!!! WELL DONE, You so deserve that award. You were the one who got me started and here I am for my 3rd year of Zero Waste week & still chipping away at the changes I can make. Thank you so much you are fantastic.

  2. Jan Holttum says:

    Congratulations. What an honour. I know you haven’t done this for self gratification, but for the good of the world, but it’s still nice to have reconization. Well done.

  3. Lydia Kazapua says:

    You deserve it and more are to come and inspired me to start the same campaign here in Africa it is also Zero Waste Month.

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