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Keeping our reusables safe

By Anna Pitt / September 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’ve been reading an interesting article about the importance of making sure we keep our reusable items clean and safe. Well, in truth, the article was actually a bit of a reusable-bashing session suggesting that consumers (i.e. the public – aka you and me) can’t be trusted to use reusables because they don’t bother or…

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The Day 5 Challenge - Caring and Sharing

The 10 minute show you care challenge

By Anna Pitt / September 11, 2020 / 3 Comments

The Friday Feedback Challenge! What we’d like you to do today is to look back at the ways you’ve reduced your food waste and tell us about them. Have you saved some food from becoming waste? Have you cut down the amount of money you’ve spent on food? Have you found some new things that…

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Zero Waste Week – Day five

By Anna Pitt / September 11, 2020 / 2 Comments

So here we are, on our last day for Zero Waste Week 2020! We’ve been amazed at the feedback and the level of participation this year. It goes to show, it is such an important subject. If you’ve enjoyed the daily challenges and want to go a step further towards reducing your food waste you…

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How to make the most of your food in a shared household

By Anna Pitt / September 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

When I talk to my daughters about some of the methods I use to reduce our food waste, they heave that wistful sigh of “If only…” Both in their twenties, they’ve spent several years in shared households, including student accommodation, and they remind me of what it is like when you have very little space…

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We zero heroes are a growing band! Together we make a huge difference.

Zero Waste Week 2020 – Day Four

By Anna Pitt / September 10, 2020 / 1 Comment

Welcome to Day Four of Zero Waste Week Today’s topic is inspired by Zero Waste Week Ambassador, Claire Carter. Claire took our Zero Food Waste Heroes Training Course and one of the lessons reminded her about this: “Several years ago for Zero Waste Week, we had the hashtag #letsignorebestbefore. It was really interesting to see…

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The #letsignorebestbefore 10 minute challenge

By Anna Pitt / September 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Pick one shelf of your food store cupboard and take everything out. Give the cupboard a wipe over and dry it thoroughly, then start putting things back following these rules: Everything you have bought this year and is unopened and has a Best Before date well into the future, goes into the back of the…

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The Zero Waste

Zero Waste Week 2020 – Day Three

By Anna Pitt / September 9, 2020 / 5 Comments

Welcome to day three of Zero Waste Week. The average UK household throws away 22% of their weekly food shop which adds up to £700 per year! Every day in the UK we throw away  20 million slices of bread 6 million potatoes 4 million bananas  The food and drink we waste, that could have…

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Zero Waste Week Ambassadors share their top tips for better food storage

By Anna Pitt / September 9, 2020 / 2 Comments

I asked our Ambassadors to share their favourite tips for better food storage. Here’s what they had to say… Ambassadors Aaron, Sam and Helen are fans of the “Eat me first shelf” that you will know all about if you join us on Monday of Zero Waste Week 2020. Aaron Green says: Dedicate a shelf that…

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Can you go shopping in your freezer – even when you share a house?

By Anna Pitt / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you share your kitchen space with other housemates, freezer space might be very limited. That makes it even more important to use it wisely. Here are five tips to make your limited freezer space work. Don’t try to overstuff your freezer. If there’s too much in it, it becomes a pain to find what…

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Can you go local?

Zero Waste Week 2020 – Day Two

By Anna Pitt / September 8, 2020 / 4 Comments

Welcome to day two of Zero Waste Week 2020. Today is going to be a shopping revolution! If you only have ten minutes to spare today then you can hop straight to today’s challenge. Here’s the 10 minute version. If you can read along while you eat your breakfast or have a coffee break then…

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