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World Refill Day – 16th July

By Anna Pitt / June 15, 2021 /

This Wednesday sees the annual #WorldRefillDay campaign, run by City to Sea, who are behind the “Refill” app. City to Sea invited me to add my voice to their campaign and sent me a questionnaire, which I thought I should share here. 10 questions that will unlock the future of the refill revolution this #WorldRefillDay …

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The Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability Conference (GRIPS)

By Anna Pitt / May 5, 2021 /

You know you’ve met a true ally when your everyday conversations revolve around your most crazy zero waste plans, such as cutting tubes open so that no product is left wasted (my husband’s “finished” hand cream – me / scraping the ends of your teenage daughter’s lip gloss tubes to make your own zero waste…

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Serendipity Fig Roles

By Anna Pitt / January 18, 2021 /

This is a blog post I wrote in 2013 following what I think was my first Zero Waste Week food waste audit. It came to mind today as a result of a Zero Food Waste Heroes course that I’m running over the next four weeks. I invited my Zero Food Waste Hero participants to start…

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Could you make a pledge with me today?

By Anna Pitt / October 29, 2020 /

I came across this article that suggests that we if we all picked up one piece of litter every time we visit our waterways, we could be plastic free in  year. I really liked the video. Seeing people who are absolutely passionate about a cause, makes me feel a bit more normal! Watching all that stuff…

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Keeping our reusables safe

By Anna Pitt / September 30, 2020 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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