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Rachelle Strauss

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11 Ways to Tenderise Chicken, Without Using Plastic

By Rachelle Strauss / December 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Kelly contacted me last week. She was looking for ways to tenderise chicken without using clingfilm or plastic bags. Kelly said “I currently place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic and pound it with a mallet.” She was looking for another way to do this job without using Ziploc bags or sheets of plastic,…

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Food Waste Reduction for Businesses

By Rachelle Strauss / October 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Scientists say we have just a decade to avoid a catastrophic climate crisis. [1] Your staff are probably talking about the ‘Blue Planet effect’ around the coffee machine [2] and are awake at night worrying about the future of the planet for their children and grandchildren. Maybe you are too. Food Waste Contributes to Climate…

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3 Tips To Help You Incorporate Zero Waste Into Your Home’s Interior Design

By Rachelle Strauss / September 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but as we wrap up Zero Waste Week 2020, and head into autumn, I’m thinking about my home. During the campaign week itself, my focus is solely on hashtags, reducing waste and responding to comments, and by the time the end of the week comes around, I’m noticing how neglected…

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Kitche Food Waste App – Saving you £840 Per Year!

By Rachelle Strauss / September 7, 2020 / 1 Comment

This week, (perfect timing, right?!) I came across Kitche – the food waste app. With the tagline, “Don’t ditch it, kitche it”, I was intrigued, because this aligns perfectly with my war cry about food in that we want to fill bellies not bins! Alex and Jamie are the brains behind the app, which was…

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When is Zero Waste Week 2020 – and How to Take Part!

By Rachelle Strauss / August 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

During Zero Waste Week 2020, we’ll be celebrating the 13th annual campaign! What began in 2008 with 100 participants in the UK has spread its wings across the globe to become an international week of reducing, reusing and recycling. If you’re new to Zero Waste Week or need a refresher on how to get involved,…

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Download your Free Printable in time for Zero Waste Week 2020

By Rachelle Strauss / August 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

There’s just over a week before the thirteenth Zero Waste Week campaign begins. It’s time to get prepared! And that means, we’re going to take an honest look at any food you might be wasting! Without knowing what you’re starting with, you can’t measure your progress throughout Zero Waste Week. Let me ask you something…

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8 Ways to Recycle Old Photographs and Albums

By Rachelle Strauss / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

A reader contacted me to ask how to recycle photographs and albums. She wrote: “Hi there, I live in Waltham Forest and currently trying to declutter a home I’ve been living in for over 30 years. It’s not a one day job. I recycle, repurpose and reuse lots (and have always had a tendency to…

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Will Coronavirus Harm the Zero Waste Movement?

By Rachelle Strauss / June 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

World emergencies have knock on effects on so many aspects of life. Many of which we don’t even consider. I’ve been thinking about the Coronavirus and the potential impact on the Zero Waste movement. Panic Buying At the beginning of the pandemic, news stories and social media updates showed empty shelves in supermarkets. I like…

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How are you coping with Lockdown?

By Rachelle Strauss / June 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

We had a great discussion on our Facebook Group this week about the Lockdown and how it was affecting our Zero Waste lifestyle. Lyn wrote: “What have you learned during this difficult time? Here’s my challenge- I’ve had to spend the past 7 weeks with my mum and my word it’s hard being elderly, disabled…

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5 ways to declutter without landfill – even when you can’t leave the house!

By Rachelle Strauss / June 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

During lockdown, many people who are not keyworkers or homeshchooling their children are finding themselves with time on their hands. In the UK we’ve had amazing weather and gardens and homes are finally getting the TLC we’ve all been meaning to get around to ‘one day’. Here at Zero Waste Towers, we’re growing more food…

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