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The Zero Waste Approach to Gardening – Repurpose and Reuse

By Rachelle Strauss / April 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

This time of year my thoughts always turn to the garden. The sun is shining, the grass is growing (so are the weeds) and I’m eager to get my hands in the soil. I’ll admit it, I’m a fair weather gardener, so I usually have my work cut out in the spring, as I’m not…

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Five ways a Zero Waste Lifestyle is a Mindful One

By Rachelle Strauss / April 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

I was talking to a friend this week (yep, a real friend, in real life, sitting in my garden, enjoying a socially distanced cup of tea!) and we started talking about my Zero Waste journey. He commented on how ‘mindful’ I was. That word stopped me in my tracks and made me consider that yes,…

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Six Zero Waste Tips for Hardcore Eco Warriors to Up Their Game

By Rachelle Strauss / March 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Every year we welcome new readers to this site. They might be signing up to Zero Waste Week for the first time, or curious about how to get started on their own journey. But many readers have been loyal, engaged followers for over a decade. And we all know that although we might have been…

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Euler Hermes run their Zero Waste & Plastic Free week

By Rachelle Strauss / March 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Anna hosted a one hour webinar to engage staff and share practical tips on how they could reduce their waste, as part of Euler Hermes Zero Waste & Plastic Free week.

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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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