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How Adopting the Five Rs can Save you Money!

By Rachelle Strauss / June 24, 2021 /

Back in the day, we had the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse Recycle. Now there are five in popular mainstream culture – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. I think I once came up with about 30, but we’ll stick with just five for today! One of the popular myths about a Zero Waste lifestyle…

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Eight Simple Ways to Reduce your Waste at Home – for beginners.

By Rachelle Strauss / June 10, 2021 /

Reducing the amount of waste your family creates on a daily basis is important for the environment, helps preserve resources and saves you money. If you’re new to the zero waste journey, here are eight simple ways to reduce your waste, without reducing your quality of life. And if you’ve fallen off the bandwagon recently,…

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When is Zero Waste Week 2021?

By Rachelle Strauss / May 11, 2021 /

My inbox is already being inundated with requests for details of Zero Waste Week 2021. People want to know when it is, how to take part, what the theme is and what resources are available. In this post I’m going to outline all the FAQs so that you can find what you need and I’ll…

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Get 15% off Plastic Free shopping with Planet Organic

By Rachelle Strauss / May 5, 2021 /

[Planet Organic are offering 15% off their entire range throughout May. All you have to do is click here and use the code GREEN15] One of the number one questions I get asked about is how to shop without acquiring plastic. So many followers of this site are doing brilliant things to reduce their landfill…

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Webinar during Virtual Earth Week for Indeed.com

By Rachelle Strauss / May 3, 2021 /

Indeed is the number one job site in the world without over 10,000 global employees. We hosted a webinar called “How to reduce waste in your life” as part of their Virtual Earth Week during April.

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The Zero Waste Approach to Gardening – Repurpose and Reuse

By Rachelle Strauss / April 16, 2021 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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