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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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5 Zero Waste Things I’ve Finally Got Around to Doing – Thanks to Coronavirus Lockdown

By Rachelle Strauss / April 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

They say every cloud has a silver lining and I do like to focus on the positive as much as possible. So after getting over my initial shock, fear and 2am catastrophising about Coronavirus (!), I set about thinking about some of the ways I could turn this situation into a positive opportunity. And I…

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Don’t Begin a Zero Waste Lifestyle Until you Read These Six Ground Rules

By Rachelle Strauss / March 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’ve had a couple of emails this week from people who want to start a Zero Waste lifestyle, but don’t know how to start. The term ‘zero waste’ is feeling unachievable to them. I wanted to address these concerns today, so if you find yourself not knowing where to begin, you soon will! Set your…

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Zero Waste Oat Milk Recipe – Plus Six Ways to Use Oat Pulp!

By Rachelle Strauss / February 17, 2020 / 3 Comments

While veganism is being discussed in mainstream news as a way to combat climate change, vegan foods are not without their ecological impact. Almond milk has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism, which is why I was interested in a recent thread on our Facebook Group. Jess had taken to making…

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