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recycling schemes for schools

How Schools can Raise Funds Through Recycling

By Anna Pitt | February 8, 2019

  One of the things I’ve learned from working with numerous schools is that students feel they want recycling to become much more prominent in schools. They say that recycling bins are often tucked away in the corner of the room and don’t stand out enough. Students request “They should be bright colours and look…

six ways to have a zero waste valentines day

How to have a waste free Valentine’s Day

By Rachelle Strauss | February 6, 2019

  Cupid is firing up his bow, ready to bestow love upon the Earth. And we should be doing the same. Bestowing love upon the earth, that is. Every Valentine’s Day we spend money on cards, helium balloons, flowers, stuffed animals and chocolates. And whilst they might provide an instant hit, their lasting legacy to…

Make 2019 YOUR year to be a waste warrior!

By Rachelle Strauss | January 6, 2019

Brand new for 2019 A course to help you waste less stuff, preserve resources and save money. Happy 2019! Have you made a New Year’s resolution to reduce your household waste? Then I have just the thing for you! I’ve created a brand new course – designed specifically for householders – that will help keep…

7 ways to store meat in the freezer without using single-use plastic and clingfilm

By Rachelle Strauss | January 5, 2019

I had an email from Tim who wants help storing chicken in the freezer without using clingfilm. He wrote “Please can you provide an alternative to using cling film when wrapping chicken breasts/thighs for the freezer. I’ve tried tubs, but they take up way too much space in my freezer.” In this article I shared…

7 (Zero Waste) Ways to Find the Perfect Christmas Outfit

By Rachelle Strauss | December 18, 2018

]The average person gets invited to several Christmas parties each year. With magazines, models, marketing and the media telling us we need to wear something different each time, what is a Zero Waster to do?

The twelve days of waste-less giving – infographic

By Rachelle Strauss | December 4, 2018

My last couple of posts on reducing waste when giving gifts this Christmas has struck a chord with many of you, who are asking for more ideas! Well more you shall have. ‘Tis the season and all that…

5 simple ways to have a less wasteful Christmas

By Rachelle Strauss | December 2, 2018

There aren’t many days left until Christmas and many of the discussions on my Facebook group are about saying ‘I love you’ to the environment as well as each other. Here are some of the ways we’ve come up with to make your Christmas a little greener and a little less wasteful this year. Local…

The secret to giving the gift of a zero waste Christmas

By Rachelle Strauss | October 31, 2018

  Ah, that time again – the shelves in the shops are filled with chocolates, gifts and cards, ready for Christmas. Or, as is the case over here, the stores have been filled with Christmas goods since the middle of August!

Zero Waste Week 2018 Press Coverage

By Rachelle Strauss | September 7, 2018

Here are some of the press highlights for Zero Waste Week 2018. The Guardian Journalist Stuart Heritage was challenged to live a week without plastic. I was assigned to be his ‘guru’ (his words, not mine!) for all those challenging questions. He described me as “brilliantly unmilitant about waste reduction” in his article in which…

Local Authorities promoting Zero Waste Week

By Rachelle Strauss | September 7, 2018

There are over 80 local authorities signed up to the Zero Waste Week mailing list. Here’s how some of them promoted the campaign to their residents: Oxford City Oxford City were busy sharing tips with their residents throughout the week This week is #ZeroWasteWeek. An easy peasy way to start is to ditch plastic packaging…

I am not a poster boy for Zero Waste

By Rachelle Strauss | September 7, 2018

For the final post in our ‘Dudes against Destruction’ series, Carl tells us why he isn’t a poster boy for zero Waste and more about his aspirations. Here’s Carl:

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – Day Five!

By Rachelle Strauss | September 7, 2018

Welcome to the final day of Zero Waste Week. I hope you’ve been planning for the grand finale!