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Let’s Talk about Fast Fashion – with Seven Ways to Counteract It

Did you know that fashion is ranked as the world’s third most polluting business, after the oil and gas industry? This is because throughout the product lifespan – from manufacturing to disposal – all phases of the fashion industry may have significant environmental implications, which contributes to fashion’s excessively large aggregate ecological footprint. During my…

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How to Reduce Waste at Work and Increase Profits

Anna and I work with many businesses, educating them about reducing waste. This nearly always has a positive benefit on profits, especially as we like to model the triple bottom line throughout our workshops and courses. With the triple bottom line, the emphasis is on measuring social and environmental as well as financial performance. We…

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15 (and counting!) Ways to Use Up Tahini

This week I reached out to our community about a large jar of tahini that has been looking at me every time I open the fridge! As I’m the only person who eats it – and I eat it infrequently – I was worried it might end up as food waste. All I’ve ever done…

The Circular Economy and how we can Move Towards it

Anna and I frequently have conversations about the circular economy. While most people and businesses understand the importance of the three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle – there is an even more important aspect, which many businesses do not yet utilise: Supporting the circular economy. As we’re gradually emerging from the unprecedented turbulence of the…

Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Five

To celebrate the final day of Zero Waste Week 2021, we have a special gift for you. You can enjoy 75% off all our online courses by using the code zerohero when you checkout. View our online courses and enjoy as many discounted courses as you like – the coupon expires 17th September. You don’t…

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Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Four

Community recommendations Today is all about where we can go for help and inspiration to find ways to reduce our waste. When we want to make changes to our lives or start something new, we generally like to get a few ideas on how to go about it. The whole point of this year’s Zero…

Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Three

Time for a little humour… Making changes and learning something new doesn’t always go to plan. But the thing is, don’t let it put you off. When things go awry, the important thing is to take a step back, chill out, learn from your mistakes and move on, isn’t it? How many times have you…

Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day Two

Starting anything new generally comes with a few teething problems. Can you remember when you first started a new hobby? Okay, so there’s always that person who’s a total natural and seems to do everything perfectly right from the get-go. But most of us have to learn as we go along, make a few mistakes,…

Zero Waste Week 2021 – Day One

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2021! This is the 14th Zero Waste Week campaign. Can you believe it? For those of you who have been here since the start, it’s fantastic to see you again. And for those of you who are new – welcome! It really feels like we’ve moved from being a small…

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6 Tips For A Zero Waste Business

Throughout the year, we help businesses and organisations of all sizes reduce their non-recyclable waste, preserve resources and save money. Forward-thinking businesses know it makes sense to reduce environmental impact and that employees and customers are demanding this more and more. According to research, 59% of consumers said they expect companies to make a stand…