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9 compelling reasons to sign up to zero waste week

9 compelling reasons your business should sign up to Zero Waste Week

  You’re a busy business owner. Your To Do list is increasing, you’re ‘pending’ pile is growing and you’re constantly distracted by meetings, mobiles and memos. So why on earth would you add Zero Waste Week to your list of commitments? The bottom line is… You’ll stop wasting money on buying and disposing. By making…

silicone bags used in the freezer to reduce waste

Are silicone bags safe for storing chicken?

This week I had an email from Kerry who wrote “Every few weeks I buy a bulk of chicken breasts (when they are on sale). I then pound them flat (quicker to cook) and store each individual breast (just me eating) in a ziplock sandwich bag then freeze. I have figured out how to cook…

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Graham Fish’s mission to address the cosmetic industry’s plastic problem

  Do you remember eating Mr Whippy ice cream as a child? While it tasted amazing, it was gone in a few moments and left you hungry for more. I realise now, of course, the product was a brilliant marketing success – inflate not only the product with air, but the price too – and…

home made pickled eggs

How to make pickled eggs

I’ve hesitated to write this post on how to make pickled eggs, because it seems like a no brainer. However, I do remember having to ask questions and scout around Google to discover the secrets to a good pickled egg, so I figured I’d save you some time. Pickled eggs are a fantastic way to…

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Unsure what can and can’t be recycled? We’ll clear up the confusion!

According to research, Britons care more about plastic waste than Brexit! Yet despite us being moved by the Blue Planet effect and wanting to do our bit, millions of us are still unsure what we can and can’t recycle. Top of the list of confusion were plastic, lightbulbs and crisp packets. One in 10 were…

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Press highlights 2019

Here are some of the press highlights for 2019 Daily Mail The Daily Mail were writing a piece about plastic ‘bags for life’, and the environmental impact they have. Since the 5p bag charge was introduced many retailers introduced the thicker plastic but many shoppers were treating these as they would single use bags, which…

house rabbits

How to Raise Zero Waste Rabbits

In my newsletter this week, I wrote about how, cleaning out my rabbits, had inspired me to write a post about plastic-free alternatives to straws! Waste Warrior Sally wrote to me and said “I have just been reading your newest email (always informative!) and noted that your have rabbits. I too have two rabbits and…

how to reduce contact lens waste

How to recycle contact lenses and their packaging

  This week I had a query from Waste Warrior, Henry, who wanted to know how to recycle contact lenses. He wrote “My most frustrating area is my contact lenses. I need to wear them all day every day to function and recently changed from dailies to monthlies as that, in my mind would create…

10 million mattresses discarded instead of recycled

How to recycle your mattress

Whenever journalists ask me what piece of legislation I’d like to see with regards to waste and recycling, it always comes down to one thing: It would make things much easier if every local authority had the same kerbside and household waste and recycling centre collections, so that we had uniformity throughout the country. I…

The Nose to Tail Approach – A solution to Reducing Food Waste?

The ‘nose to tail’ approach is a food philosophy that aims to use all parts of an animal. A similar approach can also be used with fruits and vegetables, sometimes known as ‘root to fruit’, whereby all parts of a crop that are edible in one form or another are used. Many top chefs have…