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Zero Waste Week 2020 – Day Two

Welcome to day two of Zero Waste Week 2020. Today is going to be a shopping revolution! If you only have ten minutes to spare today then you can hop straight to today’s challenge. Here’s the 10 minute version. If you can read along while you eat your breakfast or have a coffee break then…

The 10 minute go shopping in your freezer challenge

10 minute go shopping in your fridge or your freezer challenge All you need to do is to have a quick rummage around before you dash out for the day and pull out the first thing that you can find that will do for dinner this evening. Let it defrost while you get on with…

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Kitche Food Waste App – Saving you £840 Per Year!

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…

Zero Waste Week – 2020 Day One

First up, we’re going to send you off to your fridge. Open up and take a look inside. We’re going to create an “Eat Me First” shelf. In a hurry? Skip to here for your 10 minute challenge and you can think about the reasons later! For those of you who have the time and…

An Eat Me First shelf for your fridge – the student / shared house version

  Make your “Eat Me First” shelf to get that fridge under control – the student / shared household version I realise you might be saying, “I’ve only got one shelf”. I realise you might feel like you are the only one who cares about reducing food waste. I realise your freezer might be so…

The Eat Me First Shelf

The 10 minute “Eat Me First” shelf in your fridge

  The 10 Minute Monday Challenge: You are 10 minutes and 10 steps away from creating your Eat Me First shelf in your fridge. The best ever way to reduce your food waste. Go!   Ingredients A bowl of hot water with washing up liquid. A clean cloth A clean tea towel Two scraps of…

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When is Zero Waste Week 2020 – and How to Take Part!

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,…

Download your Free Printable in time for Zero Waste Week 2020

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

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?

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…