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Serendipity Fig Roles

This is a blog post I wrote in 2013 following what I think was my first Zero Waste Week food waste audit. It came to mind today as a result of a Zero Food Waste Heroes course that I’m running over the next four weeks. I invited my Zero Food Waste Hero participants to start…

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Is it possible to have a zero waste personal care routine?

Throughout my teens and twenties I dread to think how many personal care products I used. Every day, I would get up three hours before school started to hog the bathroom.

zero waste chicken breast

11 Ways to Tenderise Chicken, Without Using Plastic

Kelly contacted me last week. She was looking for ways to tenderise chicken without using clingfilm or plastic bags. Kelly said “I currently place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic and pound it with a mallet.” She was looking for another way to do this job without using Ziploc bags or sheets of plastic,…

Could you make a pledge with me today?

I came across this article that suggests that we if we all picked up one piece of litter every time we visit our waterways, we could be plastic free in  year. I really liked the video. Seeing people who are absolutely passionate about a cause, makes me feel a bit more normal! Watching all that stuff…

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Food Waste Reduction for Businesses

Scientists say we have just a decade to avoid a catastrophic climate crisis. [1] Your staff are probably talking about the ‘Blue Planet effect’ around the coffee machine [2] and are awake at night worrying about the future of the planet for their children and grandchildren. Maybe you are too. Food Waste Contributes to Climate…

Keeping our reusables safe

I’ve been reading an interesting article about the importance of making sure we keep our reusable items clean and safe. Well, in truth, the article was actually a bit of a reusable-bashing session suggesting that consumers (i.e. the public – aka you and me) can’t be trusted to use reusables because they don’t bother or…

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3 Tips To Help You Incorporate Zero Waste Into Your Home’s Interior Design

I don’t know about you, but as we wrap up Zero Waste Week 2020, and head into autumn, I’m thinking about my home. During the campaign week itself, my focus is solely on hashtags, reducing waste and responding to comments, and by the time the end of the week comes around, I’m noticing how neglected…

The Day 5 Challenge - Caring and Sharing

The 10 minute show you care challenge

The Friday Feedback Challenge! What we’d like you to do today is to look back at the ways you’ve reduced your food waste and tell us about them. Have you saved some food from becoming waste? Have you cut down the amount of money you’ve spent on food? Have you found some new things that…

Zero Waste Week – Day five

So here we are, on our last day for Zero Waste Week 2020! We’ve been amazed at the feedback and the level of participation this year. It goes to show, it is such an important subject. If you’ve enjoyed the daily challenges and want to go a step further towards reducing your food waste you…

How to make the most of your food in a shared household

When I talk to my daughters about some of the methods I use to reduce our food waste, they heave that wistful sigh of “If only…” Both in their twenties, they’ve spent several years in shared households, including student accommodation, and they remind me of what it is like when you have very little space…