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5 Tips to Living Sustainably

By Rachelle Strauss | September 6, 2018

Continuing with our Dudes against Destruction series, Chris aka, The Sustainable Guy, shares his top 5 tips for living sustainably. Here’s Chris:

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – Day Four!

By Rachelle Strauss | September 6, 2018

So far you’ve thought about reducing plastic in the bathroom and kitchen. Today we’re staying in the kitchen for another challenge. We’re going to look at your household cleaning routine.

The “wonky” food thing is a start but I believe they played a part in creating what a “perfect” carrot was.

By Rachelle Strauss | September 5, 2018

Continuing our ‘Dudes against Destruction’ series, Kevin shares why he hates waste so much: So I hate waste, any kind of waste, food, plastic, electronics anything at all. I think it might of been because my Granddad would always be fixing something from TVs to video players to lawn mowers and I have become the…

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – Day Three!

By Rachelle Strauss | September 5, 2018

  How did you get on in the bathroom yesterday. Were you shocked at how much plastic was in there?

10 ways teens can reduce their single-use plastics

By Rachelle Strauss | September 4, 2018

Recently, I’ve had several teens writing to me, asking what they can do to reduce their single-use plastic. When I heard that 17 year old Alyssa had invited her friends to leave their empty cans and bottles outside her tent at a party over the summer – so she could recycle them in the morning…

I was Crusoe, the world was my desert island and I could do anything – without Amazon or eBay…

By Rachelle Strauss | September 4, 2018

Continuing our series of giving the Zero Waste men in our lives a platform to share their stories, here’s Richard; today’s Dudes against Destruction!

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – day two!

By Mrs Green | September 4, 2018

How did you get on yesterday with discovering your big WHY? I had lots of emails with all sorts of reasons WHY you wanted to reduce your plastic usage this week.

I’m a guy and I care too!

By Rachelle Strauss | September 3, 2018

I met Chris on my Facebook Group. Clearly passionate and committed to the Zero Waste movement, I was struck by how few men there seem to be speaking openly about ‘environment issues’. Don’t they care? Are they oblivious? Or do they just not have a platform to speak up? My curiosity led me to invite…

Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – day one!

By Rachelle Strauss | September 3, 2018

Welcome to the ELEVENTH  annual Zero Waste Week! Our theme this year is ‘Plastic – Unwrapped!’ where we’ll be reducing plastic waste. Now, I don’t think plastic is the enemy. Let’s face it, you probably enjoy the convenience of buying things in lightweight packaging, plastic helps prolong the life of foods that might perish if…

An exciting announcement to launch the eleventh Zero Waste Week campaign!

By Rachelle Strauss | September 3, 2018

At last I can share my good news with you all. I’ve been sworn to secrecy for three weeks now and I can tell you, I’ve felt like a child waiting for Christmas!

Dudes Against Destruction – It's Cool To Care

By Rachelle Strauss | August 22, 2018

Is it just me, or have you noticed that it’s generally women who are ‘more involved’ with sustainable issues? I’ve certainly noticed that women are more outspoken about the Zero Waste Week campaign.

Is Climate Change a man-made problem with a Feminist Solution?

By Rachelle Strauss | August 20, 2018

Have you heard of the Mothers of Invention Podcast? When a journalist contacts you and writes “I’m producing an independent podcast about women who are tackling climate change. I’d love to talk to you more about the incredible impact you’ve had so far with your work.” How could I refuse?