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Zero Waste Week 2020 – Day Four

Welcome to Day Four of Zero Waste Week Today’s topic is inspired by Zero Waste Week Ambassador, Claire Carter. Claire took our Zero Food Waste Heroes Training Course and one of the lessons reminded her about this: “Several years ago for Zero Waste Week, we had the hashtag #letsignorebestbefore. It was really interesting to see…

The #letsignorebestbefore 10 minute challenge

Pick one shelf of your food store cupboard and take everything out. Give the cupboard a wipe over and dry it thoroughly, then start putting things back following these rules: Everything you have bought this year and is unopened and has a Best Before date well into the future, goes into the back of the…

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Zero Waste Week 2020 – Day Three

Welcome to day three of Zero Waste Week. The average UK household throws away 22% of their weekly food shop which adds up to £700 per year! Every day in the UK we throw away  20 million slices of bread 6 million potatoes 4 million bananas  The food and drink we waste, that could have…

Zero Waste Week Ambassadors share their top tips for better food storage

I asked our Ambassadors to share their favourite tips for better food storage. Here’s what they had to say… Ambassadors Aaron, Sam and Helen are fans of the “Eat me first shelf” that you will know all about if you join us on Monday of Zero Waste Week 2020. Aaron Green says: Dedicate a shelf that…

Can you go shopping in your freezer – even when you share a house?

If you share your kitchen space with other housemates, freezer space might be very limited. That makes it even more important to use it wisely. Here are five tips to make your limited freezer space work. Don’t try to overstuff your freezer. If there’s too much in it, it becomes a pain to find what…

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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…