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Blog and Latest Zero Waste News

Two weeks to go – download your free waste audit sheet today

By Rachelle Strauss | August 20, 2018

There are just two weeks before the eleventh Zero Waste Week campaign begins. You know what that means?

How YOU Can Help The Zero Waste Week Campaign

By Rachelle Strauss | August 6, 2018

I’m often asked what you can do to help promote and support Zero Waste Week. Last year the hashtag trended for two days, reached 56 million impressions and participants from 76 countries signed up.

Zero Waste Week 2018 events

By Rachelle Strauss | August 6, 2018

Here are some of the events taking place during September to celebrate Zero Waste Week!

How to recycle clothes

By Rachelle Strauss | July 26, 2018

I don’t know about you, but clothes seem to breed in our home! I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but with temperatures ranging from -5 in the winter, to +30 in the summer, it’s just not feasible.

7 ways to combine a zero waste lifestyle with cruelty free

By Rachelle Strauss | July 1, 2018

Susan wrote to me with an interesting conundrum. She wrote:

14 simple ways to use less plastic that you can try today

By Rachelle Strauss | April 10, 2018

The statistics surrounding plastic pollution are alarming. Read 14 ways plastic is harming us and the environment to discover shocking facts about the effects of plastics on wildlife, humans and the planet at large. But that doesn’t stop us wanting to do our bit.

You Smart Cara has three green flashing lights and has stopped working. Now what?

By Rachelle Strauss | March 7, 2018

The Smart Cara seems to be creating quite a buzz in the Zero Waste community! In case you missed it, you can read my Smart Cara review here. And if you’re wondering what on earth it is, it’s a “State of the art solution to the food waste problem”.

10 ways reducing plastic will benefit YOU

By Rachelle Strauss | February 22, 2018

I usually focus on the positive, but last week we talked about 14 ways our over-use of plastic was killing us and the environment. After all, knowledge can help motivate us to take positive actions.

14 ways plastic is harming us and the environment

By Rachelle Strauss | February 15, 2018

According to GreenPeace, we’ve produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since the 1950s. Of that staggering total, just 9% was recycled. The remaining 79% has ended up in landfills or the natural environment, including our oceans.

Six ways to have a zero waste Valentine's Day

By Rachelle Strauss | January 14, 2018

Cupid will soon be firing his bow on us again. According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, the top three gifts people will buy for their loved ones are chocolates, jewellery or flowers.

Please vote for me!

By Rachelle Strauss | January 8, 2018

Since 2002, Resource Magazine have been celebrating the biggest influencers in the waste and resources industry. What I love about this award is it’s not just the celebrities or the rich and famous who are nominated. Bloggers, campaigners and tireless community activists are all recognised for the difference they bring to making the world a…

Reducing packaging and food waste through innovation

By Rachelle Strauss | November 24, 2017

Reducing packaging and food waste are topics I’m passionate about. So much so, food waste is one of the most popular themes for Zero Waste Week.