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Welcome to Day 2 – Zero Waste Week 2019! – Climate Change in The Kitchen

How did you get on with yesterday’s challenge? Did you find an interesting article that helped explain how, by reducing waste, we can tackle climate change? It can all feel a bit overwhelming, so you might be thinking “where do I start?!” Well, the easiest place is actually your kitchen. We all eat every day…

Anna’s ZWW – Day 1

“Please don’t leave before we’ve had a chance to have a chat about something else. There’s a question, I’ve been longing to ask you.” I was at the opening night of an exhibition that I’d put together for our local history archive. (You see I don’t only talk rubbish!) I’d been answering questions all night…

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Welcome to Day 1 – Zero Waste Week 2019!

Welcome to the 12th annual Zero Waste Week! I want to begin by saying a massive thank you to Hannah Coogans, who has been an invaluable help this year. Hannah wrote to me at the beginning of the year looking for work experience and was tasked with doing the research for this year’s theme. I…

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Free Zero Waste Week Desktop Wallpaper

During Zero Waste Week, I thought it would be amazing to see home and business offices across the world all displaying Zero Waste Week desktop wallpaper. Wouldn’t that be fun?! It’s a simple way for you to show your support to the campaign week and the environment. Join the movement by downloading your free wallpaper…

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Zero Waste Week competitions 2019

  Here are some fantastic prizes on offer during Zero Waste Week 2019. From beeswax wraps to a holiday, check them out below. This page will be updated as more competitions and offers go live, so be sure to bookmark and keep coming back! Everything you need to reduce your waste EastLife magazine are giving…

Grab your free printable waste audit sheet in time for Zero Waste Week

There’s just two weeks before the twelfth Zero Waste Week campaign begins.

Events taking place during Zero Waste Week 2019

September 1 Time Time is Now: Extinction Rebellion Public Talk 12:00-14:00. Colchester Arts Centre In this free talk Dr Larch Maxey, part of the central Extinction Rebellion (XR) team will facilitate a session which explores what’s next for XR in the UK and how to mobilise for the Autumn rebellion starting on 7 October. At…

9 compelling reasons to sign up to zero waste week

9 compelling reasons your business should sign up to Zero Waste Week

  You’re a busy business owner. Your To Do list is increasing, you’re ‘pending’ pile is growing and you’re constantly distracted by meetings, mobiles and memos. So why on earth would you add Zero Waste Week to your list of commitments? The bottom line is… You’ll stop wasting money on buying and disposing. By making…

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Are silicone bags safe for storing chicken?

This week I had an email from Kerry who wrote “Every few weeks I buy a bulk of chicken breasts (when they are on sale). I then pound them flat (quicker to cook) and store each individual breast (just me eating) in a ziplock sandwich bag then freeze. I have figured out how to cook…

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Graham Fish’s mission to address the cosmetic industry’s plastic problem

  Do you remember eating Mr Whippy ice cream as a child? While it tasted amazing, it was gone in a few moments and left you hungry for more. I realise now, of course, the product was a brilliant marketing success – inflate not only the product with air, but the price too – and…