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Five ways a Zero Waste Lifestyle is a Mindful One

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I was talking to a friend this week (yep, a real friend, in real life, sitting in my garden, enjoying a socially distanced cup of tea!) and we started talking about my Zero Waste journey. He commented on how ‘mindful’ I was. That word stopped me in my tracks and made me consider that yes,…

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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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11 Ways to Tenderise Chicken, Without Using Plastic

zero waste chicken breast

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,…

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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

fruits and vegetables in an indoor fresh food market

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…

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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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The 10 minute show you care challenge

The Day 5 Challenge - Caring and Sharing

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…

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