Events taking place Zero Waste Week 2016

Each year there are several events that take place during Zero Waste Week.

If you’re running an event during the week of September 9th 2016, let me know and I’ll add it to the list!

Real Junk Food in Leicester are running their Junk Food Café on Thur eve (8th) + Fri lunchtime (9th). They use food that would otherwise go to waste to make inspiring meals that people can donate money for.

The Dry Goods Store in London are running two workshops. On Tuesday 6th September, they’ll be running their ‘Slow Kitchen’ workshop from 7-9pm  which will focus on waste-free elements such as disposable vs reusable items, zero waste shopping kits, using leftovers in cooking etc.

On Friday 9th 12pm-2pm they’ll be showing showing people how to make delicious dressings with no waste at all! Recipes will include those from Hemsley Sisters and Deliciously Ella. Book tickets.

The UK Nappy Network are running events throughout the entire week at libraries across the UK. Their library “Nappy Natter” provides space for people to chat to other like-minded parents or care givers who are interested in using cloth. The library volunteer is on hand to show you the different types and answer any questions you may have. You can often arrange to borrow nappies to trial if required.

Kristine Ullaland is considered a pioneer within the Zero Waste movement in Norway and believes we can all make a difference. On 10th September, she’s holding a Zero Waste talk at TEDx Arendal discussing what zero waste is, why it matters, and why YOU are the key to our future.

Transition Town Tooting Foodival is their annual food festival, celebrating everything that’s good about locally grown food. Foodival aims to show how it’s possible to grow local, eat local, be sustainable and have fun while doing it! This year it takes place 10th & 11th September.

The Environment Centre in Swansea are hosting a screening of The Clean Bin Project in their Exchange Cafe. It takes place 7th Sept from 7pm-9pm. Email [email protected] or call 01792 480200 to book your seat.

At the Morning Star Montessori school in Pretoria, 30 children between the ages of 6-9 will be focusing during the entire week on how much waste they produce and how to reduce it. Aside from learning about waste and pollution, the children will go on a zero-waste grocery trip, make art out of the waste and learn to make everyday use items such as laundry soap from scratch. Find them on facebook.

Muslim Women of Merton are holding a Women’s study circle titled “Waste not want not: Food waste – the Muslim Perspective”. It takes place Monday 5th September 8.10 – 9.30pm at Mushkil Aasan, 222 upper tooting road, SW17 7EW.

Lincolnshire Council are out and about on Monday 5th September promoting food waste tips for Zero Waste Week. Join them at any local Morrisons supermarket 9:30-12:30.

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