For the previous five years, we’ve run zero waste week over on the My Zero Waste website.
This year, however, we’ve given zero waste week a home of its own with this brand new site which we hope you like!
The theme for this year’s zero waste week is “Use it up!” and we’ll be off to the kitchen to tackle food waste.
Although many people have kerbside collections for food, it’s still eight times better for the environment to REDUCE food waste, rather than get it recycled.
Not only that, but it’s better for your bank balance too.
Stop and imagine for a moment taking £50 of your hard earned money and throwing it in the bin each month?
Crazy, right? NOBODY would do that!
But according to WRAP, that’s exactly what we’re doing.
All of us.
Apparently, the average household throws away £50 of food every month. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather that money was spent on something I need rather than thrown in the bin!
So this year, from September 2nd-8th, we’ll all be working together to reduce food waste, share hints, tips and recipes and inspire others to take action.
Leave a comment below and tell me what your biggest challenge surrounding food waste is. I’d love to hear!