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Zero Waste Week 2014

Ever since going on a Rubbish Diet, to Slim our Bins, in the January of Make Do and Mend Year, I have been so much more aware of everything that we put in the bin.
I am now positively twitchy whenever we put anything in our black bin, and feel a big pang of guilt and have visions of whatever it is I’m putting in the bin sitting in landfill for years and years to come.
We’ve made some good changes to our lifestyle, and I heart our Green Johanna a LOT, but I have possibly got a little complacent and need a bit of a kick to move forwards and reduce our landfill waste even further.

So a big fat HURRAH for Zero Waste Week!


Now in it’s 7th year, Zero Waste Week 2014 is running from the 1st to the 7th September, and the theme for this year is “One More Thing”. What one more thing could YOU do to reduce the waste you send to landfill?

One easy thing is to sign up to Zero Waste thing, and make a pledge for your “One More Thing”

Click here for National Zero Waste week 2014


And another easy thing, is to have a look at the fabulous Zero Waste Week website-you can browse recipes to help you use up your leftovers, submit leftovers to share your waste busting genius with others, and get LOADS of ideas for re-use and recycling.

I was flattered to be asked by Rachelle, the Zero Waste Week founder, to be a Zero Waste Amabassador, and this is my Zero Waste Pledge selfie:

Zero Waste selfie1

Yes, in a moment of insanity, I have pledged to go Zero Waste, for a whole week.
In my head, it sounded really achievable at the time, but now, as Zero Waste Week is creeping ever closer, I am starting to feel quite nervous.
I know that this is going to take some serious planning, and I am beginning to worry that I have been over-ambitious, as I don’t have a huge amount of time for planning between now and the 1st September-eeeeek!
BUT I am going to give it my best shot, and it would be awesome to get some more people on board and making pledges-you don’t have to go the whole hog-there are some great pledges being made-from doing a meal plan for the week, to buying only unpackaged fruit and veg, and avoiding single use items. You can pledge to do whatever you want/think is achievable (or crazily ambitious…!).
You just have to do “One More Thing”

Who’s in?!

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  • Reply January 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I love the 0 waste idea! I am happy to see people being passionate about it! We are trying to bring up the idea in the community!

    • Reply Jen January 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Brillo-the more people talking zero waste the better!

  • Reply joelleharris August 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I’m in! I need a kick too. I have stopped buying Tesco Finest Fishcakes since discovering I can’t put the tray in recycling, just lazy really, ought to make my own or just eat plain fish!

    • Reply Jen August 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Good reason to stop!

  • Reply Hev Cooper August 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Count me in

    • Reply Jen August 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Yay! Have you signed up on the Zero Waste site Hev?

  • Reply lindaswildlifegarden August 11, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Thank you for sharing have a blessed week

  • Reply Rachelle Strauss August 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for the fab post hon and for putting a shout out to your readers to get involved. The more the merrier! And good luck with your pledge – that’s a fantastic goal 😀

    • Reply Jen August 14, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks for masterminding the whole thing!

  • Reply donnerscott August 11, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Cool idea. I’d like to join in!

    • Reply Jen August 14, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Brillo! Have you signed up on the Zero Waste week site?

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