Zero Waste Week

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead

Tomorrow is the start of Zero Waste Week (5th-9th Sep) an annual campaign started in 2008 by Rachelle Strauss designed at raising awareness about the amount of waste in our world today, with the aim of helping to reduce the scary amount of materials which end up in landfill.

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In our ever disposable global culture this is a vitally important campaign which challenges us to ask the question: where does something go when we throw it away?

As somebody who is forever asking questions, I find this campaign deeply inspiring and this year to coincide with launching my blog I will be supporting the campaign by sharing my experiences as I join the zero waste team.

As somebody who often tries to prepare in advance, I often end up buying more food than I really need, and therefore use, resulting in unnecessary waste. My pledge is to use every single last bit of food I buy this week and not throwing a bit away! It may be a small gesture, but every well intended gesture, however small, has the ability to make a difference. Watch this space to learn how I get on.

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Amount of food wasted a year

If you care about the planet, our future and about making a difference please join me and many others in making a pledge to tackle waste in any small way you can! Every action, however small, makes a difference.

Visit the website here to find out more about the campaign, and also a host of great tips and advice for joining the movement.

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One thought on “Zero Waste Week”

  1. Thanks for sharing, Toby. It’s great to have your voice as part of this year’s campaign and I look forward to seeing how you get on. Isn’t it funny how being prepared can actually lead to more waste. There’s a fine balance in there somewhere, which I’m sure you’ll explore 🙂

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