I am excited to be a zero waste week ambassador for 2015 – for those of you who know me may well wonder, as you will know the reality of my bin!! The aim of the week is to encourage people to think about their waste, to reduce, reuse, recycle. We are all on a journey in life, and every step is very valid:)
As I contemplate my pledge for this years campaign I have been reflecting on the changes I/we have made to reduce waste from zero waste week 2014. Our house is now nappy free, yeah!! Hurray:) I have managed small changes, we now compost all vegetable waste all year round. The biggest change has been the county council introducing street collection of plastic yoghurt pots and food packaging. Despite these changes I am still regularly shocked by the volume of waste we produce as a household.
In the next couple of months I would like to regularly make my own:
Lunch for work (somewhat of a confession that I am somewhat spasmodic about taking my own lunch in)
plus reduce my pepsi max consumption by drinking water. Any recommendation for a good granola recipe (without too much maple syrup due to cost) gratefully received.
My pledge for the week is “I will be menu planning, food shopping with as little packaging as possible, and encouraging the children to eat their crusts! I will also be focussing on handmade gifts using materials I already have”
Why not join us 7th-13th September and make your own Zero Waste pledge? Every small step helps:)