Reducing Food Waste – Zero Waste Week Successes (And Some Challenges!)

Zero Waste Week is coming to an end; but the Zero Waste lifestyle carries on. This year, we’ve learned about reducing food waste. An unfathomable amount is thrown away each year and this has a colossal impact on the world around us. It affects climate change; which in turn affects habitats, ecosystems and life across … Read more

Best Before vs Use By: How To Reduce Food Waste Using A Common Sense Approach To Best Before Dates

Unlike ‘Use By’ dates, ‘Best Before’ dates are not about food safety but rather food quality. The timeframe given is an indicator of when the expected standard of the food or drink is most likely to change. Historically, the government has discussed removing this label, as it is somewhat misleading and widely considered confusing; as … Read more

Food Storage Tips To Help Reduce Food Waste

Today for zero Waste Week we are going to think about how better food storage can help reduce food waste. The challenge today is to share your food storage tips on social media using the hashtag #ZeroWasteWeek or comment below! In a recent post, I talked about the staggering amount of food waste in the … Read more

Changing Food Shopping Habits To Reduce Food Waste

One of the key principles of Zero Waste Week is reduce; this doesn’t just apply to plastics but also to food. Of course, no-one should ever go hungry; positive habits are not built from depriving yourself or others. However, changing food shopping habits do have an impact of how much food we waste; so today … Read more

How To Reduce Fresh Food Waste

Today marks the start of Zero Waste Week and this year the theme is reducing food waste. To begin, we are going to head to the fridge and look at how to reduce fresh food waste in particular. Food Waste in the UK The amount of food waste the average UK household throws feels incomprehensible. … Read more

Climate Change In The Bathroom

Climate Change In The Bathroom

If left undealt with the bathroom is naturally a zero-waste disaster. Between all the plastic, the products themselves and the water waste, the environmental cost can be significant. The good thing is that whist there is a little effort involved initially, the bathroom offers a great opportunity for positive changes. Therefore, if you’re looking to … Read more

How To Live Your Best Low Carbon Lifestyle: Guest Post by Simone at Midlands Traveller

How To Live Your Best Low Carbon Lifestyle: Guest Post by Simone at Midlands Traveller

As Zero Waste Week rolls around this year people taking part are looking to up their game when it comes to living their best sustainable low carbon lifestyle. This includes reducing their carbon footprint. This needn’t be a tricky thing to do. We offer these simple tips for you to try during Zero Waste Week. … Read more

Reducing Food Waste and Packaging

Reducing Food Waste and Packaging #ZeroWasteWeek

Did you know the average UK household throws away 22% of their weekly food shop? This adds up to £700 per year! This food waste is a huge factor in climate change. Understanding Food Waste As I mentioned, the UK has a major issue with food waste. The industry itself produces approximately 1.9 million tonnes … Read more

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