Welcome to our second my zero waste competition. Each month we’ll bring you an exciting prize that will focus on helping you to reduce your own landfill waste, increase your recycling and slim your bin.
Last month we launched an ageist, sexist and youthist competition, as Grandma Green was quick to point out to me. So this month we have a competition for everyone to take part in! Actually, that’s not strictly true, as we have to open this competition for UK residents only
Sorry; but we’re just a regular family doing our thing and shipping to the US isn’t an option for us…..
If you joined in the fun last month, you’ll know that the competitions are designed, created and run by Little Miss Green.
That means I can show no favouritism and I don’t have the arduous task of making a decision by picking the winner either. Horrah!
This month, we’re proud, humbled, delighted and all manner of other expletives, to have been given a FANTASTIC prize by our good friends at Natural Collection.
Natural collection have won the prestigious Observer Ethical Awards for Best On-line Retailer, for an unprecedented third time this year.
In addition, Natural Collection were delighted to see their fabulous Shopping Trolley named as ‘best Buy’ in the Independent’s Ten Best Shopping Trolleys. So it’s celebrations all around at the moment!
Since 1999, Natural Collection have been pioneers in the Eco market. With so much ‘greenwashing’ going on, it’s good to find a green shop you can trust, knowing that everything they offer has been independently vetted by an environmental expert for eco friendliness.
You’ll see from our recent ‘retail therapy’ article that Natural collection stock lots of items that are either recycled or will help you with your own recycling at home, such as stationary, kitchen supplies, clothing and recycling solutions.
To top it all, they are having a huge summer sale at the moment with up to 80% off their products, so do go along and get yourself some bargains.
We’ve noticed from our recent polls, that 38% of you report that cooked or gone off food makes up a large proportion of your rubbish each week.So we’ve teamed up with Natural Collection to help you put an end to food waste in your bin by offering the winner of our competition a bokashi bin.
A bokashi bin uses a mixture of bacteria, fungi and yeasts to safely compost your kitchen food scraps including meat, fish, fruit and vegetable waste.
Bokashi bins are suitable for the tiniest of kitchens, so are ideal for people who are low on space.
We have a fabulous guest article coming up this week from the lovely Karen from wiggly wigglers, so you’ll soon be able to read all there is to know about Bokashi bins from someone who really knows her stuff!
Little Miss Green wants you to come up with a decent slogan / tagline for our site. At the moment we have none, after toying with the idea of ‘reducing the landfill one bin at a time.’ But she’s right – that really sucks, so get your creative heads on and come up with a great tagline that we can use for our My Zero Waste website.
How to enter:
Click here to enter. Select ‘competition entry’ from the drop down box and remember to include your name and address along with your idea for a cool and funky My Zero Waste tagline.
Little Miss Green will choose the best entry on 31st July and we’ll be using your suggestion as our tagline, so you get 15 minutes of fame too. Just think, you can go to the grave knowing that you supplied the My Zero Waste website tagline – how much that will enrich your life!
For more tips on reducing food waste, read our article which contains my top ten tips