If you’re not up to speed, the fifth annual zero waste week takes place 3-9th September 2012 with the theme “one more thing”
What ‘one more thing’ could you recycle to help reduce your landfill waste?In terms of favourite hang outs, the times they are a changing: during the first year we had over 100 people taking pledges on the site. This year, the zero waste Facebook event is the place to be seen! Over 400 zero wasters are ready to roll their sleeves up and tackle their rubbish head on. There are some fantastic discussions taking place and all sorts of pledges from starting a wormery to decluttering wardrobes for charity. We’ve even been discussing how to untie cable ties in order to reuse them!
We’ve had fantastic support in lots of other places too:
Melissa Corkhill, editor of Green Parent put a lovely piece in the August edition of her magazine; complete with photo of Little Miss Green doing her bit!
Sandie, who is an organic artist, tells the story of a poignant question her grandson asked her which prompted her to remind us that recycling is always in fashion. Check out her post “Recycling and money“.
Andy aka the Daft Hermit leads a fascinating lifestyle. In his quest to escape the grid and rat race he’s living on a bus in the Scottish mountains. He is on a mission to capture the beauty of the world around us through photographs, films and book and to bring it to the mainstream world.Have a peek at “The black bus company“.
Mrs A, our very own zero waste superwoman, is always on the lookout for any way to spread the message. This year she’s penning a column in her local newspaper and she’s challenging the editor to have his very own zero waste week too! And if you want a trip down memory lane regarding past zero waste activities; she’s got them all lined up.
Over on Facebook, some of our supporters have been sharing their reuse ideas. Jayne has used her Granny’s old colander as a planter:
Steve Blaylock has turned ball bearings from worn car hubs into this majestic creature:
Meanwhile, Sooz over at last biscuit, will have just moved into her new home so she’ll be investigating the recycling options available to her. She’s on the hunt for tetra pak and plastic bag recycling in her new town!
Steffi wrote a post I’m sure all ‘green’ parents can relate to. Sometimes the responsibilities of leaving a healthy, safe planet to the next generation seem impossible. Steffi reflected on how she’d got herself into a panic about a sense of urgency to do something. She knows we can’t do everything but is determined to be part of the solution. For zero waste week, Steffi is planning to buy from a shop where you can fill your own containers and take things from work that she can recycle at home. Read her post “Glorious waste“.
What about you? Have you decided what you are going to do for this year’s zero waste week? I’ll be back later on to share our own personal pledges and I’d love to hear yours!