Gloucestershire’s zero waste week takes place 26th January 2009 until 1st February. The aim is to get you thinking about your own rubbish. Could you use this week to recycle more, compost more, find ways to reuse things or start changing your shopping habits?
Despite its name, you don’t have to go zero waste, just jump in where you are and try your best to reduce your waste. One of the simplest things to start with is taking your own reusable bags to the shops. Another simple step is to use your kerbside collection facilities.
If you want to find out why you should take part, then read what the council have to say. The challenge is for anyone living in Gloucestershire, and you can sign up here. Download a resource pack, which includes a monitoring chart and questionnaire.
We’ve created this page for residents who are taking part to document their experiences, ask for help, share resources and generally cheer one another along. But don’t feel discriminated against. If you don’t live in the area please join in anyway and let us know how you are doing.