Thank you for voting for me! I’m officially a ‘waste wizard!’

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FavoriteLoadingAdd article to favourites magazine have just announced their “Hot 100 Waste Wizards for 2016”.

And I’m thrilled to be recognised in their list.

They say “Our 2016 Power List recognises the sorcerers performing Waste”.

Well Abracadabra to that!

In their latest hot-off-the-press magazine – issue 83 – which lists the top 100 they say:

“It takes sorcery of a special sort to turn waste into resources, so this year we’re celebrating the industry’s top 100 ‘waste wizards’, those charming professionals that the voting public can’t help but find magical.”

And thanks to your support I’m number 4 this year!

The comment, which one of you gorgeous readers shared was ‘She brings people from around the globe together sharing approaches to the zero Waste lifestyle’.

rachelle strauss hot 100 resource magazine

I’m delighted to be recognised for global impact because, even though the My Zero Waste site and the annual awareness campaign – Zero Waste Week – began as home baked UK ventures; interest from around the world soon followed, turning Zero Waste Week into an international campaign.

Add to that articles in La Repubblica and Der Spiegel, radio interviews in America and Australia, TV appearances in Germany (oh, and did I mention an afternoon spent taking Jeremy Irons Zero Waste Shopping?!) and our community of Zero Heroes on the Facebook group from all corners of the world, it’s clear to see that people care; wherever they are. They want to Make a difference, the want to preserve resources and they are eager to be part of the Solution.

What I love about the Resource Hot 100 is they include people from all walks of life – from bloggers, master composters, volunteers and community grassroots groups to CEOs, MPs and celebrities.

It was fantastic to see Zoe from Eco Thrifty being recognised for her down to earth, personal approach to reducing waste. My parter in crime, Karen, from the Rubbish Diet was revered for getting infront of audiences who don’t normally hear about waste minimsation. And the winner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal, was celebrated for using his status to influence supermarkets with his recent ‘War on Waste’ TV series.

So to everyone who voted for me, and took the time to leave their comments – thank you!
Thank you to Resource Magazine for putting their time and energy into setting up these awards.
And thank you to all of you who read this blog, send emails, connect with me on social media and care enough to Be The Change.

I can write about waste, recycling and sustainability all I like, but unless YOU take the baton, run with it and take action, my words are useless. It’s YOU that breathes life into them and turns them into rocket fuel for making that all important difference.

Now keep up the good work, or I’ll turn you into a toad… 😉

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Philippa says:

    Congratulations again! There’s no magicking it away – it takes a little effort.

  2. posted your win-win success, one more step in the round the world wellness..saving our resources by educating and shepherding consumers, one article at a time.

  3. Congratulations ! More human than wizard 😉

  4. Well done and well deserved! You have done such a fantastic job of raising awareness about rubbish reduction and inspired so many people. Keep up the good work!

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