News

 

New Year, New Bin, New You?

Love your bin in 2015! Often we make New Year’s resolutions that we don’t keep. The key, psychologists tell us, is to make the resolutions simple, easy and bite-size. So this year, with the help of The Rubbish Diet Challenge, why not make a resolution that’s deceptively simple and easy to keep – to Love Your Bin! Change the way you live, make a positive difference to the world around you – with just one little resolution, and The Rubbish

Read more
Juncker’s plan to axe air, waste policies revealed

Ambitious EU policy proposals on air and waste look set to be scrapped as part of a major overhaul of Brussels’ environmental agenda.  Friends of the Earth Europe are asking for  tweets to Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, will be involved with making this decision any day now.  Please click here http://bit.ly/1vHpf6r to tweet Timmermans. Waste targets and policies tabled by the last Commission as part of the

Read more
Sign up to zero waste week and save £50 per month

Are you fed up with pulling slimy salad leaves from the back of the fridge? Have you had enough of mouldy bread? What about brown bananas leeching orange gunk from their skins? (more...)

Read more
Don’t miss Throwaway Britain – this Thursday, 1st August ITV Tonight 9pm

Don't miss this investigation of our throwaway society and what can be done to reduce our waste -   Thursday, 1st August on ITV’s Tonight at 9-10pm.  It features our very own Karen Cannard  supporting a family in Liverpool through The Rubbish Diet.   Karen said “it was great to work with Sandy and her family -  they really embraced the Diet.  I was amazed at how much they managed to slim their bin and their food bills.  They saved £10

Read more
Community Screenings of Trashed

Not seen Trashed the movie yet - why not show it in your community? This hard hitting film narrated by Jeremy Irons looks at the impacts of waste on us and on our environment. Trashed can be screened by Zero Waste Alliance members for the special price of £80 + VAT. If you are interested in screening or would like to know more please get in touch with Harriet at screenings@trashedfilm.com. Please let Harriet know that you are from the Zero Waste

Read more
Frustrated by stuff you have to throw away? Get it redesigned at The People’s Design Lab

Please complete our simple and quick survey to decide which products get designed out of your bins this summer https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/thepeoplesdesignlab Meet the finalists for The People’s Design Lab Awards -  the products you said drive you nuts because they end up our bins: stuff that seems designed to break, is unrecyclable or too difficult or expensive to repair.   Your vote decides which of the finalists we give a zero waste makeover

Read more
Zero Waste Your Bin – Take The Rubbish Diet Challenge

The Rubbish Diet Challenge is officially open!      Based on ZWA UK member Karen Cannard's blog  The Rubbish Diet Challenge helps you slim your bin in just eight easy steps.    You can diet on line, but its more fun to do it in a group.   We have a street, a village, a Beaver group and even a radio station dieting together.  Join us and banish bin blues for ever!

Read more
Nesta Recognise Community Innovation in Waste Reduction

The innovation think-tank nesta have selected six finalists in their national waste reduction challnge,  including Zero Waste Alliance Members Karen Cannard, Rachelle Strauss and Cwm Harry.    Each of the six finalists will receive funding of up to £10,000 and support to set up and test their innovations over a six month period. The idea that demonstrates the most success will be awarded the £50,000 prize.   The finalists are: the Brixton

Read more
Hotline from the Zero Waste International Conference

Hot off the press from Karen Cannard -  get the full story on her blog. Well, it's 5am Californian time and I've realised that the only chance of keeping this blog up-to-date is to wake up this early.  I guess it's not too much of a hardship though because the whole jetlag thing that I'm experiencing for the first time is making sure I bob in and out of sleep at the end of the working day until the early hours of the morning.  I'm sure I'll get

Read more
International Zero Waste Conference, San Francisco, 17th -22nd March 2013

A one week Conference running in San Francisco, gathering Zero Waste activists from around the world to understand the latest global practice in zero waste and come together on the key issues on resource management and global sustainability.   Hosted by the Zero Waste International Alliance and the Northern Califormia Recycling Association. If you can get to this it will be incredibly worthwhile -  San Francisco is at more than 75% recycling and

Read more