Everything always starts with a story. In 2004 Rachelle Strauss started questioning how much things she had and what she could do to save them from the bin after seeing first hand the devastation caused by the Boscastle floods and seeing people losing their belongings.
By 2008 Rachelle set up a grassroots campaign called Zero Waste Week raising awareness on the environmental impact of waste and empowering participants to reduce it.
This year Zero Waste Week will run from the 4th to the 8th of September. During this time you can get emails filled with tips and tricks to save money, reduce waste and help save the environment. All you need to do to get involved is sign up!
We pledged not to throw any food away and we’d like to commit to our pledge not just next week but for the years to come.
Talking about food waste we have recently discovered a new app, Too Good To Go. Their mission is to place the lost value back onto food as something that should be eaten and not thrown away. So far they have been working in 6 countries and their app makes surplus food available for collection before a store closes its breakfast, lunch or dinner service. 1,300,000 meals have already been saved and 650 tonnes of CO2 emissions have been avoided.
It takes seconds to register and once you are in you can browse restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries near you that at the end of their day will let you buy their left overs in take away boxes for as little as £2. Intrigued? Just download the app!