From the 7th to the 11th of September it is Zero Waste Week!
Welcome to Zero Waste Week!
Zero Waste Week is an award-winning campaign with the goal of raising awareness about the environmental impact of all waste. It is for everyone to take part in, whether you are an individual, a business or an organisation, you can join in and reduce the amount you send to landfill!
To take part we will be sending out a Zero Waste Tip every single day this week, make sure to look for our emails in your inbox every day, as our goal are to share tips that you can do really easily at home, no need to necessarily go out and buy anything, just using what you have to reduce your waste.
Zero Waste Tip #1: Pack & Bring Your Own Lunch
Now this might seem like a really basic tip, but you would be surprised how much waste you can reduce by simply planning ahead and packing your own food to take with you when you go out for the day.
Going out for a day at the beach, or just heading to work? Packing your own lunch gives you complete control of the amount of waste your lunch produces. You do need a little planning to make a simple zero waste lunch, but once you get into a routine of doing it, it'll just become second nature. So many of us buy lunch on the go and that can lead to unnecessary waste from packing to leftovers.
No need to buy a fancy new lunchbox, just use what you have! Empty glass jars are great for nuts, seeds, crisps and other small snacks. Pack your sandwiches and fruit in an old lunchbox if you already have one or repurpose an old ice cream tub or another plastic tub. If you have beeswax wraps then they are great for sandwiches and don't forget your reusable water bottle!
If you are looking for a great guide and tips on how you can pack a zero waste lunch for your or your kids then check out this video from Aurora at Goodful!
Supporting The Ocean Cleanup
This month Ocean Helper is donating 10% of profits to the Ocean Cleanup because we adore everything they stand for and do! The Ocean Cleanup is at the forefront of developing technology to help erase plastic from the ocean, with the most recent accomplishment being the launch of the Interceptor 4 which is extracting waste from one of the dirtiest rivers in the world. We suggest checking out their Youtube Channel to learn more!