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Journey to Zero Waste

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Mar 2020
9:37pm, 25 Mar 2020
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run free
:)
Mar 2020
8:20am, 30 Mar 2020
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Wine Legs
One thing to do while on lockdown...if you haven't already. Start to wash your hair less frequently. Extend it by a day every couple of weeks. I wash my hair weekly now. It's fine. In every sense.
Mar 2020
8:33am, 30 Mar 2020
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richmac
Good call. I'm wearing less clothes so less washing going on.
Mar 2020
9:05am, 30 Mar 2020
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Velociraptor
I have to change my clothes daily for infection control (not just CV-19) and even if I'm not going out I have to live with my hair and I matter too. The personal hygiene stays.
Mar 2020
9:14am, 30 Mar 2020
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Wriggling Snake
I don't have any hair. I win and have been winning for 30 years.
Mar 2020
12:55pm, 30 Mar 2020
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run free
Vel - think none of us expect health workers to be zero waste due to risk of infection. Hope you're being well looked after.... if not let us know.

I stopped using shampoo since Oct 2014. I do rinse my hair out with water if have had a good sweat :)

WL - maybe can extend your hair washing times even further and get to every 2 weeks
Mar 2020
5:43pm, 30 Mar 2020
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Fragile Do Not Bend
I’ve already started washing my hair less, but that was due to laziness more than anything else. :)
Apr 2020
11:26am, 15 Apr 2020
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run free
Besides composting, what good tips have you got to reduce food waste?
Apr 2020
4:05pm, 15 Apr 2020
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Lizzie W
We eat everything that isn't compostable, I think.
Apr 2020
7:11pm, 15 Apr 2020
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run free
BUtternut squash - have found the skin is edible when cooked (baked or boiled); the seeds are edible when fried or baked

Mr RF still likes a bit of chicken every 3 months. Have found that if the bones are high pressured, you can eat the bones

About This Thread

Maintained by run free
FT Article on how broken recycling is:
ft.com

Sustainability:
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A growing "want" (consumption) has an impact on our world's resources. Historically we have gone through periods of frugality & eco-consciousness and always returned to the same apathy & couldn't give a damn about the environment we live in.

A linear economy means products head for the landfill. As landfills fill quickly, incinerators are now being put into place in the UK. Recycling is a broken system due to economics and incineration is simply the destruction of our resources.

The best would be for a circular economy and ways to close the loop.

Zero wasters care about their impact. On our journey to a zero waste lifestyle what are we willing to compromise on?

Resources for reducing landfill waste:

Freecycle: freecycle.org

or sell it on Ebay, car boot
Wrap: wrap.org.uk

How Stuff Works: home.howstuffworks.com

Food waste: consider composting. For cooked food waste have a look at Bokashi (FYI Anaerobic composting: http://www.alternative-energy-tutorials.com/aerobic-composting/anaerobic-composting.html)

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