The amount of waste we produce is quite extreme.  And in Britain we’re too lazy to even recycle most of it!  The best option is not to accumulate it in the first place… but that can be a tricky business.

Start small, so as not to get discouraged.  We are having a ‘no plastic week’ this week where we don’t purchase anything with plastic packaging.  After finding a shop with loose fruit and vegetables, we are doing well on the food front.  Other consumables like shampoo and toothpaste could prove more difficult, but I’m told it’s possible!

Here are some tips from people who are living zero waste lives…



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