This year sees the third European Week for Waste Reduction taking place between the 19th to the 27th of November. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of ways to minimise waste and encourage change in everyday behaviour in order to reduce the amount of waste produced across Europe.
For more information about European Week for Waste Reduction please CLICK HERE.
What can you do?
Zero Waste Scotland, which are a government body helping individuals, businesses and communities to reduce waste, recycle more and use resources sustainably, are the official organisers of the Week for Waste Reduction in Scotland and are encouraging community groups and charities, schools, universities, businesses and local authorities to take part by organising an action in their local area. To take part or register an event, please CLICK HERE.
Why not challenge yourself and take the Rubbish Diet Challenge as created by writer and blogger Karen Cannard. The blog was only intended to last for just 8 weeks, to chart Karen's attempts at slimming down her bin for Zero Waste Week in March 2008, but now Karen spends her spare time talking rubbish with anyone who will let her and challenges everyone, everywhere to undergo their own Rubbish Diet challenge. For more information and to take on the challenge please CLICK HERE.
For more general information, resources, sources of inspiration, articles, tips and more visit these two blogs dedicated to the subject:
My Zero Waste - CLICK HERE. This blog is the creation of Mrs. Green who in 2009 managed to only produced one bin of waste.
Let's Waste Less - CLICK HERE. Created by a self-professed Rubbish Geek, Joanna Boardman, this blog covers a waste minimisation campaign for resident of North East Linconshire