A Zero Waste Household
We’ve been set a challenge!
To live a week without producing waste. (or as little as we can manage!)
When my husband told me about it I thought it sounded like a bit of fun.
Then I thought about it a little more and realised that it is probably the most important challenge that we’ve ever been set!
There’s so much in the media right now about plastic pollution and global warming…I don’t think I even need to go into why this challenge is so important.
I think this fact says enough…
On average, each person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks!
Put together, this comes to a total of 31 million tonnes per year, equivalent to the weight of three and a half million double-decker buses, a queue of which would go around the world two and a half times.
To make matters worse we’re also producing around 3% more waste every single year!
Although 70% of the world’s carbon emmissions have been traced back to just 100 companies there is still loads that we can and should do as individuals.
Afterall, WE are the ones that use the fossil fules that they’re producing. It is our lifestyles that demand them.
I thought we were actually pretty good at ‘doing our bit’. But the fact that we use reusable nappies doesn’t cancel out the massive bags of recycling and rubbish that we produce every single week.
We’ve put together an ever growing list of things that we can do to reduce the waste that we produce.
How many can you tick off the list!?
Click to view list or download full checklist at the bottom of the page.