South Korea now recycles 95% of its food waste

South Korea is taking the lead on cutting food waste – the country has gone from once only recycling 2% of its food waste to now recycling 95%. The massive hike is due to the mandatory recycling of food waste that was brought in by the South Korean government. In 2005, dumping food in landfill was banned. And in 2013, the South Korean government followed … Continue reading South Korea now recycles 95% of its food waste

Zero Waste [Checklists] — ecogreenlove

If you’re passionate about the environment, it’s likely that you’ve looked for places in your life where you could reduce your waste. Whether you’re a business owner running a sustainable restaurant or you’re a stay-at-home parent looking to reduce waste, there are opportunities all around us to make the planet a little greener. via Zero Waste [Checklists] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Zero Waste [Checklists] — ecogreenlove

The Wally Shop: The zero-waste delivery service making trash-free a reality in New York City

Brooklyn-based startup, The Wally Shop is making zero-waste grocery shopping a reality by delivering products in reusable, eco-friendly packaging. Launched last October in Bushwick, customers can conveniently place their order for seasonal and organic produce as well as pantry items like grains, nuts, pasta, legumes, spices, coffee and tea online. The Wally Shop source from small local shops and farmers markets to ensure that all … Continue reading The Wally Shop: The zero-waste delivery service making trash-free a reality in New York City

EcoSouk: Lebanon welcomes its first permanent zero-waste store

A souk of a different kind has opened up in Beirut. The city that was at the height of a “trash crisis” in 2015 has welcomed Lebanon’s first permanent zero-waste store, EcoSouk. EcoSouk is the brainchild of Recycle Lebanon, a nongovernmental organisation founded to find sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to the garbage crisis in Lebanon. EcoSouk sells a range of eco-friendly products including upcycled jewellery, organic honey, meswaks (dentist-approved teeth … Continue reading EcoSouk: Lebanon welcomes its first permanent zero-waste store

Charlotte’s Cupboard: Mobile packaging-free shop making minimal waste living accessible and convenient

Zero waste or minimal waste shops are popping up everywhere, offering conscious consumers a sustainable way to shop for groceries. Now Charlotte’s Cupboard is making grocery shopping that much more convenient for shoppers in Sussex as “the UK’s first packaging-free shop on wheels”. The vegan-friendly, plastic-free shop, which runs on electric wheels, is a zero-emission and zero-to-landfill operation. Seeking to help locals reduce waste, Charlotte’s Cupboard provides … Continue reading Charlotte’s Cupboard: Mobile packaging-free shop making minimal waste living accessible and convenient

Food Sharing Hub: Scotland’s first rescued food shop to open in Edinburgh

There’s a new shop in town in Edinburgh – the first “rescued food shop” in Scotland, to be exact. The Food Sharing Hub, which opens its doors today [19 January] for a special opening party, will offer a variety of food rescued from bakeries to supermarkets. The store is run by the SHRUB Co-op charity, which has been operating a successful food-sharing scheme in the city for … Continue reading Food Sharing Hub: Scotland’s first rescued food shop to open in Edinburgh

Zero Waste Christmas: Top tips on how to reuse, recycle and reduce

Christmas is one of the more waste-ful times of the year yet it does not need to be at all. There are numerous ways in which you can reduce waste this Christmas – everything from making your own decorations from fallen bits from trees; reusing what you already have; upcycling old clothes into a new outfit; and using tiffin boxes. The below video from Fairyland … Continue reading Zero Waste Christmas: Top tips on how to reuse, recycle and reduce

The Perennial: San Francisco restaurant setting a sustainable model for restaurants to follow

San Francisco is leading the way when it comes to implementing zero waste and taking action, now one of the city’s restaurants – The Perennial – has set itself the goal of becoming the world’s most sustainable restaurant, and wants other restaurants to follow in its footsteps. Husband-and-wife team Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint opened The Perennial in San Francisco in 2016 with the aim to … Continue reading The Perennial: San Francisco restaurant setting a sustainable model for restaurants to follow

London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market

Christmas need not be a time of waste which is why Zero Waste Goods is bringing together “the best UK ethical brands for stress-free shopping that don’t cost the Earth” at London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market. Held this Saturday (8 December) at Hoxton Arches, between 2pm and 9pm, London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market features products and produce from brands who are committed to zero plastic packaging … Continue reading London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market