Restaurant Nolla: The Finnish eatery wanting to make zero-waste a norm in the wider restaurant industry

Three international chefs have made the Finnish city of Helsinki home for their zero-waste restaurant, the first of its kind in Finland. Restaurant Nolla is the brainchild of three friends – Carlos Henriques from Portugal, Albert Franch Sunyer from Barcelona, and Luka Balac from Serbia – who wanted to do something about the “outdated” waste management practices in the restaurant industry. Nolla works with local … Continue reading Restaurant Nolla: The Finnish eatery wanting to make zero-waste a norm in the wider restaurant industry

Life with Less Waste: Short film documents Tasmania-based family of five’s endeavours to live waste-free

Tasmania-based family of five, the Carters, have found ways to produce almost no rubbish – filling one small jar of waste in two years. In a short film, Happen Films documents Lauren and Oberon Carter’s waste-free lifestyle as they bring up their three daughters in Hobart, Oberon. In a quest to make sustainable living easy for families to integreate in to their daily lives, Lauren … Continue reading Life with Less Waste: Short film documents Tasmania-based family of five’s endeavours to live waste-free

The Green Weigh: Zero-waste shop on wheels set up by four Dorset-based mothers brings planet friendly products to locals

Four Dorset-based mums are helping local residents to reduce their impact on the planet with their zero-waste shop on wheels, The Green Weigh. The Green Weigh, which started life in August 2018, aims to provide an alternative to those who want to reduce their plastic impact and buy food free from packaging, whilst reaching communities who may be isolated. The zero-waste shop on wheels – … Continue reading The Green Weigh: Zero-waste shop on wheels set up by four Dorset-based mothers brings planet friendly products to locals

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