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

Family of four, the Leblonds, chart their zero waste journey

The Leblond family of four have made zero waste their lifestyle for the last five years. The Canada-born Leblonds were driven towards a zero waste living while mum Katelin Leblond was on maternity leave with her second child. She came across a video by zero waste expert and author of Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, Bea Johnson. … Continue reading Family of four, the Leblonds, chart their zero waste journey

The Eco Larder: Husband and wife team set to open Edinburgh’s first ever zero waste shop

Edinburgh is to soon welcome its first ever dedicated zero waste shop, The Eco Larder. The husband-and-wife team behind the zero waste initiative are aiming to get the shop open on 20 November, and are now calling on volunteers to help them make it happen – anyone from project managers, shop fitters, electricians to joiners. Earlier this year Matt and Stephanie Foulds reached their £20k target … Continue reading The Eco Larder: Husband and wife team set to open Edinburgh’s first ever zero waste shop

Instock restaurants turning surplus food into creative and tasty meals

Zero waste is high on the agenda at Instock, a trio of restaurants in the Netherlands fighting food waste by taking surplus ingredients from local supermarkets and making meals from them. Instock prepares breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner from food that would otherwise be thrown away by grocers like Albert Heijn and other local producers. The menu at Instock changes regularly since the chefs don’t know what … Continue reading Instock restaurants turning surplus food into creative and tasty meals

Sustainable Cities: How San Francisco is becoming a Zero Waste City

San Francisco aims to achieve zero waste by 2020. To date, the city has diverted 80% of its waste from landfills. Since 2009, all residents and businesses have been required to recycle and compost their waste, making it the first American city to make composting mandatory. With its successful zero waste initiatives in place, the city is gaining much attention from all around the world. Government … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: How San Francisco is becoming a Zero Waste City