Zero Waste Week 2011

by Julie Gibbons on August 29, 2011

How quickly a year passes, no? It seems like only the shortest time since last year’s Zero Waste Week was happening and already this year’s is upon us. Not before time, though! For here at Organikal Towers, things have been getting somewhat lax when it comes to waste…

This year’s theme is ‘Reducing waste away from home‘.

When we’re off on our home swapping adventures, one of the first tasks we undertake is to check out the recycle facilities, however this summer we’ve been at home and I’m ashamed to admit, we’ve been a bit free and easy with our waste when out and about.

My especially worst offence is cardboard cups for coffee. I know I should carry a reusable mug with me at all times, but you know, the travel cups we have are cheap and the beverage within tastes like plastic. These are among the most common mistakes that people commit while disposing off trash.

So this week, encouraged by Zero Waste Week, I’m going to invest in something I should have a long time ago – a BPA free travel mug for each of us, together with a stainless steel water bottle. I just hope the folks at my local cinema will know what to do with it, when I hand over the mug and don’t insist in using a cardboard cup first, before pouring in the coffee into my new mug!

What about you? Please hop on over to My Zero Waste and pledge your support for Zero Waste Week 2011. There are even prizes to be won! But you’ve got to be in it to …. oh, sorry – I forgot myself for a wee second there ;)

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Mrs Green August 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thank you SO much for mentioning the week and sharing it with your readers. All your help with promoting the event is appreciated and of course I’m delighted it’s come at just the right time for you!

I got my water bottles from ‘one green bottle’ – a brand called mud puppy. They often have a section in the sale dept called ‘mudpuppies in need of a good home’ – they might be dented or scratched or end of range, but you can grab a bargain :)


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