Zero waste week

This week is Zero waste week. This is going to be one exciting week. Would love everyone to get involved. So what is zero waste week all about? It is a week were everyone works really hard not to waste any food. This means eating and using up any and all food and not wasting any edible food. Throwing peels or cores or other true waste products in the compost bin or feeding to animals are completely acceptable. To help you keep yourself in check you can use the very good food audit fromΒ Love Food Hate Waste website. The easiest way to not waste food is not to over buy or over cook items unless you intend to eat leftovers (which we always do here I love leftovers).
So here at NZ Ecochick headquarters we very rarely waste food and when it is “wasted” it goes to the chooks which in turn give me yummy eggs so not really waste. However if that food could have been eaten and we didn’t eat it then this is waste even if it is given to the chooks. So as well as zero food waste we have set the challenge not to throw anything in the landfill for a week. This will be very interesting and challenging. You can sign up at zero waste week and join in the fun at the facebook zero waste challenge. So onwards and upwards to zero waste week. Will you join us?
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14 thoughts on “Zero waste week

  1. Elisabeth
    September 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

    We will join you with this.Would like to see if we can bring our total waste products to a zero.

    1. September 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Good on you. Look forward to hearing how you’re doing Mx

  2. September 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I am so lucky that my Hubby will eat anything and everything in all sorts of combinations (salami on fruit bun anyone…) so very little goes to waste here. But that is not to say things do not get lost and forgotten in the fridge.

    1. September 2, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Fantastic to have non fussy people in the house. Oh yes I hate those items that run away on the fridge. Can be so eww. Mx

  3. Rae
    September 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Fantastic post – thank you! I love how you are taking the challenge one step further to meet you where you are at as a family. I hope you enjoy the week and perhaps you’ll discover a brand new family-favourite recipe πŸ™‚

    Warm wishes
    Rae from zerowasteweek

    1. September 2, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Aww thanks Rae I love a new challenge. I’m looking forward to it. Mx

  4. September 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    As I am starting zero plastic (or rather I am starting zero plastic and the rest of the family is going to laugh at me) week I feel I may be biting off more than I can chew to go zero waste. However, the only reason I am here on this journey is because I bought Zero waste Home by Bea Johnson. I bought it with the holier than thou attitude that I was already pretty much there and boy how the mighty are fallen. I wasn’t even touching the edge. That brought home to me how much further we have to go. One step (and one pair of shoes) at a time we are getting there.

    1. September 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

      You’re doing so super well with your plastic free September I’m loving reading your journey I’m so proud of you! I really need to read that book everyone is mentioning it to me at the moment. One shoe at a time doll. Mx

  5. September 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hi love your blog. So much so have popped you on our blog roll and followed. We shall promote the zero waste campaign on our site as well. In fact we have all along advocated for no plastic….check out our blog and our store for some of the alternatives that we have found. x

    1. September 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Aww thanks doll. I love your blog and site too. Look forward to meeting you Mx

  6. September 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    This is a great post! I try to save as much food as I can and use recycle-able plates and silverware too. Love your eco-friendly blog πŸ™‚

    1. September 3, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Aww thanks. Good for you it amazes me how many people waste food I’m so glad you’re like us. When you say recyclable plates do you mean wood? or some other material? Nice I have silverware too but only use this for spacial occasions since it cant go through the dishwasher. So pretty Mx

  7. September 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Wow that is quite a challenge! Not sure how my lot would get on with that, though I do try and have no food wastage. With five adults in our household and three pets we pretty much achieve that. Vix x

    1. September 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I bet you don’t have food waste especially with all the animals in tow. Yeah no landfill waste is a challenge alright and I have already failed πŸ™ will try and do better today Mx