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Zero Waste Week 2020 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed

Zero Waste Week 2020 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 Zero Waste Week 2020

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2020. 

I've been very poorly this year and hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.

 

Day 1

Day 1 of #ZeroWasteWeek, I'm sharing re-usable masks.

It's been 6 months since the Covid 19 pandemic swept the world.

The message remains the same wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance.

Stay safe everyone!

Re-usable cotton masks 

 Reusable masks Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 Day 2

In an attempt to remove plastic cups from my life.

I have stopped drinking tea and keep a bamboo eco cup in my bag.

Many thanks to my sister Irem for this gorgeous William Morris bamboo eco mug.

 

William Morris bamboo eco mug

William Morris bamboo eco mug, Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

1, Helps cut daily consumer waste

2. Reusable over and over

3. Naturally organic bamboo fibre

4. Fast growing rapidly renewable

5. Biodegradable at the end of product life

6. BPA and phthalate free

7.Reusable non drip lid

8. Fully dishwasher safe

9. Light bright and lovely to use

10.Naturally sterile, no taste residue

 

To read my blog about Plastic Free July 2019 please click here.

 

 

Day 3

This black velvet make up bag has been lovingly made my Gemima London.

 

 Black make up bag with an embroidered 'S'

Handmade Velvet S make up bag, Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed  

 

Black velvet Make Up bag 'S' hand made by Gemima London - Zero Waste Week 2020, Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Day 4

Over the past 4 years I have discovered, tried and tested many zero waste bathroom alternatives.

I'm still using the following zero waste bathroom alternatives.

Organic Loofah instead of a plastic one
Organic handmade soap instead of hand wash
Herbal Tooth powder instead of toothpaste
Bamboo Toothbrush instead of plastic tooth brush and
Miswaak (cleaning twig made from the Salvadora persica tree)
and
Organic Herbal Shampoo.

Organic Loofah - Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai and the UAE with Sabeena Ahmed
Organic Loofah

 

Bamboo toothbrush, herbal tooth powder and miswak - Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai and the UAE with Sabeena Ahmed
Bamboo toothbrush, herbal tooth powder and miswak 

 

 

Odylique Herbal Organic Shampoo - Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai and the UAE with Sabeena Ahmed
Odylique Herbal Organic Shampoo

 

 

Zero Waste Bathroom alternatives - Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai and the UAE with Sabeena Ahmed
Zero Waste Bathroom alternatives

 

 

Day 5

Thank you to my sister for this lovely William Morris cotton bag.

William Morris Cotton Bag

William Morris Gallery reusable cotton bag, Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed


Day 6 & 7

 On days 6 and 7 I spent the day in the garden enjoying the weather.

 Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed  

Time with nature

 

Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

Garden tomatoes

 

Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

Berries

 

About Zero Waste Week

Zero Waste week was founded by Rachelle Strauss in 2008 and began as a National UK Campaign.Campaigns last a week and take place annually during the first full week in September.

The campaign runs predominantly on social media and the website ZeroWasteWeek to reach a community of like-minded people who want to reduce residential or commercial waste, reuse materials and recycle as much as possible. The aim of the campaign is to help householders, businesses, schools and community groups increase recycling, reduce landfill waste and participate in the circular economy – in alignment with European recommendations and Directives.

Credit and Source: Rachelle Strauss

 

Further Reading and Links

Plastic Free July 2019 Blog

Zero Waste Week UK

Love your clothes - WRAP

Blogging With A Purpose





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