This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2021.
My health has been challenging with a painful left shoulder and social anxiety.
Typing, mobility and anxiety has prevented me from going out.
I hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.
Day 1 of #ZeroWasteWeek, I'm still sharing photographs of my re-usable masks, my reusable water bottle and shopping bags.
It's been 19 months since the Covid 19 pandemic swept the world.
The message remains the same wash your hands, wear a mask and remain cautious when travelling on public transport and shopping.
Stay safe everyone!
Could you shop locally today?
What's in season?
How many miles has it travelled?
I did shop locally and picked up these blueberries from my local supermarket.
Was it season, probably not!
It has travelled thousands of miles from South Africa. God knows what the carbon footprint is.
Delicious blueberries but at what climate and farmer cost?
Three pieces of litter
Photos to be added
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)
Organic Herbal Shampoo.
Flux period proof underwear, sustainable, eco-friendly, no nasties,
reusable and washable
Flux reusable underwear made from Tencel
Bloom and Nora reusable sanitary towel
What’s your top tip to share with anyone wanting to get started with your Zero Waste Journey?
Small steps and actions do make a difference.
Buy one fair trade or ethical product in your shopping basket and add more when you feel comfortable and have the budget to do so.
Join Zero waste, fairtrade and ethical facebook, twitter and instagram feeds for motivation and inspiration.
As a fairtrade campaigner and educator I usually buy fair trade chocolate and share with siblings which generally orchestrates a good conversation about food ethics and values.
Divine Mint Thins
Vegolino fairtrade pralines
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.
This years hashtag is #ZeroWasteWeek
Credit and Source: Rachelle Strauss
This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.
I participated in several webinars the first being the January 2023, World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar about self-care.
The second webinar was organised by the Civil Society Consulting team and struggled to complete Modules 3, 4 and 5 of the Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.
This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.
I participated in several webinars the first being the November World Pulse Changemaker Lab Live webinar for Module 5.
The second, third and fourth webinars were Zoom Webinars organised by the World Pulse PIE Steering Committee, World Pulse Changemaker Lab team and Your Voice Heard Online Training team.
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