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Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Zero Waste Week 2021

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

Day One Challenge Zero Waste Week 2021

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!

Re-usable cotton masks 

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

 

 

 Reusable Water Bottle

Reusable Water Bottle - Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable Shopping Bag - Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Reusable Shopping Bag - Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Day 2 Challenge

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. 

 

Blueberries from South Africa

Blueberries from South Africa, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Blueberries from South Africa, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Delicious blueberries but at what climate and farmer cost?

 

Day 3

Day Three Challenge, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Three pieces of litter

Photos to be added 

 

Day 4

Day Four, Zero Waste Week 2021

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

 

 

This year I would like to continue to use reusable sanitary towel products, reduce my plastic pollution.

 

 

Flux reusable sanitary wear, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Flux period proof underwear, sustainable, eco-friendly, no nasties,

reusable and washable

 

Flux reusable sanitary wear produced with tencel, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Flux reusable underwear made from Tencel

 

Nora and Bloom Reusable Sanitary Towels Washable, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Bloom and Nora reusable sanitary towel

 

Bloom and Nora Reusable Sanitary Towels Washable 3 pack, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Day 5 

What’s your top tip to share with anyone wanting to get started with your Zero Waste Journey?

Start small....

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 and Vegalino Fairtrade Pralines

Divine Mint Thins, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Divine Mint Thins

 

Vegolino Praline Chocolate fairtrade, Zero Waste Week 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Vegolino fairtrade pralines

 

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.

This years hashtag is #ZeroWasteWeek

Credit and Source: Rachelle Strauss

 

Simple Ways to Join Zero Waste Week 2021 graphics courtesy and credit the Zero Waste Week website

 

Further Reading and Links

Plastic Free July 2021 Blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Zero Waste Week 2021

Love your clothes - WRAP

 





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