Food preparation for Zero Waste

Food preparation for Zero Waste

The zero waste lifestyle does take more effort than the standard consumerist one, mostly because of how organised you have to be. 

For me, its preparing food which takes the longest, but luckily I LOVE to cook. I’m always looking for ways to reclaim time and make the whole process smoother.

I’ve got my food waste to zero through these 5 steps. Heck, they’re not rocket science! They’re pretty much common sense, but they have made a huge difference to me, and reduced my food waste considerably.

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Guest Blog- Put the cap on bottled water use

Guest Blog- Put the cap on bottled water use

Plastic bottles are bad news for us and the environment. In this blog post I'm going to tell you why, but first, a few facts about their usage.

Four hundred eighty billion were purchased worldwide in 2016, that’s right billion with a B. Another scary stat highlighting the prevalence of plastic water bottles is that 1 million are purchased globally every minute.

This is a crazy amount of single-use plastic, 91% of which will end up discarded, and a growing portion of these bottles will end up in the oceans.

But why is that so bad?

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Zero Waste Toiletries

Zero Waste Toiletries

With a few simple switches, I’ve created a toiletry bag which is Zero Waste. The products I use last longer, so I save money and the time I would spend on buying them.

Deodorant

I use an alum rock. This is a mineral rock, which simply needs to be wet to use. I run it under the tap and rub it onto my armpits. It doesn’t stop me sweating completely (is there ANY deodorant that does that?!) but it does stop me smelling which is what I need!

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Guest Blog- Solid wood

Guest Blog- Solid wood

This is our very first guest blog from the lovely Freya. If you are interested in submitting a guest blog for us to feature, please email azerowastelife@gmail.com

Zero Time to Waste is a eco-conscious lifestyle blog written by Freya, a sustainability enthusiast and marketing executive based in London. The blog is based on the philosophy that a zero waste lifestyle should be accessible and free of compromise.

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What's in the (zero waste!) bag?

What's in the (zero waste!) bag?

I tend to find that the times I’m most likely to produce waste are when I am out and about for work or trips, and maybe haven’t had enough time to prepare for the day as I would like.

Carrying round certain things in my backpack ensures that I can still minimize waste, even if I haven’t had the time to do full meal prep. I opt for a backpack as I tend to carry quite a bit of stuff alongside what is listed below. It's a personal choice how much of these things you want to take around, and how big your bag will need to be to accommodate that.

Cutlery

Anna uses a spork, I carry around a fork from my cutlery drawer. Depending on what you like to eat, you might consider a spoon or chopsticks instead. Also, if you like drinking with a straw, you could purchase a reusable one made from stainless steel, glass or bamboo.

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