Date Ball Snacks

Date Ball Snacks

In my pre Zero Waste days, I was always that girl with a wrapped snack in her bag, for ‘just in case’.

My reliance on these pre wrapped snacks had to come to a disappointing end as I began learning that snacks wrapped in that sort of wrapper couldn’t be recycled. It’s weird, that seems so flipping obvious now, but at the time, I very much adopted the ‘out of site. out of mind’ approach towards my rubbish, and just figured it was not my problem.

And I guess I thought I was fine. I was picking the healthier snacks, and I’d NEVER EVER dream of dropping litter, but you live and you learn, and I now know that single use wrappers are destined for the landfill, where they will likely stay for a minimum 450 years, if they manage to get there. If not, they’ll likely be blown around and become that very litter I thought I was avoiding.

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The easiest Zero Waste Snacks

The easiest Zero Waste Snacks

I started writing this blog, then realized, hey! How can I write about snacks without consuming a snack?!

So now I am eating raisins, and writing… honestly, it is really helping the creativity flow.

Fruits and vegetables

We all know they’re super great to consume, also fruits and vegetables can leave zero waste when scraps are disposed of in a suitable composter. I have an allotment, so my composter is a cone bin with a hole in the bottom. Other options include wormeries or bokashi bins.

By considering where the fruits and vegetables were imported from or grown , I can also take responsibility for waste which may have occurred before the fruits and veg arrived at the shop or market I am purchasing them from. Ideally, I’d love for 2019 to be the year that I am able to eat more fruit and veg from my allotment so I am fully aware of where my produce has come from. Where this is not possible, I consider the airmiles products would have travelled in order to get to me.

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