Zero Waste Week, Take The Pledge, Reuse

Zero Waste Week 2015

This years Zero Waste Week is being hosted on the 7th till 13th September nation wide, where people of all different lifestyles and dreams get together to help make aware of what happens to our over consumerism waste, how this waste has an effect on the planet we enjoy living on so much and how we can reduce the about of waste we throw out each year.

Each year zero waste week has a theme that people work on through out the week. This year the theme is REUSE, instead of buying new items to do a job in our homes or lives, is there something you already have that can be used and made into the same item as you where you going to buy? Or do you have an item that is broken can be easily be fixed and reused instead of buying another replacement?

Take The Pledge

You can get involved with zero waste week by following just 2 instructions.

  1. Sign up to Zero Waste Week and make your pledge and share with your friends your zero waste pledge.
  2. On the 7th till 13th September follow through your pledge and share your experiences on social media.

My Zero Waste Pledge

I pledge to find useful ways I can reuse plastic bottles to replace things we need in our family home and through out our lifestyle. Why plastic bottles? Well here are some disturbing facts about plastic :-

  • 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in the UK, that’s about 15 million bottles per day.
  • Most families throw away about 40 kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be recycled.
  • The use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about 4% each year.
  • Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.

This year I have been asked to be a zero waste ambassador again along with of other environmental bloggers. As part of being an ambassador for zero waste week, I will be blogging through out zero waste week about my experience of reusing plastic bottles and will be talking through out the week on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus all things waste, reusing and reducing.

What will you pledge this year for Zero Waste Week?

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3 responses to “Zero Waste Week, Take The Pledge, Reuse

  1. It’s challenging to be conscious of your waste, and eliminate it. Our green cleaning efforts are making us change some things. It’s a small first step.

  2. Thanks for sharing your Zero Waste Week pledge with your readers, Emma. I think your pledge is fascinating, and I’m looking forward to seeing what inspirational and creative ideas you come up with. 15 million bottles a day is a shocking statistic :/

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