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Want to recycle more, reduce your food waste and use less plastic but not sure where to start? Be inspired by others and learn some quick tricks to reduce your own consumption.

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Can you live a zero-waste lifestyle?

(1Hr 13 mins )

Kate Arnell is a TV Presenter turned Eco-blogger who has founded the 7 Rs to help you lead a less wasteful lifestyle. Whether it’s cutting down on food waste, decluttering, using fewer things, saying ‘no’ to things you really don’t need – Kate’s action-plan is accessible and, perhaps most importantly, doable. The Emma Guns Show

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What’s wrong with plastic?

(14 mins )

The Zero Waste Countdown Podcast. The convenience of single-use plastics, from water bottles, take-out utensils, and straws to food wraps and grocery store containers has taken over our way of life.Studies warn us that plastics contain chemicals leaching into our food and drinks with potentially devastating consequences for our children’s health as well as our planet’s.

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What is Zero Waste Living and Can I Do It Too?

(47 mins)

In our every day lives we encounter a staggering amount of materials that end up as rubbish in our bins. It might therefore seem impossible to imagine living for a whole year without sending a single item to landfill. However in this episode, Millennial Matters Podcast, talks to one woman who has done just that, to learn more about the concept of Zero Waste Living and how we can make our own positive changes.

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Fashion and Sustainability

(51 mins )

Interesting discussion about sustainability in fashion by using technology in new ways, looking at what we can do to change consumer and company attitudes to #fastfashion. Should we be renting our clothes instead of buying new ? Arts and Ideas Podcast BBC Radio 3

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Plastic Free Parenting With Emma Ross

(34 mins)

Practical tips for new parents wishing to become plastic free. Get Your Glow Back Podcast with Madeleine Shaw.

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A plastic-free future? How can we turn off the plastic tap.

(40 mins )

The food and drink industry is experiencing understandable pressure to ditch plastic and move to newer sustainable packaging. Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, A Plastic Planet, discusses the scale of the problem the industry faces, the complexity involved and finds ways that companies small and large can make an impact as we look towards a plastic-free future. Table Talk Podcast

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Two adults, two kids, zero waste

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Inspiring talk by Bea Johnson. Do you have an excess of stuff? Do you take the trash out on a regular basis? Bea Johnson started a global movement advocating for a zero waste lifestyle. Here, she reveals how she and her family produce less than one quart of waste per year, and how living simply has changed her life for the better.

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12 Cheap & Easy Tips for Reducing Your Waste

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Sustainable Zero Waste Hacks. Sharing a dozen cheap and easy tips to help beginners reduce their garbage output and transition to a low waste, or zero waste lifestyle.

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How to Live a Plastic-Free Life.

(18 mins)

Alexis McGivern seeks to create a zero-plastic society, whilst leaving a lasting impact on not only her local community, but also the wider international sphere.

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ARTICLES

Why Go Zero Waste

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Simple changes can do wonders for the health of both you and the environment. Here are just a few reasons why zero waste matters, and how reducing waste can change your life in a positive way. By Monq

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15 ways to reduce plastic waste

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The average family throws away about 40kg recyclable plastic every year. Here are practical ways you can reduce plastic waste. Debra Waters for GoodtoKnow.co.uk

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Zero Waste Tips

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50 of the most impactful earth happy habits by Sustainable Jungle

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The zero-waste revolution

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How a new wave of shops could end excess packaging By Stephen Moss for The Guardian

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