The Rubbish Diet
Can the average person really create zero waste? Karen Cannard, a mother of 2, from Bury St Edmunds gave it a go in 2008 and blogged about it all. By the end of an 8 week trial she threw away only one plaster! 8 years on, she’s still blogging. She’s teamed up the social enterprise Zero Waste in a Box to bring The Rubbish Diet Challenge across the UK.
So take our challenge and see how far you can slim your bin. Together, we can make a huge difference. Dieters have saved 600,000 wheelie bins from landfill and saved themselves £260,000.
Whilst most Dieters don’t get down to Karen’s plaster, they find it easy to slim their bins by at least half and find the Challenge strangely satisfying. Here’s what they’re saying about the Rubbish Diet:
Before I started the Rubbish Diet I had two full bags of rubbish a week, but now I’m down to less than one. Its made me really think about how much we’re waste producing and how I can reuse, recycle and avoid it in the first place. It’s also helped me save a lot of money. Sarah Thorp, Harrow
We can’t believe how many of our neighbours have joined in – we thought it might just be a couple of other houses. It is proving to be really popular and we take it in turns to host meetings each fortnight to eat cake and exchange weights.” Jackie Jones, Shrewsbury
“When you lift your bin lid to see such a little bag after two weeks it’s absolutely a joy. I never ever thought that the size of my rubbish bags would put a smile on my face.” Graham Heap, Southport