Photo: Karen Cannard and Woman’s Weekly editor Diane Kenwood
We’d like to send a huge Thumbs-Up to the team at Woman’s Weekly and a very warm welcome to visitors who have been inspired by their Slim Your Bin challenge.
A year ago, Woman’s Weekly magazine launched its Waste Not Want Not campaign. Since then they have included features on a whole range of practical and creative waste-busting activities, encouraging celebrities and readers to share tips. The Rubbish Diet’s co-founder Karen Cannard was also featured a few weeks ago, sharing her own story of how she reduced her own rubbish in 2008.
Inspired by Karen’s efforts, the editorial team were keen to put their own bins on a diet and set themselves a Slim Your Bin week. To give them a boost in the right direction, Karen met the editor, Diane Kenwood, and her colleagues at the magazine’s Canary Wharf offices, for a ‘rubbish mentoring’ session where she shared motivating advice.
So how did they do? Well, all is revealed in this week’s issue (published 1 August 2017) with a double-page feature of exciting changes to their waste-lines together with Karen’s feedback and her ‘Top Tips for Slim Your Bin Success’.
If you’re able to get your hands on a copy – and it really is worth it – you’ll see the effort that the team has made, whether it’s buying less in the first place, avoiding over-packaging, getting acquainted with Recycling Centre or attempting home-composting for the first time. Even crushing your recycling can have an impact, providing more space in the recycling so that it doesn’t overflow into the rubbish bin.
Woman’s Weekly’s editors have certainly made a huge difference. And as for Craft & Home Editor Esme, we’re sure that she and the team won’t mind us sharing her fantastic success at slimming her bin by…. a whopping 80%. Her story of how she did it is very entertaining. She even went into competition with her boyfriend! When you start focusing on waste it’s amazing what can be achieved even in just a week.
We hope that, like us, you’ll find their results very encouraging. And if you’d like to follow in their footsteps and put your own bin on a diet, we’d love you to take The Rubbish Diet Challenge. Find out more and sign up today for tips that cover recycling, reuse and making the most of your food. In just three weeks you could find yourself with less rubbish in the bin and more money in your wallet.
Congratulations once more to the Woman’s Weekly team and many thanks to Diane, Esme, Maxine, Jayne, Tanya and Geoff, who were all brilliant sports. You can also follow them at www.facebook.com/WomansWeekly.