Last night in Brighton I went to see the first showing of the Clean Bin Project documentary film on it’s UK tour! Pictured above are Grant and Jen, the stars of the film, who spent a year buying nothing new and competing with each other to see who could throw the least away throughout the year.
If you haven’t seen the film I highly recommend going to see one of the free screenings listed on their website if you are in any of the areas they are coming to.
I found it so inspiring to see the tiny amount of rubbish generated by this couple over the course of the year and I gained a far better understanding of why it is incredibly important for all of us to generate as little waste as possible. I have done a lot of things to reduce my waste over the last two years, but I know that I could do much better. I need to do much better. We all need to do much better.
In the UK, now is a great time to be thinking about reducing rubbish as from the 2nd to the 8th September 2013 is National Zero Waste Week. This year is all about food waste. I have signed up and have pledged to use up the things from the back of my cupboard, which have been lurking for too long! Go and sign up – you’ll save yourself a bit of money and will be doing your bit for the environment too. Once Zero Waste Week is over, I plan to sign up to the Rubbish Diet, which will further help me to slim my bin. Anyone up for joining me??