Happy Zero Waste Week!


zero waste week

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been blogging a lot about food waste lately.  I’ve found that staying mindful about food waste is helping us save tons of money.  Instead of throwing food away, I’m finding new and fun ways to use our leftovers.

While linking up with other bloggers for Food Waste Friday, I was able to find out about the UKs National Zero Waste Week.   This is the seventh year of Zero Waste Week.  I’ve tried to find something similar in the US and since I can’t find it, I figure there is no harm in joining forces with the one in the UK.

My only problem this week is that I’m sick!  The kind of sick that feels like food poisoning and makes you want to waste any food that makes you nauseous.  I just left the kitchen and told my husband that he better eat my leftover burger from lunch and our leftover spaghetti from earlier this week as I’m pretty sure I’ll never be able to stomach either of those meals ever again.  It couldn’t be worse timing!  I was laying in bed feeling bad for myself when Tom came by to check on me and my only words to him were, “I can’t waste my food, it’s zero waste week”.

I’m probably not going to be able to live up to the challenge and comply with zero waste this week.  Even so, I’m motivated by this challenge to waste less.  I’m not going to focus on what I am throwing away this week, instead I’m going to focus on all the positive changes I am making towards less food waste.  Sometimes I take challenges too seriously and I think this illness is a reminder that I don’t have to comply with absolutely zero food waste.  As long as I’m making progress towards less waste, I’m doing well!

How are you doing with food waste in your household?  Are you up for the Zero Food Waste Week challenge?  Or are you going to aim for less waste like me? 


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