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Swish cleaning my wardrobe!

It’s hard to believe 6 months have passed since I completed my 6 item challenge.  Whilst I’ve been conscious since then of the number of clothes I’m wearing each week I’ve not managed to stick to the number 6 at any time since then.  It’s amazing how sticky toddler fingers find a newly put on item…

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My WLWA Work Experience Blog – by Leila Gunnewicht

I came to West London Waste Authority (WLWA) for work experience as I am interested in pursuing a career within the sustainability and environment sector, and with university applications looming, I wanted to be certain this was something I was interested in so I spent a few days in August with the Waste Minimisation Team.…

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Zero Waste blog for National Vegetarian Week

For anyone who’s been itching to try more vegetarian dishes or even looking to trial a possible lifestyle change and want to dip their toes into the vegetarian world, this week could provide the best opportunity to do so. National Vegetarian Week, which runs from 15th to 21st May this year, is a good tim…

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Gemma’s Extra Week

In order to complete the challenge from 1 March – 13 April, I volunteered to do an extra week. I found my second week of the Six Items Challenge much better than the first. The week was quite warm so I was lucky. What Clothes I Chose I planned my outfits carefully selecting: 1.       1 pair of black…

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Anna’s Six Items Challenge

Intro Well, my turn began today and I completely forgot so it’s gotten off to wonderful start!  I guess the maxi-dress – a hand-me-down from my mum – and 15-year-old denim top that I threw on this morning will be in my six items rotation. The idea of a capsule wardrobe really appeals to me – having…

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Sarah’s Six Items Challenge

If you’ve been clicking in weekly to see how the team does – welcome back! If this is your first time then why not check out how the others in the team got on. I spent a lot of time thinking (possibly too much thinking) about my 6 item challenge before it started. I hav…

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Christin’s Six Items Challenge

I would describe myself as a mood dresser. I like to have a variety of clothing to choose from in the morning depending on what I feel like. Different colours, patterns and styles as well as dresses, skirts and trousers are all an important part of my wardrobe. Needless to say, I was a bit…

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Gemma’s Six Items Challenge

Now it’s my turn for this 6-item challenge. Well, I am prepared. I thought about my most important clothing needs for the week. I work in more than one location, as I have three different jobs. One of them involves delivering organic locally sourced produce for a nonprofit veg box scheme. For this type of work…

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Emma’s Six Items Challenge

I am normally all on board for doing challenges, but was not looking forward to this particular one. I like choosing my clothes in the morning and I felt I might be judged for wearing the same clothes all the time. However, the challenge has been accepted so let’s see how this goes… Day 1…

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Roger’s Six Items Challenge

When my team first touted this 6 Items Challenge my first exclamation was: “this is going to be a piece of cake”. What soon became quickly apparent was that it was my “male” mouth activating itself before my brain engaged. As a result, instead of a week, I was “given” an extra few days to “prove” my superiority and…

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The Six Items Challenge

We here at West London Waste love a challenge – especially one that tackles waste! According to the Love Your Clothes campaign, every year an estimated £140 million worth (around 350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK.  Fast fashion moves quickly, so instead of buying into it we’ve decided to challeng…

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Cooking – A Disco Soup Trailer by Cyrus, Varun and Xerxes

On 27 October we held our first-ever Disco Soup, an evening of chopping and preparing food together in order to demonstrate the delicious ways we can all prevent food waste. On the evening three of our guests in Year 8 composed a fabulous trailer that we’ve decided to post for your enjoyment. A big thanks…

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Sew-cialising at west London Love Your Clothes Workshops

In October we held a series of sewing workshops for repair skills in each of the 6 west London boroughs; Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond. The interest in the workshops in the lead-up was great but nothing compared to the enthusiasm on the day! The funding for these workshops came from Recycle for…

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My food challenge by Karen Cannard, Founder of The Rubbish Diet

Uneaten pizza, too much rice, out-of-date yoghurts and gone-off ham. All binned. Every week. Dodgy looking carrots, wilted greens and melons that had reached peak whiffiness. All gone to make compost. My rubbish collection was the best thing since sliced bread, removing many a mouldy slice from my kitchen. My Kitchen of Doom, where food…

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Need a compost Doctor?

We’ve been continuing to feed our compost heap this week. We added quite a lot of fruit peelings from the second chance smoothie event on Saturday, as there was already a lot of fruit and veg on it there are now too many greens and there are lots of fruit flies. This is just one of…

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Feeding your compost

How’s your compost looking this week? Did you need to clean it up and mix it up after seeing our compost heap last week? Sarah’s compost heap is looking quite healthy and there’s certainly more on it now.  You may have seen it changing with our #compost tweets, there are more items being added and a…

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Get composting!

Starting this week we’re celebrating compost. It’s international Compost Awareness Week from 3rd to 9th May and we’ve organised compost celebration events throughout the month with compost experts, compost to take home and various other bits of information about food.  You’re very welcome to attend any of these events and speak to us. Until t…

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WEEE Recycle Week @ Tricycle Theatre

Date:  5th – 11th Jan 2015 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR The Tricycle Theatre and West London Waste are once again holding a free week long recycling event for your Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE. If you visit the venue and you have small electrical items that you have been itching…

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1 in 5 bags of food shopping ends up in bin

You’ve gone to the supermarket, spent a long time doing your shopping and finally made it home with your mountain of shopping bags! Despite our best intentions to eat all we buy, the equivalent of 1 out of every 5 bags of shopping we buy ends up in the bin and that’s just one of…

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WEEE Recycle Week @ The Tricycle Theatre

Date – 12th May – 18th May 2014 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR The Tricycle Theatre and West London Waste are holding a week long recycling event for small electrical items If you have any small unwanted electrical items that you have been itching to get rid of, why not combine your theatre/cinema…

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Real Nappy Week – 28th April to 04th May

Events are happening at various locations across London. Be fabulous in fluff, cute in cloth. Real Nappy Week is all about celebrating everything great about using washable nappies. There is something for everyone – from cloth convertees, to those who are just curious and want to find out more… Real Nappy Week is the idea…

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WEEE Recycle Week @ The Tricycle Theatre

Date – 2nd January – 09th January 2014 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR The Tricycle Theatre and West London Waste are holding a week long recycling event for small electrical items If you have any small unwanted electrical items that you have been itching to get rid of, why not combine your theatre/cinema…

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Not quite using it up for zero waste week

Welcome to the second part of our zero waste week food waste challenge. Earlier this week we introduced you to Sarah, our Waste Minimisation Co-ordinator, who has spent the last week keeping track of what she does every day to make the most of her food shop. She’s already shared with you how she shopped…

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