I hope you all have started a great weekend! ❤ I am really happy to have free weekend as previous couple of weeks have been very tiring for me… So we are going to enjoy it a lot as the weather here is very nice too and my husband is about to start with BBQ 🙂
I have decided to share a post from Carol which I truly like and at the same time this problem somehow annoys me – food waste. Myself, I am in a field where I am focusing to sustainability. I am working in construction industry as a cement and concrete technologist, in R&D, developing sustainable building materials with the aim to reduce CO2. Have you known that concrete is the second most produced material in the world after water production? And that cement production is one of the biggest ones with the biggest amount of CO2 produced? Therefore, we are trying to reduce and offer new binders, without cement with massive CO2 reduction, but with the same properties as normal concrete which you can see around you… And probably in relation with that, I am as well looking at all kind of waste. One of them is food waste and plastics. I have been checking analysis every year and massive food waste producer is UK. I was annoyed when we were living in the block of apartments with shared rubbish bins and I saw so much of food waste. Even full take away boxes. Incredible. I am trying to have as minimum as possible of food waste and use all leftovers whenever we have some.
And plastic… It is almost impossible to find here a store where you can find food not wrapped in plastic!! I do not understand why cucumber has to be wrapped in plastic cover? As well as the rest of fruits and vegetables? So even if you would want to reduce plastics at your home, you cannot that easily. You are forced with big store chains, if you do not have small stores, open or farm markets around. However, there are options and suggestions 🙂 If you are interested in, have a look in links below and definitely check Carol’s post.
Plastic free life
Plastic free shopping in UK
The Zero Waster
Have a nice weekend! ❤
Vero & little Canito
This week I have seen quite a lot in the media and on FB about waste and quite frankly it appalled me… This was not the plastic waste which is ruining our lovely planet this is good food going to waste when there are people starving in the world… My friend posted pictures of a […]
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