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Top tips on avoiding food waste during the COVID-19 outbreak

Top tips on avoiding food waste during the COVID-19 outbreak

At a time when we need to be more careful with food than ever, there's plenty of potential for even ...

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What's the modern-day equivalent of the "Blitz Spirit"?

Dr Henry Irving, a historian at Leeds Beckett University talks with local journalist Peg Alexander a...

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Double compost bin

We need you! Share your waste stories!

Whilst bin collections are inevitably disrupted due to COVID-19, we need your help to share ways we ...

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Info about #LeedsBins during #covid19

During the current Covid-19 outbreak, we are pausing the rest of our work and focusing on supporting...

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Sustainability in the workplace. Why it matters

The success of #LeedsbyExample city centre on-the-go recycling was incredible. Recycling rates in th...

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Zero Waste Fashion Week

4000 tonnes of clothing and textiles end up in Leeds' black bins every year. Zero Waste Fashion week...

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Headlines about the success of #LeedsByExample

#LeedsByExample on-the-go recycling

It’s headlines like these sharing real positive change happening in our city that help us get out of...

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Zero Waste Valentines

Zero Waste Valentines

Traditionally, February 14th has been a day to celebrate love. But Valentine's Day seems to have evo...

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Zero Waste Running

Zero Waste Running featured in Runners World magazine!

Our work with local running clubs and race organisers is featured in the latest edition of Runners W...

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Photo courtesy of Leeds Community Clothes Exchange

Sustainability in fashion - why and how?

We’re focusing on fashion, clothing and textiles in 2020. Why? A new report from waste reduction cha...

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Gill from Zero Waste Leeds at BBC Look North

Zero Waste Leeds returns to BBC Look North

For the second time in a month, Zero Waste Leeds were invited onto BBC Look North - this time to tal...

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12 Days of Zero Waste Image

Helping you to have a Zero Waste Christmas

Christmas can be a time when so much gets wasted or thrown away - but it doesn't need to be that way...

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Leeds Community Clothing Exchange

Zero Waste Fashion

Zero Waste Fashion aims to increase awareness of the best ways to recycle, reuse, repair and upcycle...

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Rob Greenland, Co-director of Zero Waste Leeds, on BBC Look North, 3 December 2019

Zero Waste Leeds on BBC Look North

Leeds By Example, the on-the-go recycling project on which Zero Waste Leeds were a local partner, wa...

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HW martin visit

What happens to our green bin recyclable waste in Leeds?

In November we arranged for a few of our Facebook followers to go on a tour of the HW Martin facilit...

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How should Leeds respond to the climate emergency? - Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Why is striving for zero waste so important in dealing with the climate emergency?

Climate change is an emergency. We must take urgent action in the next decade to prevent temperature...

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Dan Webb Everyday Plastic

Plastic Pioneers

With support from Hubbub, and in collaboration with TK Maxx and Homesense, we are working on an exci...

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Photo of an exhibition showing how much food and drink packaging we waste in Leeds every three days

Building the movement

It can seem like everyone wants to build a movement at the moment. So what do we mean when we're sa...

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Photo of Gordon Binnit – our friendly burping recycling bin – outside Leeds Town Hall

What has Leeds By Example taught us?

Much of our time over the last 18 months has been spent working on Leeds By Example - a project led ...

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Photo of exhibition showing how many single use coffee cups we use in Leeds

What motivates people to switch to reusable cups?

Some very interesting research has recently been published by Zero Waste Scotland - looking at what ...

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