50 Quick Tips: How to reduce waste and move towards zero waste living

Struggling to live the zero waste, Instagram lifestyle?

People often share their struggles and anxiety with me, aiming for what we call “pantry porn”, it’s the one with perfectly matched glass jars, perfect labels, perfectly placed in the pantry. With a busy lifestyle of work, kids, caring for family or friends, study, we need quick and easy tips to reduce waste. But let’s start with some myth busting

Myth:    You need to buy storage products to get organised and reduce waste.

Fact:      Reducing waste reduces our carbon emissions, so let’s start there.

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Top 10 Tips to reduce food waste for a sustainable Christmas

Did you know reducing food waste not only saves money its good for the planet? When you chuck a wilted lettuce in your normal household bin, it ends up in landfill.

As there’s no oxygen in the depths of a pile of landfill rubbish, the bacteria helping to decompose your lettuce release methane instead of carbon dioxide. Methane is 28 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, over a 100-year period. Source ABC Science

Keep the faith, there are many ways to still enjoy the festive season and do good by the planet save money and enjoy a sustainable Christmas.

Ten Top Tips to reduce food waste for a Sustainable Christmas

  1. Plan meals and portions sizes

Christmas is the time we often overindulge then complain about the increase in our waist line, by planning our portions and serving on a smaller plate we are given the impression we have plenty to eat.

Planning the menu and meal planning, writing a shopping list and sticking to it is the best way to reduce food waste.

  1. Declutter your cupboards

Why buy what you already have? Declutter your cupboards and discover what’s lurking there, you may find just what you are looking for to finish that special recipe. Also, let your imagination run wild and try new recipes with the household staples.

  1. Check the freezer before buying more

With lots of food coming into the house, now is a good time to declutter your freezer, compost out of date food, and be on the look out for food you can use for Christmas.

  1. Ask guests their likes and dislikes

Stop guessing and ask your guests what they like, don’t like, check for allergies and dietary requirements. There is no point spending your time or money on food that won’t be eating

  1. Buy fresh local produce, it last longer

When we buy locally grown food, we are supporting our local farmers, the food has travelled less miles and generally fresh lasts longer when stored under the right conditions. In January 2020 Tanya is sharing her 30 years’ experience of sustainable living and 10 years as an Eco Organiser® with 10 lovely ladies at a 2-day women’s retreat in Hepburn Springs. Not only learning how to ethically declutter and live a more sustainable lifestyle you will be nourished by food that is grown no more than 15km from your plate.  To find out more visit Re treat Re store get organised for the rest of your life

 

 

  1. Store food at the right temperature

At Christmas we often try new recipes requiring ingredients that maybe foreign to us, if in doubt on how to store these new delights ask your butcher, fish monger, green grocer, cheese and dairy supplier. Prepare yourself for hot weather when shopping so ensure you have a cooler bag, esky, car fridge ready to your non-perishables.

  1. Keep it simple, why spend the day cooking!

Plan ahead and prepare any dishes helps keep things simple, giving you more time to enjoy the day. Choose quality ingredients over quantity and let the produce speak for itself, this helps keep it simple, reduce waste and saves you time.

  1. Compost food scraps and freezer leftovers

Compost any food scraps and to feed back into your garden, or feed pot plants on the balcony or window sill. When freezing leftovers ensure they are clearly labelled and dated to avoid turning into lost frozen deposits lurking in the freezer!

  1. Ask guests to bring an empty doggy bag for leftovers

No warm in asking guest to bring a clean reusable container.

  1. Recycle Food Waste with others

Check out Share Waste a great app for sharing your waste within your community, your leftovers may make a lovely Christmas surprise for the neighbour chooks. Want to recycle more? Check out Eco Organiser Useful Links there are over 100 ways to responsibly reduce, reuse and recycle waste and clutter.

 

 


Mornington

Mornington, just in time for Christmas

  • Are you drowning in clutter and stuff, is it time to ethically declutter for a sustainable simple life?
  • How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
  • Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF
  • Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
  • Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF

We will take your from clutter chaos to calm

Learn how to ethically declutter reduce clutter and recycle  with The 10R’s©

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to declutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the earth
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want

You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff. Join us and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life

To book click here

Free yourself from the clutter cycle

Meet Tanya Lewis

Eco Organiser® and The Waste Coach

Tanya’s emphasis is on regaining control over our time and space by using mindful and ethical consumption. Before we buy anything, she challenges us to rethink the following questions: do I really need it? Will I use it? When I’m finished with it, how can I dispose of it?

Through The 10R’s© Tanya reminds us of the link between over consumption and clutter, Tanya’s workshops are based on a series of practical, helpful principles to help us live a richer, happier life.

From the Australian bush, Sydney Opera House and London, Tanya has helped over 7800 people organise their living and work spaces and diverted an estimated 38 000kg unwanted items from landfill.

Author

STUFF OFF!

STUFF OFF! (e book) 30 Day Declutter Challenge (e book)  Declutter Wardrobe Bootcamp (e book)

Tanya regularly contributes to national TV and radio, podcasts -War on Waste- Life Matters, Melbourne University, Strathclyde University-Glasgow and she has been a spokesperson for numerous organisations including Mobile Muster Mobile for a Meal campaign, National Ambassador for Garage Sale Trail 2017 and Planet Ark Ambassador, she is a visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth.

The 10R’s© Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Repair Reorganise Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward


No 7. Reduce

Reduce is not just about reducing our consumption of plastic bags, bottles, single use cups. Reduce, comes into its own when we actively reduce the impact we have on the planet and lower our carbon footprint to stem climate change.

I am writing this from a hotel dining room in Sydney in semi darkest, the power has been turned off to parts of the city to reduce the risk of bush fires on a day NSW has never experienced before “catastrophic”. Continue reading


Sustainable Hair Salon Winning the War on Waste

Ever heard of a Sustainable Salon? I had never heard of one until a new salon Red Hill Hair Studio on the Mornington Peninsula opened its doors. I was drawn by a sticker on the window advertising a recycling system, being an Eco Organiser® I just had to know more, so I popped in and had a chat.

I was soon to  discover there are many salons under the Sustainable Salon banner in Australia and New Zealand, recycling chemicals, hair, metals, paper, plastics, razors, tools and more. Continue reading


declutter workshop

Declutter, reduce waste & simplify life- The 10R’s ©

Life is too short to be looking for stuff. South Morang are you drowning in stuff, is it time to declutter and simplify life?

  • How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
  • Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF
  • Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
  • Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF?

Imagine a life without the clutter

  • There is less housework
  • Things have a “home” making it easy to find when you want them
  • Your bills are paid on time saving you money because you have a system of dealing with them
  • Finally there is more time to do the things you want.

What would you do with more time in your day?

To book phone Council’s Resource Recovery Officer on 9401 0579 or email jocelyn.harte@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to declutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the Earth
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want
  • You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff
  • Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life

To book phone Council’s Resource Recovery Officer on 9401 0579 or email jocelyn.harte@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Brought to you by the City of Whittlesea

Presenter

Tanya Lewis Professional The Eco Organiser®, Keynote Speaker, Author of STUFF OFF! Organising Coach,Blogger, Interior Designer and visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth

Join us for this fun workshop to help your declutter and simplify life without costing the earth.
To pre order your signed copy of STUFF OFF! Email tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au

The 10R’s© Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Reorganise Repair Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward

 


Workshop to declutter your life

Glen Waverley- Declutter & Simplify Life without costing the earth- The 10R’s™

Glen Waverley are you drowning in stuff, is it time to declutter and simplify life?

  • How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
  • Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF
  • Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
  • Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF?

Imagine a life without the clutter

  • There is less housework
  • Things have a “home” making it easy to find when you want them
  • Your bills are paid on time saving you money because you have a system of dealing with them
  • Finally there is more time to do the things you want.

What would you do with more time in your day?

To book click here

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to declutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the Earth
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want
  • You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff
  • Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life

To book click here

Brought to you by the Monash City Council

Presenter

Tanya Lewis Professional Eco Organiser®, Keynote Speakers, Author of STUFF OFF! Organising Coach,Blogger, Interior Designer and visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth

Join us for this fun workshop to help your declutter and simplify life without costing the Earth.
To pre order your signed copy of STUFF OFF! Email tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au

Because life really is too short to be looking for STUFF!


Workshop to declutter your life

Greensborough it’s a War on Waste

Greensborough it is a “War on Waste”

Keeping in mind the information provided in the ABC’s TV program, “War on Waste” this workshop will show you how to responsibly dispose of your unwanted stuff and “Declutter for a simpler life: The 10 Rs©”.  Over 6000 people have attended this workshop run by Council in the last year – and has a direct link to avoiding waste and clutter in the first place. “Do I need this new item? How long will it last? Hang on, is the old one still good enough?

Do you have time to waste looking for your stuff?

  • How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
  • Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF
  • Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
  • Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF?

Imagine a life without the clutter

  • There is less housework
  • Things have a “home” making it easy to find when you want them
  • Your bills are paid on time saving you money because you have a system of dealing with them
  • Finally there is more time to do the things you want.

What would you do with more time in your day?

Venue: Banyule City Council Community Meeting Room

One Flintoff Street Greensborough

Bookings essential on 9490 4222

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to de clutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the Earth
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want
  • You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff
  • Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life

Presenter

Tanya Lewis Professional Eco Organiser®, Keynote Speakers, Author of STUFF OFF! Organising Coach,Blogger, Interior Designer and visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth

Join us for this fun workshop to help your declutter and simplify life without costing the Earth.
To pre order your signed copy of STUFF OFF! Email tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au

Because life really is too short to be looking for STUFF!

The 10’s™ Rethink-Responsible-Refuse-Repurpose-Reorganise-Repair-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Reward


Workshop to declutter your life

Declutter and Simplify Life without costing the earth The 10R’s

Declutter and save  time, stop robbing yourself of precious time with family, friends, children, adding layers of stress that cost money and adds to our carbon footprint.

Join Tanya Lewis from Eco Organiser® at this free workshop and learn how to simplify your life, without costing the earth!

The 10R’s™ stand for Rethink, Responsible, Refuse, Repurpose, Reorganise, Repair, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reward.

Decrease your stress levels, clear your mind and save valuable time and money by learning strategies to better organise and manage your household clutter.

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Workshop to declutter your life

Moonee Ponds Declutter and Simplify Life without costing the earth- The 10R’s™

Moonee Ponds do you have time to waste looking for your stuff?

  • How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
  • Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF
  • Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
  • Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF?

Imagine a life without the clutter

  • There is less housework
  • Things have a “home” making it easy to find when you want them
  • Your bills are paid on time saving you money because you have a system of dealing with them
  • Finally there is more time to do the things you want.

What would you do with more time in your day?

Bookings essential- http://www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/for-residents/environment/environment-events.aspx

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to de clutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the Earth
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want
  • You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff
  • Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life

Bookings are essential- http://www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/for-residents/environment/environment-events.aspx

Brought to you by the Moonee Valley City Council

Presenter

Tanya Lewis Professional Eco Organiser®, Keynote Speakers, Author of STUFF OFF! Organising Coach,Blogger, Interior Designer and visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth

Join us for this fun workshop to help your declutter and simplify life without costing the Earth.
To pre order your signed copy of STUFF OFF! Email tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au

Because life really is too short to be looking for STUFF!

The 10’s™ Rethink-Responsible-Refuse-Repurpose-Reorganise-Repair-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Reward