It’s finished!! The Zero Waste Academy’s Original Zero waste card game for children. It gets them to learn and develop the mind set of being zero waste in a fun (but accurate!) way. We got two groups of kids to play it yesterday and it went so well! The game forces them to think outside the box to find ways they can refuse an item of waste while at the same time teaching them the other 5 Rs (reuse, repair, repurpose, recycle and rot). The team with the most points win!! Let’s teach the young generation how to do zero waste so it’s their normal.
Did you know, paper waste takes up 25% of the world’s landfill waste?! Not only that, but when left to decompose it produces a huge amount of methane gas which is said to be 25 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. Recycling just one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 26500 litres of water and 17 trees! I (ZWA intern) tried my hand at recycling some old newspaper into shopping bags through applying some origami techniques. They were perfect for holding some of the products sold at the kurukuru craft centre (how cute is that teddy bear?!). #zerowaste#diy#origami#kurukuru
Walking around Kamikatsu area I (ZWA intern) found these chestnuts in the forest! They are in season and I’ve seen a lot of them sold in shops but it was nice to find some myself. The outside shell was really prickly so I made a little basket napkin thing out of leaves so I could pick them up and take them home. 😋 #foraging#zerowaste#noplastic#zerowastetown#chestnuts
I (ZWA intern) saw these brooms in the kurukuru craft centre. They have such a lovely subtle colour and beautiful shape; I think I would rather use them as decoration than cleaning! They seem to be made from dried grain branches. In japan, they use these to sweep their homes, but to avoid dust rising into the air, they put used tea leaves down first to absorb the dust. No plastic or single use tissues needed! #japanesezerowastetips#kurukuru#noplastic#zerowastetown#zerowaste#handmade
Tried the “pasta straw” - now trying and searching alternatives for not only plastic but paper straws for use at cafes (meaning certain amount under limited operation) - any good options?
We received media crew from Hong Kong. Recently more casual media visits us not only capturing #zerowaste topics but tourism and other unique stories!