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110 No-Waste Stories — and Counting

Scroll through the stories that have been submitted by members of our community. They are sorted according to the 7 facets of the No-Waste Mindset so you can find what’s most relevant to you.  (You can also access the stories from the drop-down menu under “+NoWaste Mindset-Stories and Tips” on the main blue nav bar on the website. )

Then, consider submitting your own story of how you are reducing waste at home or professionally.  Learn how HERE.

Colorful Glass Waste Less Hyperlocal Sharing

Hyperlocal Sharing Can Help Cities Waste Less, Build Community

Hyperlocal sharing provides a number opportunities for city residents to cut down on waste, save money, and build community. New York City provides examples for all city dwellers to get inspired by.
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R.Prince-Ruiz studying litter in Bristol

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Searches for Real Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste

Australia's Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (founder of Plastic-free July) shares insights from a fellowship that took her around the world to discover solutions to ocean plastic waste. Read on to learn about the specific initiatives she explored for addressing the issues both upstream and down.
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A repair cafe

How Farnham UK’s Repair Café Takes a Bite Out of Waste

Want to see more fixing and less tossing in your community? Farnham UK's repair café provides a model within an international movement. Read on to learn how and get helpful resources and links.
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#ThinkTwice when shopping

#ThinkTwice Before You Shop

Next time you go out shopping, #ThinkTwice before you buy. The products you buy have an impact that reaches deeper than your wallet.
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Colorful Glass Waste Less Hyperlocal Sharing

Hyperlocal Sharing Can Help Cities Waste Less, Build Community

Hyperlocal sharing provides a number opportunities for city residents to cut down on waste, save money, and build community. New York City provides examples for all city dwellers to get inspired by.
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Community Fridge in Frome UK Reduces Food Waste, Feeds the Needy

Esther Deeks shares resources for starting a Community Fridge to cut food waste, feed needy like the one she founded in Frome, UK
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Community Fridge in Frome UK Reduces Food Waste, Feeds the Needy

Esther Deeks shares resources for starting a Community Fridge to cut food waste, feed needy like the one she founded in Frome, UK
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Throw a Leftovers Pooling Party to reduce food waste and have fun!

Leftovers Pooling: The Most Fun Way Yet to Cut Down on Food Waste

Learn from WeHateToWaste founder Jacquie Ottman how to throw a Leftovers Pooling Party. And discover the most fun way yet to cut down on food waste.
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#ThinkTwice when shopping

#ThinkTwice Before You Shop

Next time you go out shopping, #ThinkTwice before you buy. The products you buy have an impact that reaches deeper than your wallet.
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Bring Back the Clothesline — It’s the Ultimate Solar Machine

Steven Lake's documentary, Drying for Freedom, inspires consumers and their communities to give the clothesline a fresh look as the 'ultimate solar machine'.
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increasing recycling apartment buildings

How To Increase Recycling Collection in Apartment Buildings

Want to increase recycling in your apartment building? Get some insights and success strategies from Jacquie Ottman about what it takes to get New Yorkers to collect food scraps, e-waste, and clothing and textiles.
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R.Prince-Ruiz studying litter in Bristol

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Searches for Real Solutions to Ocean Plastic Waste

Australia's Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (founder of Plastic-free July) shares insights from a fellowship that took her around the world to discover solutions to ocean plastic waste. Read on to learn about the specific initiatives she explored for addressing the issues both upstream and down.
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