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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.

Vincent Lai helps the NYC community repair more broken stuff.

How To Get Broken Stuff Fixed in NYC

NYC residents now have more options for getting things fixed in NYC. Get free tips on where to repair, as well as tips to reduce, reuse and recycle in the Big Apple.
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Jacquie Nudges Her Neighbors to Learn More About Recycling in NYC

7 Ways to Nudge Fellow New Yorkers to Cut Down on Waste

If you're the unofficial recycling nudge in your NYC building or office, you'll appreciate these tips for getting others to align with New York's Zero Waste by 2030 goals.
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Vincent Lai helps the NYC community repair more broken stuff.

How To Get Broken Stuff Fixed in NYC

NYC residents now have more options for getting things fixed in NYC. Get free tips on where to repair, as well as tips to reduce, reuse and recycle in the Big Apple.
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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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NYC community members at Stop 'N' Swap event.

Stop ‘N’ Swap Events Help Make NYC More Sustainable

In addition to keeping stuff out of landfills, community reuse events like GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swaps® can make NYC more sustainable by building community and enhancing economic resilience, especially in underserved areas.
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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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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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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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#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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Preventing Waste: It Just Feels Good

The reasons why we prevent waste aren't just about saving money or the environment - it also makes us feel good, and a whole lot more!
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Vincent Lai helps the NYC community repair more broken stuff.

How To Get Broken Stuff Fixed in NYC

NYC residents now have more options for getting things fixed in NYC. Get free tips on where to repair, as well as tips to reduce, reuse and recycle in the Big Apple.
Read More
Jacquie Nudges Her Neighbors to Learn More About Recycling in NYC

7 Ways to Nudge Fellow New Yorkers to Cut Down on Waste

If you're the unofficial recycling nudge in your NYC building or office, you'll appreciate these tips for getting others to align with New York's Zero Waste by 2030 goals.
Read More