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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.

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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Toronto Tool Lending Library

How Toronto’s Tool Library Lets You Share Rather than Own

Want to share more and own less? Read on! Co-founder Lawrence Alvarez describes the amazing success of the Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot — and shares tips for how you can start a tool library in your own community.
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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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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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Toronto Tool Lending Library

How Toronto’s Tool Library Lets You Share Rather than Own

Want to share more and own less? Read on! Co-founder Lawrence Alvarez describes the amazing success of the Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot — and shares tips for how you can start a tool library in your own community.
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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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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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Rick At School

Give this NYC Recycling and Zero Waste Champion an Award!

Want to inspire family, neighbors and co-workers to recycle? Get some inspiration from Rick Schulman who is making strides to change recycling habits and achieve zero waste in Schwab House apartment building on NYC's Upper West Side.
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