About blue green blog

A hub for zero waste living in Warwickshire

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Hi! I’m Bettina and my aim is to lead a zero waste life.

It all started in early 2018 when a weekly shop left me with yet another full bin of packaging. I moaned to a friend who sent me an article about Kate Arnell, one of the leading eco influencers in the UK. Reading through Kate’s blog, I stumbled across the Zero Waste Home book by Bea Johnson and got hooked.

It turns out, striving for a zero waste life not only helps save our planet, it also simplifies your life, saves money, creates richer relationships with people and, as a result, can ultimately lead to a happier life.

Originally from Germany, I live in Warwick with my boyfriend Simon. Since starting our zero waste journey, I’ve been exploring Warwickshire in the quest for reducing waste when shopping. As it turns out, we’re quite lucky in this neck of the woods. Local weekly markets, independent retailers supporting shoppers who want to reduce waste, some pioneering eco start-ups who want to make a difference, a really supportive and active community and even a few flexible supermarkets.

We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly

– Anne Marie Bonneau (ZERO WASTE CHEF)

“Zero” waste is hard to achieve in our society, so for me it’s more about the mindset and the journey: to reduce consumption overall and to look for less wasteful alternatives wherever possible.

With this blog I’d like to…

  • spread the word about zero waste living
  • support all the lovely markets, shops and zero waste sources I’ve stumbled across
  • share tips on zero waste shopping and meal planning, and
  • build a community for people in the area who are passionate about reducing waste in Warwickshire.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog and please do get in touch with thoughts, tips & questions in the comments section. Cheers, Bettina