Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Zero Waste Week : on its way!

The third annual Zero Waste Week! 6th-12th September 2010

The week commences 6th September and the theme is ‘Cooking for Victory!
It is championed by the green family who produced only ONE binbag of waste in 2009 and are encouraging others in how they can do the same. They blog at : www.myzerowaste.com

In North East Lincolnshire this conveniently sits alongside our launch of the 10:10 campaign. www.1010global.org/uk

The Recycling team will be in the Renaissance shop on Victoria Street, Grimsby ready to show you how to waste less not only in the kitchen, but also around the house and in your car!

We'll be talking all things green, with advice for reducing your carbon impact, and also saving yourself some money.

The shop will be open Monday 6th - Saturday 11th from 10am-4pm

Pop in to see us, enter the fab competitions, and meet some of Grimsby Town's footballers! We'll also be wheeling out the smoothie bike again for some more delicious treats.

Let's Waste Less : because there is no Planet B

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Barbecue Bliss

I've just found out that the float in Cleethorpes Carnival won second prize for Best Novelty Float, so well done everyone!

This week I've been enjoying chatting to the residents of Immingham about Love Food Hate Waste. Even if you've been on the site before, why not have another look? They're always updating information, and you might find a section that would help out with whatever's lurking in your fridge this week! www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

I'm particularly enjoying the advice for Summer BBQs. Here's a "taster" (pardon the pun) :

If you are inviting lots of guests to your BBQ and are unsure of how much to cook, why not try our Perfect Portion Calculator?

Any bread rolls that have gone a bit stale can be made into breadcrumbs and frozen in a freezer bag to use later for making stuffings, bread sauce or mix with grated cheese for a gratin topping.

If you have leftover cooked meat, wrap it well and keep it in the fridge – it will be good to use for up to 2 days

Happy Barbecueing... now if we could only plan the weather!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Recycling team out for fun

North East Lincolnshire Council were well represented this weekend- and although I couldn't attend the Cleethorpes carnival - the team were out in force, showing off the different ways we can recycle and reuse in our area. Costumes were made by local charity Artlandish - and what amazing work they did!!!