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Cool things about zero waste to check out

Cool things about zero waste to check out

 

Words by Shannon Dillon

A must-see…

The V&A’s current exhibition Food: Bigger than the Plate is centred around the innovative ways that individuals and organisations are re-inventing how we experience food. It aims to challenge preconceived attitudes towards the production, consumption and disposal of edible produce. Visitors can debate and interact in activities such as talks and special events

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Food: Bigger than the Plate hosts projects such as Selfmade, which compiles scientific studies of the microbiome and its relevance in the function of the human body. As a collective, the exhibit questions “how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.”

Get your tickets here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/whatson/index/view/id/9996


Volunteer at  Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts,  help out in the kitchen or offer any other skills that could be useful

Volunteer at Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts, help out in the kitchen or offer any other skills that could be useful

Volunteer…

Refettorio Felix at St Cuthberts provides support and care to those who are vulnerable. This includes utilising in-date surplus produce to make the meals. Their passion is minimising food waste and challenging social inequalities.

You can volunteer to help out in the kitchen or offer any other skills that could be useful at: https://www.refettoriofelix.com/get-involved/volunteer/


Tasty meals from   Silo  , the UK’s only zero waste restaurant

Tasty meals from Silo, the UK’s only zero waste restaurant

Eat…

Grab some food at the UK’s only zero waste restaurant. Silo strive to ensure that they are as sustainable as possible. This includes the restaurants furniture, in which everything is up-cycled or recycled. They also have their own brewery and an aerobic digester, that generates any wasted produce into compost which is then utilised.

Tempted? see the menu: http://www.silobrighton.com/silo-food-menu/


Replace plastic packets and shakers and store your spices in refillable glass jars

Replace plastic packets and shakers and store your spices in refillable glass jars

Zero waste Inspo…

Anne Marie – The owner of @zerowastechef – uses Instagram to demonstrate the methods to become waste free. This is paired with a blog, that offers challenges, recipes and tips to help with the transition to zero waste.

Zero Waste Chef Instagram: @zerowastechef

Zero Waste Chef Blog: zerowastechef.com


 Events on a Budget…

Going Zero waste may seem daunting, but there are many events to help you transition. Here are some of our affordable favourites.

Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar

Zero Waste Sunday's with Atul Kochhar

A 3-course lunch derived from leftover ingredients from Atul’s restaurant. In addition, all the money raised is donated to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zero-waste-sundays-with-atul-kochhar-tickets-62639345970?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Learn how to press tofu, removing excess water, and other techniques

Learn how to press tofu, removing excess water, and other techniques

Zero waste Tofu making workshop

Learn the techniques into making Tofu from scratch, using excess pulp from making soy milk. In addition, the workshop goes into depth about Okara and Yuba and what we can do with it

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zero-waste-tofu-making-workshop-tickets-61028457760?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Waste Less Lunch Free - Hackney

Waste Less Lunch Free - Hackney

Waste Less Lunch Free - Hackney

This event provides advice and tips on how to reduce your waste; as well as offering tasters sourced from suppliers who provide food items coming to the end of their sell by date.

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waste-less-lunch-free-hackney-tickets-63222947538?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


The Earth issue Manifesto food spread

In chapter three of MANIFESTO we examine the intersection of art and food, because what you choose to put on your plate is both a political and ecological decision. We were incredibly fortunate to hear from an artist whose work begins with site specific research into local food production and wild edible plants, and culminates with a multi-sensory dining experience. We also spoke to a writer who found peace and fulfilment dedicating her life to a permaculture farm in South India.

 
 Little Plant Pantry

Little Plant Pantry

Eat More, Waste Less

Eat More, Waste Less

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