In 2013, Ann Dennison and her husband filled a single 45l rubbish bag worth of kerbside waste to send to landfill. An impressive achievement at any time – this was also the year they moved house! I went to Ann’s home to find out how she did it …
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Ann shows the 12 chippy bags worth of household waste that she collected in 2013, one for each month of the year
Cotton and wool scraps are cut up and deposited in the worm farm, along with other food scraps
Ann makes some of her own cloth bags. This one is made from an old t-shirt
Sorting and collecting at source is key to reducing waste. Here, Ann separates out clingfilm to go to a recycling facility in Dunedin.