Could you go for a week without throwing ANYTHING away?

PUBLISHED: 18:20 18 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:12 16 June 2010

PEOPLE in parts of East Devon are being challenged to go for a week without throwing ANYTHING away.

PEOPLE in parts of East Devon are being challenged to go for a week without throwing ANYTHING away.

East Devon District Council has declared 12-18 October Zero Waste Week and is challenging residents who have a Monday or Tuesday collection to see if it is possible to produce no black bag rubbish for seven days.

That means you only use things that you can re-use, recycle or compost, and avoid using anything that you would normally throw away, either by choosing an alternative or by avoiding it altogether.

An EDDC spokesman said: "We want to find four local households willing to take the challenge. The contestants will be chosen at random from volunteers who contact us. There will be a prize for the household that is most successful in Zero Waste Week".

The challenge is only available at the moment to households with Monday and Tuesday collection days - in the Axe Valley, plus Sidmouth and Ottery areas - where weekly food recycling collections have been introduced.

If you want to take part in the challenge, contact EDDC's Waste Management Team on (01395) 517528, write to Waste Management, East Devon District Council, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL or email csc@eastdevon.gov.uk, quoting ZERO WASTE.


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