More on Norfolk’s “Waste Free Week”

Kate McFarland bin diving
Kate McFarland bin diving

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I wanted to get Kate McFarland’s thoughts on the story in the Norfolk Evening News about Norfolk’s “Waste Free Week”, as she is the Assistant Waste Partnership & Strategy Officer at Norfolk County Council and a regular trashy pundit. And true to form, she quickly got back to me and this is what she had to say: Continue reading “More on Norfolk’s “Waste Free Week””

Norfolk Steps Up to the Rubbish Mark

Karen Cannard and her bin. Photo courtesy of St. Edmundsbury Borough Council
Karen Cannard and her bin. Photo courtesy of St. Edmundsbury Borough Council

Whilst trawling the Net for my usual daily hit of rubbish news, I came across an interesting piece by Kate Scotter who’d penned a piece for the Norfolk Evening News.

It asked, Can you go a week without rubbish?

As we have regular readers and contributors from that part of the world, namely the lovely Karen Cannard, creator of The Rubbish Diet and an equal smasher Kate McFarland, Assistant Waste Partnership & Strategy Officer at Norfolk County Council, I just couldn’t resist highlighting the story! Continue reading “Norfolk Steps Up to the Rubbish Mark”

Rubbish Interviews – Kate McFarland

Kate McFarland surrounding herself with rubbish!
Kate McFarland surrounding herself with rubbish!

It’s always good to hear viewpoints from ‘the other side’ and the inspirational Kate McFarland is now the Assistant Waste Partnership and Strategy Officer for Norfolk County Council.

In the book, she offers great insight to the ‘Zero Waste Week’ initiatives that are taking place around the country and in this extended interview, she gives up her thoughts to a few chewy questions and has one absolute flight of sustainable fancy!

 

Q1) Is it true what ‘they’ are telling us about landfill?

Are we really running out of time to use this option to get rid of our black bags and if so, what’s going to happen next?

A1) In the words of the dog from that insurance advert, “Ooooooh yes!”

Continue reading “Rubbish Interviews – Kate McFarland”