Hello, and welcome to refusetherefuse. Refuse the ref-yooz, not refuse the ruh-fuze (that wouldn’t make much sense!). In English, refuse has two meanings. To say no. And rubbish. So refusetherefuse is all about saying no to needless waste.

It’s a slow process, requiring patience and planning, but steps can be taken to minimize our impact on Earth’s resources.

Others have gone before me to blaze the trail of zero waste, but I find the term “zero waste” gives a scary impression. People read zero waste and baulk (or balk) at the idea, because it seems so impossible.

I don’t think I’ll ever be totally refuse free, but I’m trying my hardest because there are other options out there. Refuse to use. Refuse the refuse.

Would you like to join me on the journey?