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Zero the Recycling Hero - updated 22 May

Fighting against recycle crime, to save the plant Zero is really a super Hero. Think superman, think batman, think spiderman and think You. That's right the power is in your attitude and behaviours to Recycle, reuse and reduce to save our planet. Start being a zero hero today, recruit some friends and start a crew, the power is within you. Recycling blues, dazed and confused, Zero the Recycling Hero can show you what to do.

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Explain your idea in one sentence

Once a week have a zero waste day and be a hero. Don't know what to do, the zero hero app can: Link you with a recycling crew in your area - meet new friends and save your planet; Suggest zero waste solutions; Link up with your friends and have a zero waste day face-off challenge
Instructions for a Zero (to Hero) day

re-use bowl and spoon
recycle milk carton and cereal box
Morning Tea
Recycle paper coffee cup and reuse a metal spoon
Recycle sandwich paper wrapping
Recycle coke can
Compost vegetables scraps,
recycling cans
reuse cultery and crockery 
recycle your bottle of wine
Waste is zero making you a Hero

Describe how your idea would help form new habits and improve recycling at home

Think of ways that we can promote this concept. Zero Hero days? Focusing our attention on what we do waste and how we can reduce, reuse and recycle.

How might you design an early, lightweight experiment to further develop your idea?

Tracking your daily waste and recycling. An app that shows an alternative more green way, i.e. don't use plastic bags take a re-useable one, or don't wrap your sandwich in plastic wrapping use paper instead.

What aspects of your idea could benefit from the input of our OpenIDEO community?

Images for a recycling hero? Green ideas to reduce our waste to zero Day of action - we need to start a revolution like earth hour Household zero hero challenge.


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Photo of Jina Park

"Zero hero" sounds super nice! If anyone try it, definitely find that trash-less day is hard to make, but valuable to make it!

Photo of Emma Hunt

Thanks for your comment Jina.

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