Huge congratulations to Sally Goodwin, producer of the James Hazell show on BBC Radio Suffolk.
For Recycle Week, which took place last week, Sal rose to the challenge of a Rubbish Free Day and found it such a fantastic idea, she went for the whole week.
Well, I dropped into the studio today to see how she got on and blimey, she's most definitely worthy of a zero waste medal. Live on air, she revealed that after a week of recycling more and avoiding creating rubbish, the only things in her rubbish bag were a few pieces of film and some polythene packaging.
These things are pretty tricky to recycle in most areas, but in Bury St Edmunds we can take them to the local Household Waste Recycling Centre. So I've taken them off her hands and will add them to my collection at home, even though many supermarkets will take polythene packaging along with their plastic bag collections.
So well done Sal. That was fab.
Now onto James' challenge and his promise to reuse his carrier bags.
It was a fantastic pledge, but the cheeky chappy managed to circumnavigate his challenge by avoiding shopping all week.
Admittedly it was a success and should be hailed because the less shopping you do, the less waste you create.... but both Sal and I felt he needed to work harder.
So to make up for it, we've challenged him to his own Rubbish Free Week....
Nothing like pressure eh.
You can check on how he gets on at the programme pages for the show, where he will be blogging about his progress.
And I'll be back in the studio again next week for an update.
So good luck James and don't forget that promise of the chocolate bar.
As you can tell, we've switched the motivation technique to one of incentives.
UPDATE: You can hear about how Sal got on with the challenge and how James took to his new Rubbish Free challenge on Listen Again. Fast forward to 2 hours in...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_suffolk/ James Hazell 1 Jul 2009