At last it's the very week you have been waiting for, or well at least I hope you have. It may be 36 hours late thanks to all the comings and goings this week, but finally I can present you with your very own guide to help you plan your Zero Waste Week.
But before rushing on with the job in hand, you might want to grab yourself a cup of tea first or - if you're still up late - a large brandy to settle your nerves. Because this is no quick memo. In fact it's packed with more than 13,000 words of advice, links and anecdotes, helping you to plan your Zero Waste Week from start to finish.
It even includes some top tips on working with the media, for those who want to throw an extra spotlight on their challenge to raise the profile of waste awareness in their local communities. I've also thrown in a few stories of my own to hopefully reassure even the most bashful that having a microphone thrust under one's nose isn't as painful as it might first appear.
But most importantly this week is about enjoying yourself. I wouldn't want you to live like a hermit all week, tempting as it is as a strategy for avoiding rubbish. Instead, your Zero Waste Week is all about getting out there and living it up in restaurants, cafes, cinemas and anywhere else you fancy. All you have to do is just keep an extra eye on the rubbish you might generate whilst you are having all that fun. And if you're planning a really special occasion, it might be good to read this guide first. I'd best not say anything else for fear of revealing all its secrets.
Well, I promised you I'd come up with a plan to slim that bin in just 8 weeks, so without further ado, I present to you the finale of your Rubbish Diet Challenge, Your very own zero waste week, with bells on. I'd love to hear how you get on.
So come on...don't be scared, you know you want to really........and good luck to all that do!