If you’ve already failed in your bid to loose weight this year, then there’s a diet that might interest you. It’s called ‘The Rubbish Diet’.

Like most slimming programmes there are a few simple steps that need to be taken; a change in lifestyle habits, online help and even a slimming club. The difference is that this particular diet is not for you … it’s for your bin.

The Rubbish Diet was set up in 2008, a not-for-profit partnership between zero waste fanatic Karen Cannard and social enterprise Cwm Harry. Their sole aim is to encourage recycling and reduce waste, using the same format that many slimming programmes use. Instead of cutting down on carbs or calories, the Rubbish Diet slims down the number of bin bags left for collection.

If you’d like to reduce your waste line and not your waist line, then take a look at The Rubbish Diet website.