I appreciate all of your support on my last post. While we were never truly “off” the wagon and back to our older days of over-consumption, we did let a lot of things slip and it was tough. I’m glad I have such tremendous support in my community online and in my day-to-day life. In September we tried to get a bit more focused. Our … Continue reading Zero Waste Home Update
I have some thoughts that will make their way into a different post dedicated to the subject of the definition of zero waste, but I think it’s important to share with those who may not be familiar with the lifestyle that the words “zero waste” (or on social media #zerowaste) have come to represent a shorthand for all kinds of people and families trying to:
- Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot (compost)
- Reduce trash/garbage/waste
- Live plastic free
- Live with less plastic
- Move towards the goal of “zero” waste
- Live eco-friendly without disposable, single-use items
- Limit their production of garbage or trash
- Limit anything disposable (including items that can be recycled)
Simply put: Zero-waste living means aiming to reduce landfill-bound trash to the bare minimum.
Here are a few videos I’ve found on “going zero waste” – great if you’d like a bit of an overview on what zero waste looks like in the real world.
In 2016 I am committed to attempting a zero-waste lifestyle or zero waste home. Inspired by many before me (Beth Terry of My Plastic Free Life, Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, Lauren Singer of Trash is for Tossers) and motivated by heartbreaking images of piles upon piles of unnecessary waste washing up on beaches, killing birds and other wildlife, and, before that, cluttering our homes. In the … Continue reading Zero Waste 2016: Starting with Myself