Zero Waste? Try these Items to Move Towards it
After reading “Zero Waste Home” by Bea Johnson I was amazed and impressed by her family’s ability to fit all of their waste from one year in a pint-size container.
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Think waste-free living is depriving, time consuming, costly, or reserved for hermits living in the boondocks? Think…
In contrast, the average American generates 4.9 pounds of solid waste everyday.
What could I do to move in that direction? What can you do today?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
I started by making these changes in my life then, gifted my grown children these three things:
- A reusable shopping bag — years before it became a legislative issue, I kept a stash in my car. As gifts, I try to find bags that would appeal to the recipient.
- A water bottle- They favor the Nalgene brand, but I carry a metal one.
- A bar of soap — liquid soaps require 5 times the energy to create than a bar of soap. (One son became a true believer in this soap, giving up Old Spice body wash.)
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For the early rising man who leads a life of productivity, Duke Cannon created a soap with a hint of menthol to cool…
Since 2017, I have not bought plastic bags, tissues, paper napkins or plastic wrap. (Tissues during Covid was the exception.) Instead I replaced them with these items:
- cloth napkins
I admit, it feels counter-intuitive, but for me, making the financial commitment to these canning jars pushed me to use them. I have used this “system” since 2017 and I find it keeps me disciplined.