“Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”*
A life without waste is nothing new... But in the past few years, the term zero waste gained more importance. Zero waste has taken on a new direction and became a lifestyle trend.
In general, going zero waste can be daunting, especially if you don't know where to start. That's why we have collected some essential tips, and we share them today with you. Read more and withdraw your Zero Waste Journey today!
But, before you start....
...ask yourself and answer a simple question: WHY? What is precisely the reason that you decided to start your zero waste living? Once you define the reason, you will have something to reference whenever you need motivation.
Yes, think about the things which you use daily and focus on eliminating single-use items first.
Waste is coming easy, so think about what do you find yourself reaching for most? Plastic water bottles? Plastic utensil? Plastic shopping bags?
Try to define where your waste is coming from and what exactly you can and should eliminate.
Instead of using plastic shopping bags, you can use reusable eco bag. 🤎
USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE.
Do you think you need to buy new items to be zero waste? Not at all! Just look around your house and focus on what zero waste tools do you already have.
You for sure will find some empty glass jars, which will be perfect for storing dry foods, homemade treats, leftovers, etc. An old shirt can be made into a reusable produce bag or cut up into hankies or rags.
LEARN AND GO CREATIVE!
Most of the things we use daily - like makeup or processed food items - are packaged in plastic. You can significantly reduce this kind of waste by learning how to make things yourself.
For example, cook more at home instead of takeout. Yes, we know that zero waste takeout exists too... but isn't this just cool to cook something delicious at home? 😉
There is for sure plenty of recipes and things which you have never tried. You can learn how to make your healthy chocolate or nut butter, and many more things!
Are you a cosmetic lover? You can make soap or shampoo at home! In addition to the natural homemade product, you will gain the satisfaction that you did it yourself!