There’s another reason close to my heart why I am starting this blog. I have made a decision to go through a major lifestyle change, here my journey toward zero waste starts, (as I write this I'm starting to realise how crazy, hard this will be - what have I got myself in for?!). We live in a wasteful society where even the most natural of products are covered in unnatural packaging. To eliminate all unnatural waste from my life is my goal, where each week (on Sustainable Sundays’) I will make changes to my consumption, daily habits and routines in order to reach my goal of a zero waste lifestyle. Through this blog I want to be accountable for these choices I’ve made plus hopefully give you some helpful hints and ideas that you can incorporate in your own life! It’s not going to be easy and it won’t happen overnight, but come on a journey with me! - "it will be fun!' she said.
I have to give credit where credit is due, my inspiration for this lifestyle change came from a young girl in New York, who has an awesome blog called Trash is for Tossers, go check it out! If I can inspire one person like she has inspired me, I will be a happy lady! I’ve definitely got a long way to go before I am zero waste, but she is my inspiration! So to start I thought I might accumulate the amount of waste I produce in a normal week. I was disgusted, and as you can see Zena is too.
Waste this week included:
Plastic bags, takeaway coffee and juice cups, beauty products, toothbrush, plastic packaging, makeup wipes, glad wrap, and other everyday rubbish that we tend to not even think about!
So how exactly do I try to eliminate all this waste from my lifestyle? Shes a pretty big job ahead! But I have a plan! To eliminate my household waste, I'm going to do it on a room by room basis. This week I am starting in the bathroom! On next Sunday Ill be bringing you, DIY toothpaste and sustainable toothbrush options, stay tuned!
Be inspired, be challenged, be encouraged