Garbage day needs another name...
Bins in every colour help us sort organics from recyclables from items landfill-bound. And then there are the zero wasters who only fill a mason jar with trash each year!
I aspire to zero waste. I'm not there — yet. But these tips help me get closer:
Tip 1: Use a hankie and blow off facial tissue.
Tip 2: Choose reusable produce bags instead of plastic.
Tip 4: Compost.
Tip 5: Have an eco-friendly period.
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Tip 6: Consume fewer toys: trade instead.
Tip 7: Attend a Repair Café!
Tip 8: Don't treat "best before" as "expiry" dates.
Tip 9: Create an "Eat-me-first bin" for your fridge.
Tip 10: Shop in thrift and consignment stores.
Tip 12: Make a "waste-less air travel kit"
Tip 13: Throw a "green" birthday party!
Tip 14: Use reusable wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets.
Tip 15: Pack litter-less lunches.
Tip 16: Compost dog doo.
Tip 17: Pack smart for camping.
Already doing all those? Then try these:
What tips did I miss that have helped you on your zero-waste journey?
Lindsay Coulter, a fellow Queen of Green