A great way to get started with a zero waste lifestyle is to save your trash for a week and go through it. See what kind of trash you are buying and then figure out what kind of zero waste alternatives there are.
A Zero Waste lifestyle is about buying in bulk with reusable products, repairing things that break, living simply without too many things, up-cycling waste into something new, composting kitchen scraps, developing skills from baking bread to making your own toothpaste, buying local and only buying things when you really need them. While I deeply admire zero waste living and try my best to be aware of all the trash I use in my life… I realize that lifestyle and actively trying to change out crazy consumer culture are different things. Read more by clicking here.
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If you want an even more extensive guide to zero waste living check out Bea Johnson’s book, Zero Waste Home. You can find this book at your local public library.