Break up with paper towels: a zero waste lifestyle is more than a plastic bag – and it’s not compatible with single-use paper items.
Zero waste is more than a plastic bag/ Zero waste and sustainability are big, complex ideas. Sometimes that means – as they get shared around the internet – they get boiled down to oversimplifications and we end up losing those important nuances.
There are many actions we can take within our current system that will drastically cut down on our waste, reduce our carbon footprint, and help us be better stewards of the planet.
A fully-loaded bulk aisle: a zero waste dream. I’m sure we all have visions of popping by a little nearby co-op and finding everything – from free range quinoa to artisanally-crafted granola – to pour into our pristine reusable bags. As always, though, let’s look at the dream with a little more nuance than the …
We’ll agonize over choosing the best option when, in reality, it’s probably all owned by the same people anyway.
Thanks so much to Hawnuh Lee of Closed-Loop Cooking for teaching us how to host your own zero-waste dinner party!
Which brings us to the eternal question in sustainability: can individual behaviors stop climate change, or is it too big of a problem?