After several years of practice, wins, fails, and a lot of education, I found the way I wish I’d learned about zero waste: through 12 interconnected zones of life.
[Zone 1] A Low-Waste Kitchen
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 and sustainability are big ideas. Sometimes that means they get boiled down to oversimplifications, but zero waste is more than a plastic bag!
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.
So what is bulk shopping? Let’s talk about it… because bulk bins aren’t actually zero waste – and that’s OK. We need to think beyond the Mason jar.
We’ll agonize over choosing the best option when, in reality, it’s probably all owned by the same people anyway.