Zero Guilt in Zero Waste

April 02, 2018

Zero Guilt in Zero Waste

Monday, April 02, 2018

Zero Guilt in Zero Waste

 

I'm still pretty new at the "Zero Waste" life.  I almost didn't start because I was overwhelmed before I even began. Zero waste can sound pretty scary, it almost insinuates an all or nothing attitude. Some examples of things I have felt guilty about through my journey so far;

 

- forgot my reusable straw

- forgot my reusable coffee cup 

- plastic tags on items I buy

- going to the grocery store and buying plastic covered items (plastic covered cucumbers??really??) 

- used styrofoam container for restaurant leftovers .

 

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Ways I have changed over the past 6 months;

- I am more mindful with my purchases (even if they're not perfect)

- I have a nice collection of reusable cups, less chemicals from the plastic linning

- I have found lots of local businesses to support that have better/cleaner options

 

 

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I challenge you to take small steps, one thing at a time, progress not perfection. One day I hope that eco items will be more mainstream, but until that day comes all we can do is try!  

 

A strong movement shouldn't be motivated by guilt.  If you feel strong, empowered, and happy while doing your best in this journey, then you're doing it right. 





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