What’s the hardest Zero Waste swap for you? Yesterday I wrote about the easiest swap I’ve made: basically everything that falls into the “replace once and never again” category, because those things don’t need constant replenishing. Food is the complete opposite—since we need to eat every day! I personally find food the hardest Zero Waste swap.
What’s the easiest Zero Waste swap to make? In my experience, it’s anything that you need to replace once and never again. Food can be challenging for a lot of people if you don’t have easy access to a bulk/refill store because you need food pretty much all the time. Personal care products are somewhere in the middle, as they don’t need to be replaced as often as food. But for some things, the swap only needs to be made once. In my mind, that’s a beautiful thing!
Low-waste living with kids sounds like an oxymoron but it IS possible, especially if you don’t get too hung up on perfection. Kids will bring home things from school, they’ll end up with plastic toys from well-meaning friends and family, and so on. It happens. However, we can help promote low-waste options whenever we have the chance. Goodie bags are a perfect example.
How do you live a low-waste lifestyle with a reluctant partner or family member? By request, I’m tackling that topic today.
What’s something that you haven’t bought? For me, it’s on-the-go Zero Waste kits. I think they’re really cute, but for me personally, I have all of the components I need at home anyway, so it would just be a waste. Here’s what I use instead: my son’s metal toddler cutlery, a dishcloth, my water bottle and travel mug, and a little bag.