Is it possible to go Zero Waste with kids? Certainly! It’s important to define “Zero Waste” the right way, though, because I’d argue that no one on this planet is truly Zero Waste. Rather, I see Zero Waste as a movement and a lifestyle, and one that can absolutely be adopted by families and kids.
It’s easy to make grand statements about doing completely non-material gifts, instead opting for experiences, cash, or donations alone. But the truth is that when it comes to kids, it’s not that easy. Kids need “things” more often than adults, as they outgrow clothing and require age-appropriate toys and games. That’s okay! There’s still a way to save money, packaging, and the resources that go into producing new goods, and that’s by shopping secondhand.