Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Making Progress on Zero Waste

Things have been going much better on the zero waste front in the last couple of weeks, which has been making me very happy.  I haven't been consciously trying as hard as I could and probably should, so it does show what can be done without too much effort.  I managed to reduce our recycling down from two bags to just one bag for the past two weeks, for the first time in several months.  It may not seem much of an achievement, but to me it feels like progress and I'm happy to be going in the right direction once again.

Our landfill waste still remains at one bag per week, so I'm still working on that issue, but I'm happy for the time being to make small inroads into the amount we throw out.  In addition, the black bin liners that I am currently using are quite a bit smaller than ones I've used in the past, so I probably have made progress here too, but it is not so obvious.

There is a lot more I can do and I do need to pay more attention to buying things with less packaging on a more regular basis to  reduce the recycling further.  As I've been making lots of changes in my food and toiletry shopping habits in the last couple of months, this particular issue has taken a bit of a back seat, but I think perhaps I may be buying slightly less and the products I am buying are packaged with more thought than some regular grocery items, which is all helping.

Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home, posted an interesting video of her zero waste lifestyle on her Zero Waste Home You Tube channel this morning, if you fancy taking a look.  I couldn't help but watch it before I rushed off to the gym this morning.  It's great to see how the experts manage it on a daily basis.  I've still got a long way to go and a lot to learn, but I'm enjoying the journey


  1. Great job on your progress! Little inroads are the way to go.

    God bless.

  2. I found the You Tube video and am very impressed. Thanks for the link.

    1. Glad you liked it Mum. It is quite interesting and inspiring.