Stepping towards a zero-waste lifestyle may seem like a daunting task and it doesn’t take place overnight. It’s a process of trial and error backed with a lot of research.
Therefore, if you are interested in switching to a zero-waste lifestyle, we are here to provide you with a beginner’s guide on what should be your first few steps to kickstart this sustainable journey:
Start with going through the things you own and the waste you produce in a fixed time period, say a week. Measure the trash you produced and record the items you own which might contain any non-sustainable ingredient. This will help you look for the appropriate alternative instead of purchasing aimlessly.
Your zero-waste kit should include: A reusable bottle to always fill up instead of buying water every time you get thirsty, a reusable coffee mug for your daily dose of coffee, a metal straw if you fancy drinking from a straw and a reusable cloth bag to avoid carrying plastic bags.
Become mindful of your purchases and start saying “no” to promotional products. They are poorly constructed and made with cheap plastic and will most probably end up in a landfill since they can’t be recycled.
These tips should act as an optimum guide for you to kickstart your journey of sustainable living. Keep reading more about zero waste living! The only way to grow and progress in our zero waste lifestyle is if we continue to educate ourselves.