There is a famous saying from Zero Waste Chef, Anne Marie Bonneau, “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
People often think zero waste living has to be difficult. It can feel overwhelming or like something that requires constant attention. When I first started to cut down on waste to my home I thought, what’s the point of for replacing my plastic floss canister with refillable floss when I still have plastic shampoo bottles, plastic hand soap bottles, plastic toothpaste tubes, etc.?In today's world, single-use plastics have become a major environmental concern. The good news is that each of us has the power to make a positive impact by reducing our consumption of these harmful materials. By implementing a few simple tricks in our daily lives, we can significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastics that end up in landfills and oceans. Here are some of my favorite tools you can apply in your own home.