Thirty days have come and gone and I am first of all keen to report how easy it has been for zero-wastage to become second-nature. At least thinking about it. In practice, living in a small rural town has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of going zero-waste. Agriculture drives the economy down here, so… Continue reading Zero-wack Zero-waste Wrap-up Reflections
Much of last week I spent working, catching up with my friend visiting from Rome, and thinking about how I can make my life more waste free. I was always quite aware of my carbon footprint and of the little things I can do to reduce it, but this challenge has me focusing on it… Continue reading Week Two – Nurseries, Earth, And Nature’s Hew
For a while now I’ve had a preference for soy milk, partly because it should be healthier, and mostly because I like the taste better than cow’s milk. Either way, it comes in a fancy tetrapak and that’s a no no. So today I went to the dairy shop down the road with a glass… Continue reading Day Four – Milk Jars and Egg Trays
My biggest challenges have been avoiding paper napkins and routine toiletry items. Paper napkins get thrown at us everywhere without us having the time to think to refuse them. Bars will put one underneath your croissant and one on top. And really, how am I supposed to get all that custard off my mouth anyway?… Continue reading Days Two and Three – napkins and toiletries
Within 10 minutes of deciding to try out this challenge, I had to decide to give up on a regular part of my routine: afternoon espresso. At my house in Altamura, this involves using a capsule, which is definitely unnecessary waste. So I didn’t have one. Immediately, as I sat there, I thought to myself… Continue reading Day One – Easier said than done!