Moving to a Zero Waste lifestyle

Moving to a Zero Waste lifestyle
Moving towards a zero waste lifestyle can seem daunting, but with the right mindset and approach, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling journey. According to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American generates around 4.4 pounds of waste per day. This adds up to a staggering 1,606 pounds per year. Here are some tips to help you move towards a zero waste lifestyle and take a giant swing at reducing waste:

Firstly, reduce your consumption of single-use plastics. Bring your own reusable bags, water bottles, and coffee cups. Say no to plastic straws and utensils. Checkout our handy travel utensil and straw set! These small changes can have a big impact. In fact, a study by the Ocean Conservancy found that by reducing plastic usage, we can prevent up to 8 million metric tons of plastic from entering our oceans each year.

Secondly, composting is a great way to reduce food waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food waste makes up around 30% of what we throw away. By composting, we can divert this waste from landfills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, it's a fun and easy way to get involved in sustainable living. Plus you can give your plants the nutrients they need.

Finally, support local businesses and farmers markets. By buying locally, we can reduce the carbon emissions associated with transportation and packaging. Plus, you'll be supporting your community and getting fresh, seasonal produce. We love our local farm market. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, buying local can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 4,000 pounds per year.

Moving towards a zero waste lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but by taking small steps and making conscious choices, we can all make a positive impact on the environment. Remember, every action counts!