rA Zero Waste lifestyle can be different and can seem difficult. You see these people with all of these jars of food and everything is so organized. Then if you are like me, you look at your cupboards and it’s just kind of a mess. And then you think, “I can do that zero waste thing later when I have time.” Well the thing is we need to start this soone rather than later for a variety of reasons. Well I don’t really want to focus on the reasons because I’m sure if you are reading this then you already know why it’s a good thing to be a Zero waster. But if you are really want to make a difference check out the Global Climate Action Summit Call to Action.
So I found a really easy way to go zero waste. So let’s just say for example you just ordered a bag of Flax Meal from Amazon. It came in a really great plastic bag that is clearly labeled as flax meal along with the nutritional value and maybe a few ways you can use it.
So when it starts running low, pour the remained in a glass jar. Take that really wonderful plastic bag to your favorite grocery store that has bulk bins and fill that bag up with ground flax meal.
The reaction by the Checker may be different. They might have no idea what Zero Waste is so you might want to be prepared to explain it. I had to “school” a cashier. But he was actually pretty cool. Just know it’s a little different so you have to be a little bit patient with them.
So basically you just went ZERO WASTE like a boss!! More and more stores have bulk bins.
Boom you’ve now been transformed into an Earth Angel. And the Earth shall thank you and you will be rewarded dear one.
Valerie is a Health and Wellness Coach in Northern California. She’s on a Zero Waste Journey along with other interests as well. click here to contact.