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"i have come to realize that stuff takes us away from our roots, from the outdoors. and with more time now spent outside, i no longer take the earth for granted and i find my spiritual faith has been recharged."—Bea Johnson in Zero Waste Home

staying in and having a slow morning and reading this book and i love the ideas and practices she talks about. has anyone here tried Zero Waste before? i'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences! also here's a gorgeous plant that is seriously this purple in real life. •
#zerowaste
#thewildnesstonic
#sustainableliving
#plantmamadiaries
#30daysofslowliving

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  • 85w ago agirlnamedleney agirlnamedleney







    #slowliving
    #inspofinds
    #capturemessy
    #seekinspirecreate
    #amonthoflovely
    #zerowastelife #zerowastehome #zerowastechallenge #plantsofinstagram #getoutside #houseplantclub #sustainability #organicliving #zerowastetips

  • 85w ago frenchiewashere frenchiewashere

    I'm working towards it slowly. I have been reading The Zero Waste Lifestyle by Amy Korst and Garbology by Edward Humes. For me the challenge is the food element and not being motivated to cook!

  • 85w ago agirlnamedleney agirlnamedleney

    @frenchiewashere ooh thank you for more reads on the subject! adding those to my list. i think the food aspect of it is the most challenging part of it for me too. mostly in the way of composting as i live in an apartment building and the process seems overwhelming! though probably not as much as i think. i also am perplexed with the aspect of toiletries and the like. i'm sure she addresses those things though and i just haven't gotten to it yet. but so far all i can think is "but what about Q-tips... what do i do with Q-tips..." 😂

  • 85w ago agirlnamedleney agirlnamedleney

    @samleonetti you know i want your thoughts on this. 😘

  • 85w ago samleonetti samleonetti

    @agirlnamedleney I've tried zero Waste for days and weeks at a time. Like one day here another day here. And then I've started really looking at my trash to see what it is made of. Slowly I started changing my habits so that bringing a bag with me is second nature. Or bringing a cup to the coffee shop or buying unpackaged food. My choices as a consumer are WAY more conscious. Zero Waste seems impossible at first - but I've fallen into a "reductionist" lifestyle (so I don't hate myself when I mess up).

  • 85w ago frenchiewashere frenchiewashere

    @agirlnamedleney There is a compost drop off at the Birdhouse Farmers Market on Tuesdays. I think you just dump it in a bin from your own container. And there is a talk at Ellwood's on July 31st at 6:30 about zero waste! As for those pesky Q-tips as long as they are the paper ones, I understand that they can be composted😂 (I have been too lazy to do it but now with this peer pressure, I should totally do it.)😍For me it helps talking with other people & slowly adding new ways of reducing my waste.

  • 82w ago agirlnamedleney agirlnamedleney

    @frenchiewashere thanks so much for telling me about the event! i'm definitely going. if you do too come say hi! and i have thought about the compost drop off situation... i need to be more proactive and look into that!

  • 82w ago agirlnamedleney agirlnamedleney

    @samleonetti you're an inspiration. and i know that journey with any big life change.... you do indeed have to take it one step at a time and not be too hard on yourself if you take a few steps back or stumble a bit. keep doing what you're doing because it's wonderful. and i like the "reductionist" idea. i think i'm that too. 💕

  • 82w ago frenchiewashere frenchiewashere

    You are so welcome @agirlnamedleney! Yes, I have signed up and look forward to saying hi and getting inspired to live trash light. I'm nowhere near zero waste but I'm heading in that direction!

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