Getting yourself to live a lifestyle with zero waste can be fascinating as well as tedious. However, it’s always worth doing. Whether you are just contemplating or planning to start your zero-waste lifestyle or you are on your zero waste journey, there are certain tips you need to develop to keep going.
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So, what are those tips? Today, I want to share with you nine supreme tips you should include in your journey to a no-waste lifestyle. If you follow till the end of this blog, I have two exclusive bonus tips for you.
Zero Waste Lifestyle
Figure out you why
To keep going and not give up on anything we do in life, we need the big WHY. And the case is the same for a zero waste lifestyle journey.
Maybe because you want to save your expenses, or you want a healthy and pollution-free environment. Whatever it may be, make sure to figure out the reason you want a no-waste lifestyle.
And try to put it down. It’ll be your reference and energy that you can look back to whenever you feel like quitting.
Eliminate disposables first
Instead of overtaking yourself trying to clear wastes everywhere, try to eliminate items that you can only use once first. Take a trash survey so you can detect the source of your wastes and which of them to eliminate. It’s worth doing if you give it a try.
Utilize what you have
You don’t always have to buy a new item. Use those items you already have at hand. Check out your surroundings for the reusable items and put them to use again. You only need to be creative. You can use old wear to make bags or as rag and handkerchiefs.
Purchase second hand first
When you need an item, check out the local stores first if they have that item you wished to purchase. They have “already made” of what you want to purchase. You also stand the chance of getting the item at a lower price. And if you can’t find the item in your local stores, check for it in the zero waste shop, where you can get all materials used for making a no-waste lifestyle easier.
Whenever you need an item, please don’t buy it immediately. Hold on for some time (I recommend 30 days) to be sure if you need the item or not. Being patient will help you to abstain from excessive consumption. If you want to get any item, ask your family and friends if they have a spare. For example, if your blender breaks, ask your sister for a spare. It’ll help you to save your expenses as well as your environment.
Learn to do it yourself
Most of the materials used to package your foods and other things when you buy them are made of plastic. To reduce this kind of waste, you need to learn how to make things yourself.
Involve your community
You can achieve so much with the help of your community in anything you do. And the same is with waste controlling. Involving your community is also a good way to get your family and friends involved in minimizing their waste.
It would be best if you had a support group, whether it be offline or online. It’s very important for your progress in your no-waste lifestyle journey. Try to involve your parents, friends etc. To motivate them, you can try carrying out a 30 days challenge with them. It’s a good way to climax their enthusiasm.
Cherish what you possess
When you appreciate and take good care of what you own, chances are that they’ll last longer. When you want to buy an item, make sure to buy the ones that’ll last longer to save your expenses. And when you look at the environment, you’ll see that everyone is fast to throw things out when it breaks or stops working. Counter that behavior by repairing or remodeling your items when it breaks.
As for the bonus tips
A good way to execute a no-waste lifestyle is to begin composting. Please put all your food remnants in a jar and place them in the freezer. Then drop the remnants off at your traditional food remnants drop off section.
Give out unused items
One man’s waste is another man’s want. The chances are that those items you don’t cherish, want or use again are needed by other people out there. So, instead of throwing away those items, try to look around you to see if you can get those who need them and will make maximum use of them.
In conclusion, you need to practice all those tips that I’ve mentioned to achieve a complete, no-waste lifestyle easily. And you have to take things one after the other. You don’t do it all at a time. Remember, it’s a journey. And you don’t finish a long journey by taking a hundred steps at a time.
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Originally published at https://ecobravo.co.uk on April 1, 2021.