Read the full article by Sarah Bowen
Have you struggled at going zero waste, or looking for new ways to cut out plastic?
Below is an extract of Sarah’s article, visit her page to see 35 ways you can make an impact in your home and community and really make a difference. We are not perfect at reducing plastic waste and better to have millions of people trying their best to cut back on waste than a few thousand doing it perfectly.
If all the plastic waste created by man was converted to cling wrap there would be enough to suffocate the whole planet! In the oceans, plastic is already killing sea-life.
Sarah’s point number 7 is close to my heart, stop using clingwrap. As the founder of Queen Bee Wraps I am well aware of the amount of cling film which is thrown away every day in the UK alone. Replacing plastic wrap and plastic bags with beeswax food wraps can dramatically reduce your plastic consumption. One variety pack of 3 wraps will save at least 100 metres of plastic a year when used 4 or 5 times a week. Beeswax wraps are made with 100% cotton and infused with natural ingredients like beeswax, tree resin and jojoba wax. The combination creates a natural food wrap that can be used over and over again for up to a year. The wrap is naturally antibacterial, breathable and helps to keep food fresh by stopping it drying out or sweating in the fridge
Sarah says while it’s certainly important to take action at the global, national, and community level, individual concern and simple modifications in our everyday lives can lead to lasting change.
Zero Waste: What Is It?
“The term “zero waste” can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Simply put, the goal of low or zero waste is to reuse products when possible, cut down on items sent out for recycling, and avoid sending trash to landfills. In short, the resources we’d normally throw away are always in rotation rather than being disposed of.”Sarah Bowen
Launching Your Zero Waste Lifestyle
Keep in mind that there’s no race to the zero waste finish line. Even the most environmentally conscious individuals admit that preserving the environment is a constant work in progress. Strive to make one small change at a time, and pat yourself on the back for making a difference for our planet and future generations.
The full article and many others can be read here – https://spruceup.co.uk/zero-waste-at-home/