Starting monday, it’s Zero Waste Week.
While of course sustainable choices don’t limit themselves to certain weeks of the year, this could be a really great place to get started, get inspired or get some fresh ideas.
Zero waste week is an award winning, annual campaign, launched in 2008 by Rachelle Strauss and reaches over 54 million people, from as many as 72 countries.
It’s goal is to help you preserve resources, save money and reduce landfill.
The website is full of useful tips and tricks, even specified for a lot of individual countries. You can sign up by adding your email adres to their list.
This will get you daily emails for the duration of zero waste week, and an occasional newsletter afterwards.
Of course you can always unsubscribe, but I find them helpful in keeping myself motivated in my new habits, plus they have great tips.
What I loved about the subscription is that you make a pledge to do something in the coming week – like not use any plastic bags, go to the farmers market instead of the supermarket, anything goes really.
Small steps do really add up to big changes.
Apart from bringing the campaign to everyones attention, I wanted to share my thoughts on the how and why of doing something like this, starting with the latter.
We all are to smart not to
Thinking about this post and assembling my thoughts, I was bouncing ideas off the wall on how to get it across, pondering weather I should choose the ‘fun’ angle.
‘Why start zero wasting? Because it’s fun!’
Frankly, I don’t think that’s gonna cut it.
Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s fun. There are a lot of things about this that I genuinely enjoy, things that make my day a little brighter or bring a smile to my face. But that is not why I do it. Read More