The first thing that pops into people’s mind when they hear about zero waste is EFFORT. A zero waste lifestyle can sound like a lot of work, and, admittedly, it does entail some big lifestyle changes.
But once you’ve got your zero waste habits in place, you get to say goodbye to sooo many other annoying things.
Such as? Let me list them for you.
Less grocery shopping trips
Zero Waste can give you that anti-social life you’ve been looking for. No more avoiding eye contact with cashiers and walking down the oriental foods section with a lost look on your face.
Bulk shopping means less plastic packaging, but it also entails less grocery shopping trips.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll use that extra time to do something completely…useless, but, still worth it, right?
Less bin trips
Just writing about it makes my face cringe like a baby eating a lemon.
You can’t stop doing the least favourite thing ever, but you sure can delay it. Less waste means fewer trips to the bin while pinching your nose and holding a giant bag of oozing stuff at arm’s length.
Less tidying and organising
While you do have to make more space for bulk products, going zero waste means being careful of what you bring into your home. No more impulse shopping is bound to have a positive effect on your space. Assign a dedicated place for your bulk foods and toiletries and ban the rest.
Think of all the lazy hotel holidays you’ll be able to have now that your money is no longer going into “one more” pair of Aldo shoes.
At the end of the day, the cost of Revolution lipsticks and takeaways adds up. You can use that money on an experience instead.
I mean if you’re a millennial, society says you have to.