January 16 2017
Written By
Ben Rummel
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17 Ways To Live Trash-Free & Adopt A Zero-Waste Lifestyle in 2017 (Kitchen & Food Edition)


Myecia - April 22 2020

How do I incorporate a zero waste lifestyle with veganism? Do I grow my own food? And should I start shopping at farmer’s markets to reduce plastic when I grocey shop?

Margaret - April 22 2020

Where can I purchase bulk foods, flour, sugar, rice, pasta, dried soup mix, shampoo, shower gel Etc. I have containers for all of these items so can easily take them to the store with me. I live in a regional town

Bob - April 22 2020


Everyone been reading a lot about waste. Many for years it bothered me every week I took the trash out and every two for Recycling.

I started to Realize realize that we have all been lied to Recycling alone won’t help our situation.

And when I talked to people they feel so good they lift there chins up put there chest out and say it proud.

Then I ask say well every One i talk to said they recycle. Why is there such an issue.

Most are completely unaware/ naïve or just blowing smoke up your butt.

I’ve heard a lot about the there 3 R Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.

There is a fourth Refuse to except the current situation.

We been at this only for two months researching products trying to find products.

And we were producing about 5 bags of garbage a week. Now we’re done to 2.
Trying for one. Per week for family of 8 with 2 medically fragile adults.

Our Recycle bins were have 2 96 gallon all ways full only reduced that to about 1-1/2

There’s a lot to learn from the The great depression .
Old school farmers most were very good a making use of everything.

The biggest issue here is people generally consume way more then they need.

No matter what we do personal consumption needs be at the four front.

There 48,000 Storage unit facilities in America one and 11 people in America have a unit .

One out 3 Americans can’t park one car in there two car garage.

That’s one big landfill



aiden - April 22 2020

just dont be lazy and pick up after yourself. simple.

Fran - November 19 2019

Aluminum is easier to recycle than plastic. So would it be more environmentally friendly to buy soda in individual serving cans, or in one large (plastic) bottle.

Jamie - November 19 2019

I tried to live a zero-waste life, but my family keeps buying packaged food and using plastic bags

naomi - November 19 2019

hello everyone thank you for these tips and for those who need a little extra help your local greengrocers are best to buy veg from and butchers for meat of course taking your own containers and also for those with pets you can bake and cook your pets meals and dry food lush online and in store does naked product like shampoo bar and conditioner bar and also refillable showergel and deodorant they are truly amazing its quite hard to make this changes i am just getting used to it myself but we can do it we need to save our planet its about time everyone opened their eyes also people try to use your cars minimally as possible well done to everyone whos trying to make make these changes lets make this world a better place for our next generation

Jonathan Miller - November 19 2019

Does anyone have any ideas for bathroom supplies such as shampoo, body wash , deodorants, and tooth paste ? Thanks !

Nicole - November 19 2019

How do I eliminate plastic? Ie. yogurt, ketchup, milk bags. I put them in the blue box but it’s still using plastic. I want to get to the point of zero garbage in my house. But I still don’t know what I don’t know. There’s probably something I’m still doing that leaves a footprint. Where can I find videos/guidelines of people who are doing it right.

Amber - November 19 2019

You can use bar soap for washing your hands, instead of the soap in plastic bottles.

Tanishka - July 11 2019

Very helpful feed thank you very much …… great help in school homework 😘😘

Nicole - July 11 2019

@jo perhaps you could make it more fun, give them a reason to want to participate. Buy something that sparks everyone’s attention, anything small like a gift card, video game, something of their interest than make it a game between everyone, who ever excels the best gets rewarded with the prize or make it a group reward, if everyone does their part you go to a movie, on a trip, some type of fun park! Hope this helps or inspires to spark another idea! 😊

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