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


Janet - July 11 2019

I was hoping for more on how/where to buy things that are not packaged in plastic. I recycle and compost already, and I bring cloth bags to the store. My husband insists on having paper towels in the kitchen but they are compostable. So 90% of my household waste is plastic wrapping. Ugh!

Sonali Geo - July 11 2019

I am very happy to learn that there are others out there, too, who are thinking of Reducing, ReUsing and ReCycling, which has always been my mantra and my way of life. I have been laughed at for carrying my own shopping bags to the Supermarket, even before Recycling was in fashion and the Ex looked down on me for not being “Cool” enough to use Plastic bags!
So proud to have stuck to my guns!

Kri - July 11 2019

I would love some support on locating waste free products such as toilet paper and pet foods.

Marie - April 20 2019

Just to answer jo’s cry for help. I have found that the best way to change people’s way of life is to lead by example instead of telling them what to do all the time and criticising. Implement the steps yourself and brag about how you are saving money by reusing and being careful how you buy things and how proud you are that you’re helping the environment. When they see all the benefits, they will change their ways.

Natalia - March 18 2019

i used this info for a project for school

Jo - March 18 2019

How can I do this challenge with 5 people living in the same household? They do not want to participate in this challenge with me, but I do not know how I can reduce waste of everyone. Help?

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