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How do you achieve zero waste?

  • 1.  How do you achieve zero waste?

    Posted 03-07-2020 15:16
    Hi Everyone,

    What are your major pain points in the effort to achieve a zero waste/circular economy?

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    Candace Chandra
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  • 2.  RE: How do you achieve zero waste?

    Posted 03-09-2020 13:53
    Candace,

    Thanks for the question! The hardest thing for me is having to essentially change WHERE I shop and thus what I shop for to achieve the zero waste lifestyle. I couldn't feasibly get the same things I get at HEB for example. I think the important thing for me to remember is it is a PROCESS. I can bring my cotton produce bags to HEB instead of using the plastic bags, for example. While I will still inevitably buy my oat milk in a carton and my dog food in a bag, and my precious pint of strawberry vanilla Blue Bell ice cream, I can at least know I made some sort of difference.


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    Sarah Bloodworth
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  • 3.  RE: How do you achieve zero waste?

    Posted 03-10-2020 17:51
    Totally agree with Sarah. Being environmentally conscious isn't exactly a black and white/hard and fast rule. I feel the important thing is that it remains a mental priority - and we each strive to move more towards the "green" end of the spectrum. One way I support a circular economy is looking to buy products in reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable materials packaging. Obviously, some products don't offer that as an option, so I avoid purchasing these unless absolutely necessary. Also, avoiding food waste is a major point of emphasis for me. Considering America throws out 150,000 tons of food a day, this should be something that we each strive to minimize.

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    Connor Follis
    Dallas TX
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