For some unknown reason #zerowaste started appearing on my timeline in social media.
So i decided to look into it further. Newspapers, youtube etc. Sounds good in theory, but it’s not really zero waste.
All these women are holding little glass jars and stating that that’s the only waste they’ve accumulated in x number of years, but it’s the only rubbish that they cannot recycle.
Food waste goes to compost, still waste. Recyclable waste, gets to go to recycle bin… sorry it’s still waste.
They are promoting bamboo toothbrushes, kitchen scrubbers that don’t get thrown out but go into the washing machine. Disposable nappies and sanitary products and the list goes on.
They bring glass jars to stores and buy their shampoo, conditioner, body wash etc that way… same as Olive Oil. Make their own deodorant, soap…
Wouldn’t mind buying few dry ingredients like that but my shopping bill will go up by 50% on those trips if not more.
I moved away from plastic to glass. Now woudln’t mind knowing if any of the products are irradiated & if yes then get them Australian Organic, then there is the tiny issue regarding GMO I’d like to avoid. Need a well paying job and to win lotto. Comparing the cost of spices and legumes from Supermarkets to Organic by weight,price difference is staggering.
Thoughts? Are we ready for this style of living or not?