This year I'm going to take part in My Zero Waste's National Zero Waste Week
National Zero Waste week calls for you to think of something you can reduce, reuse or recycle to lessen your household waste.
I've chosen two things to concentrate on next week that will hopefully become good habits for life!
Firstly - water bottles. I go shopping with my mum, we get thirsty, we are unprepared for this thirst and buy a bottle of water. I'm not doing that anymore! It's the only time I buy bottled drinks and I feel guilty every time I do it (even though it only happens about twice a month). I have two new strategies to deal with this...
1. REMEMBER to take my flask! I've moved it from the back of the cupboard and put it where I can see it.
2. If flaskless, then buy a can of drink instead (which I can take home and recycle - plastic bottles can be recycled too of course, but the lids can't) or go to a nice, locally owned cafe for a drink.
The other thing I'm going to do to reduce my waste is to stop using plastic bags, I have a LOT of reusable bags, but I also have a shameful plastic bag mountain. I usually take reusable bags with me, and then can't fit everything into them - after filling my reusable bags, handbag and pockets I have to admit defeat and get a plastic one too! So all I need to do here is to remember to take more reusable bags with me when I go shopping!
Is anyone else taking part in Zero Waste Week?