After going through your household with your list of zero-waste challenge activities, it is time to venture outside and into the community! Have you been successful so far? Are you ready?
Firstly, most of us start the day with a cup of coffee or tea. For those on the run, bringing your own coffee cup is just the beginning. Or you can brew your coffee the French-pressed way….Remember that you can reuse the coffee grinds in your garden! That’s right, you can grow a herb garden to use in your cooking instead of buying prepackaged herbs from the supermarket. For those tea drinkers, using reusable cotton teabags for loose tea leaves is the other way to relax in the morning.
Day to Day Zerowaste
Zerowaste challenges in the community also extends to our water supply. One way you can reduce wasting water by putting a pail in your shower to collect water during showers. Then you can use this water to water your garden and plants.
For the fruits and vegetables that you need to purchase for your meals, remember to bring some mesh bags to use, instead of using plastic bags. If the mesh bags or other household items begin to break, try to mend or repair them. If they are beyond repair, remember to recycle them.
End of the Day
At the end of the day, let us challenge ourselves to produce less waste, by buying less and saying no to unnecessary freebies!