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?

Good Morning!

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!

 

 

 


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13 thoughts on “Zero-Waste Challenge in the Community

  1. Reply
    Stephanie
    January 25, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Great ideas!

  2. Reply
    Berni
    January 26, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Great and simple ideas
    We’re organising a group shop to highlight the single use plastic problem, with us all removing excess at the til and leaving it there plus some other points to raise…. No doubt there’ll be a blessing g post xx

  3. Reply
    aisasami
    January 26, 2019 at 4:52 am

    What great ideas! You could use the water for anything, not just for gardens.

  4. Reply
    Charlotte Lilley
    January 26, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I love this post!! I think we all need to do our bit and reduce our wastage to save our planet!

  5. Reply
    Greatness Reinvented
    January 26, 2019 at 10:09 am

    There are some great ideas here. The more we can do to cut waste the better. we have some top tips on food waste as well.

    https://www.thegreat.uk/how-to-save-your-leftover-food/

    GR

  6. Reply
    Michelle M
    January 26, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Great ideas! Not to mention new ideas I haven’t heard of. Thanks for sharing xoxo

  7. Reply
    Cara
    January 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    These are some great ideas!

  8. Reply
    Baby Boomer Super Saver
    January 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Love these quick & easy ideas for reducing waste! I also use a stainless steel tea ball for infusing a cup of tea – it’s easy to wash & can be reused forever. Spent tea leaves can also go into the compost for the garden. Speaking of gardening, I use my empty cardboard egg cartons for starting seeds – works perfectly!

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    Amy Jane
    January 28, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Really good post! There are some really handy tips in this. I’ll keep them in mind!

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    Mars
    January 28, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Definitely agree with buying less and making less waste! But I think business create a lot more than individuals so perhaps joining something like Food Not Bombs is a great idea too!

  11. Reply
    Gina
    January 29, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Great ideas! I would have never thought about using a pail to collect shower water. I do use buckets to collect water from the downspouts on the house to water with. I wish I could afford the barrels to put there, but just can’t. I’m going to have to look into collecting shower water to use as well!

  12. Reply
    Menzi
    January 29, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I love the simplicity of your ideas to reduce our wastage. It just takes a bit of thinking from our side and being more cognizant!

  13. Reply
    Ran | Travel & Lifestyle
    January 30, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I definitely agree! It’s not easy, sure, and sometimes we tend to overlook some things, but that’s why it’s important to stay disciplined! After all, that’s why it’s a challenge! ♥️

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