Take the #SCJZeroWaste Challenge and See How Small Changes Can Make a Difference

Over the last few years, I’ve done a lot of work to minimize the waste that my household produces. It started with recycling my cardboard and plastic, and immediately I was amazed by how much waste I was keeping out of the garbage bin. Then I started composting and minimized the weekly garbage even more. Now, I’m taking things one step further by taking a tip from SC Johnson Canada and trying the Zero Waste Challenge!


SC Johnson Canada is committed to the environment and has not sent any waste to landfills since 2013. And with help from some of the company’s products, I’m going to be trying to do the same thing by minimizing the waste my family produces each week. Though ideally I’d like to see us produce no waste at all, I’m going to aim for not creating more than one small bag of waste each week.

First off, I’ll be making sure that the food and other products I buy come in bottles and containers that can be recycled. Some plastics are recyclable and others are not, and I have to admit that I don’t always double-check to make sure I’m buying recyclable plastic. I’ll be changing that over the next few weeks so that I’m not creating waste unnecessarily. I’ll also be making sure that the waste from the food I cook can be composted and won’t need to be thrown away.

organic vegetables

With SC Johnson Canada products, including Ziploc bags and Saran wrap, I’ll be able to save food that we don’t finish for another meal as well, which means less food thrown away and more money saved too. And since Ziploc products are recyclable, I won’t be creating extra waste when the food is finished!

Whether you already recycle or you’ve just been wanting to find a way to reduce the waste your family creates, taking part in the SC Johnson Canada Zero Waste Challenge (#SCJZeroWaste) is a great way to see how small changes in your daily routine can create a big difference. Join in, make a few changes and see if you can eliminate your family’s garbage!

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with SC Johnson and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

20 thoughts on “Take the #SCJZeroWaste Challenge and See How Small Changes Can Make a Difference”

  1. Thank you for sharing this great information. We use cloth napkins to reduce waste. We are planning on using cloth diapers with our baby so that will also safe a lot of money and trash!

  2. Cloth napkins are one of the best decisions I made! One dozen cloth napkins. and no more paper napkins in the trash. They work better than paper ( no tears) and are great for an emergency spill. Just toss in the hamper, wash and reuse.

  3. Our family is actively attempting to cut back on waste through crafting many reusable alternatives :) and we try not to let any of our foods spoil, even left overs.

  4. This is an area I need to work on myself. Life is busy and taking the time to be more efficient would be well worth it.

  5. I need to get organized and work on this. Currently life is full of utter chaos. I so need to work on organization and prioritizing.

  6. This is something I need t improve on. I have to start meal planing to avoid waste as I always seem to buy more veggies then we use :(

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