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.
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.