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. Buying fresh fruits and vegetables means eating better and creating less waste. A big win-win. Also we try to reuse and recycle whenever possible. I’m not sure I can get down to zero waste, but I will continue to do what I can.

  2. I once spent 30 days using up everything in my cabinets. My rule was that I could only buy meats to add to meals, but I had to use everything in the cupboard. It was fun to come up with meals, but it also showed me that I have a TON of extra stuff I don’t use all the time! It taught me not to be as wasteful!

  3. We always compost in our city food waste system. Im thinking of backyard composting too though, I want to start gardening!

  4. Thanks for the great article. I’m trying to reduce the amount of waste we create in our household, but it’s challenging since I wasn’t raised to be green exactly. We use cloth diapers and wipes for our baby boy, I make his baby food at home, and I have switched over to reusable glass containers for water/beverages so to use less plastic. I’m in the process of starting recycling in our house which I know is making a huge difference. I need to do some more things as well. I would like to make some unpaper towels for our home and reusable fabric snack baggies. Thanks for the information and I’m looking into the Zero Waste Challenge right now to get some more great ideas and inspiration.

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