I’m pretty proud of the minimal waste our family of four produces, but I’m always looking for ways that we can throw out even less and minimize our impact on the environment. A few weeks ago, I committed to taking part in the #SCJZeroWaste Challenge to see if I could cut down on the waste my family produces. While we didn’t manage to completely eliminate garbage, we did manage to cut it in half with ease! These are the four ways we minimized our household waste.
Living in an apartment, composting wasn’t really an option for us until recently. Luckily, we’ve since upgraded to a townhouse with a back yard, so putting a little bin in the back for organic waste was a simple and useful way to minimize our garbage. We eat a lot of fresh food, so this one simple addition to our routine reduced our waste by about 25 per cent! [Read more…]