Zero Waste Life

 

Zero Waste Life

Let me start by saying I am nowhere near living a zero waste life.  I am actually embarrassed by the amount of trash we produce (both personally, and as a society), but I am doing my best to reduce the amount of waste by paying attention to the things the products I buy are packaged in, buying in bulk where possible, and reducing, reusing and recycling always.  I don’t know I’ll ever get to the point where Lauren Singer is — making all my own products — but just buying less is an awesome start.

According to Singer, the average American produces 4.4 lbs. of trash per day!  I think I can at least do better than that.  I think we all can.

So – whatever you can do to make your footprint less, then go for it!  You may not get to zero, but you’ll feel better across all spectrums.

Today is Day 26 of the #AtoZ blogapalooza.  Finito! We made it, baby.

pamlazos 4.30.19

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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40 Responses to Zero Waste Life

  1. Laleh Chini says:

    That’s a lot of trash.

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  2. Resa says:

    Like Lauren, I am trying my best!

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  4. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – great W for your A-Z … or is it Zero?! I’m way behind … but zero waste is certainly something to strive for – or changing our habits … less water etc and as you say less packaging … It’d be great if we could all make an effort, to do something – cheers Hilary

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  5. I’m far from zero waste and it does bother me on how much waste I have, but I keep trying and that’s a big start (I hope).

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  6. Quirky Girl says:

    Buying and wasting less is my ultimate goal. Not only does it benefit the environment, it also goes a long way in avoiding excess clutter, which, in turn, is great for my sanity. 🙂

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  7. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I’m not at zero, and probably never will be, but I do my best to keep my footprint small. I enjoyed your A-Z! Thanks for highlighting these environmental issues 🙂

    Ronel visiting with the A-Z Challenge music and writing: Zigging and Zagging

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  8. cath says:

    Congratulations, it’s been a lovely challenge, and I like your final post, which seems to draw together the whole of your alphabet. Like you, I’m still trying. I see it as being about small steps. Not sure how many more I’ll need to reach zero waste, but wouldn’t it be good if we were all aiming for it.

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    • Pam Lazos says:

      I think I may need a few lifetimes to get there, Cath. I try not to buy overpackaged goods and I recycle and I reuse and up-cycle and bring plastic. Bags to the grocery store, but there’s plastic in everything – even my computer and cell phone and car – so it’s hard to avoid waste when you replace products. Ah, well, a work in progress. 😘 Thanks for faithfully reading through this blog challenge!🙏❤️

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  9. lindasschaub says:

    It is amazing the trash we produce but we are not all to blame – it is the packaging too. Amazon vows to use less packaging that’s a start since they’ve cornered the market for shopping.-

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  10. Kamran says:

    You are an inspiration. Keep up the good work and the good content ❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Ally Bean says:

    That’s a lot of trash per person. I had no idea. Congrats on finishing the challenge.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Susan Scott says:

    Wowzee! I listened to Lauren’s talk – what a gal! I’m encouraged mightily. Thanks Pam – we can each make a difference. Bravo for getting to the end! Your posts have been so excellent!

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  13. My lady Pam, you are so nearly there . And you have sounded it for the environment all along the way. xxxxxx

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  14. Well done Pam! This was an interesting and inspiring walk through the alphabet, thanks for all the effort you put into this. I know I can do better……..

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    • Pam Lazos says:

      Thank you, Pauline! Just because I wrote about doesn’t mean I’m doing it all right either. Especially that zero waste idea !💡 That’s hard! I know I can do better, too! Have a great day. ❤️

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