Tag: zero-waste

Clear Bag Recycling

It’s Possible:

When I started my zero-waste challenge a year and a half ago, the first pedal to the recycling depot felt like judgement day. It would either confirm or eradicate my waste free ambitions. I’d packed my panniers with cardboard, glass, and plastic, devoid hopefully of any garbage, and I cycled to the depot with both fear and hope in my… Read more →

Plastic Bag Floating in Ocean

Being the Change

People are slowly coming round to zero-waste, and both community and individual initiatives are building, but the concept is still pioneering. I get this all the time: what do you mean you’re zero-waste; what do you do with your garbage? By me saying I’m zero-waste, I am actually saying there is no such thing as garbage. Let me pause while… Read more →

Clear Bag Recycling

Triple Threat

The first thing people ask me when I tell them we’ve gone to a zero waste household is what does that mean. The immediate follow-up is, does that include recycling? Well we’d definitely have some serious trouble if it didn’t. So a zero waste household is a household with no garbage can. Thus no magic garbage faeries to come whisk… Read more →