Zero Waste Challenge

Join Me On My Zero Waste Challenge

I’m making one green / zero-waste change
every day for a whole year.

DAY 128 | Ban the Gum

I’m not the biggest gun chewer, but now I’m officially banning them for my life. A quick Google search tells me that it takes 50 years for gum to decompose. Not only that, but it takes 500 years for it to be completely gone and 100% recycled. That’s absurd. Along with the packaging and each … Read moreDAY 128 | Ban the Gum

DAY 127 | Buy Spices in Bulk

Whether you buy the biggest size available or find bulk bins near you, getting spices in bulk will save on your plastic usage. Spices and tea are the only bulk bins that are easily available to me. However, they are extremely overpriced. But whenever I can, I will go that route. But in the meantime, … Read moreDAY 127 | Buy Spices in Bulk

DAY 126 | Recycle Shoes

So my shoes are finally getting worn down with holes. Any day now they’re probably going to be rendered unusable. So I’m looking into my recycling options and they don’t look too good. It looks like my only option is Nikes Reuse-A-Shoe program. They only do sneakers. And the closest one to me is 77 … Read moreDAY 126 | Recycle Shoes

DAY 125 | Bar Body Wash

I’m going to slowly transition to buying bar soap only. Bar soap with little to no packaging is the perfect alternative to plastic bottles of liquid soap. Plus liquid soap is a watered-down product! One step at a time is the best way to go about this šŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get bar soaps … Read moreDAY 125 | Bar Body Wash

DAY 124 | Close the Shower Curtain

I’m in a great habit of showering and leaving the shower curtain open when I’m done. I’m taking a tip here from the original Green as a Thistle challenge. Vanessa made the change to close the shower curtain when she’s done showering. Why? Well that way it can dry properly, it can prevent mildew and … Read moreDAY 124 | Close the Shower Curtain

DAY 123 | Turn Down the Heater

We’re in the middle of winter now and even though I have yet to see snow down here in Tennessee, it does get cold. And we turn the heater on. But sometimes, we are a poor judge of temperatures and we can’t estimate exactly how much we need. So sometimes we find that the heater … Read moreDAY 123 | Turn Down the Heater

DAY 122 | Convenience

I had a commenter while back who talked about convenience. She said that she keeps in the kitchen for spills so she’s not tempted to use paper towels. I think this is a brilliant idea. We’re so lazy by nature, that we will choose convenience over going out of our way. So we should keep … Read moreDAY 122 | Convenience

DAY 120 | Reusable Lint Roller

Hello!! If you’re ever rushing out the door to an important event, you may want to stop and lint-roll your clothes. We have 5 cats and a rabbit, so things get pretty furry over here. We’re not always rushing to a ball or business function, but every once in awhile, we need to look on … Read moreDAY 120 | Reusable Lint Roller

DAY 119 | Bamboo Cutting Board

One of the things we can do is to search for Bamboo solutions whenever our plastic tools wear out. Bamboo is a great alternative to plastic! Instead of purchasing a plastic cutting board, I chose bamboo! Another quick and easy tip for the day šŸ˜‰

DAY 118 | Reusable Table Cloths

Today’s tip is a quick and easy one. We have a lot of birthday parties on top of holidays and special occasions. Each one features a table cloth. However, my family uses a single-use, plastic table cloth every time. But that’s an easy fix. Buy a reusable table cloth … Or two if you like … Read moreDAY 118 | Reusable Table Cloths

DAY 116 | Wearing Clothes Again

Hey! Today’s tip is to re-wear your clothes at least twice before declaring that they’re dirty. A lot of people out on an outfit when they wake up and then proceed to throw it in the hamper before going to bed. However, a lot of time, the clothes are still clean! Especially if you have … Read moreDAY 116 | Wearing Clothes Again

DAY 115 | Loose Tea

I think finding loose tea is one of the easier things to find. Even if there are no bulk bins offering loose tea around you can sometimes stumble upon loose tea in tin cans. I saw loose tea in tin cans when I was visiting a dairy farm. so if you have a farm or … Read moreDAY 115 | Loose Tea

DAY 114 | Use Lids While Cooking

Today’s quick tip is brought to by KT’s Kitchen. šŸ˜‰ While cooking, be sure to top pots and pans with its lid so the steam can help cook the food faster. The sooner the food is done, the sooner you can turn the stove off! This saves gas or electricity depending on your stove. Also, … Read moreDAY 114 | Use Lids While Cooking

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