Funny how zero wasting seems less feasible during the holidays. That’s probably your unsupportive, Styrofoam-loving great-aunt chirping in your ear, though. It really doesn’t have to be more difficult. In fact, a low-impact Thanksgiving is nowhere near impossible. As long as your guests are willing to cooperate, these tips for a zero waste Thanksgiving will ensure your holiday is as eco-friendly as it can be.
What was the first zero waste tool you ever purchased? Some zero wasters start by keeping a few reusable grocery bags in the trunk of the car or by ordering their very first produce bag online. Or maybe you haven’t purchased it yet and that’s okay, too (psst… we have some you can order). Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you’ve yet to start your zero waste transition or you’re a ways in, here’s a great jumping off point for all: creating a zero waste tool kit. The idea behind the zero waste tool kit is to keep a few...
You’re ready to take the zero waste plunge… specifically in the kitchen. It’s not for the faint-hearted but it is much easier than it may seem. The kitchen is where the magic happens—from delicious creations made over the stove to the table, where the family gets together to bond over a meal. When making the move to a lower-impact kitchen, you want to make sure that you’re not losing anything in the process, whether that’s functionality, aesthetic, or comfort.
So you’ve made the decision to reduce what you produce, live a low-impact lifestyle, and ultimately, reduce the amount of waste you create. You buy in bulk using mason jars, make your own toothpaste and deodorant at home, and carry a spork and stainless steel straw arsenal at all times. But wait—are you supposed to give up your beloved Amazon Prime account?