I have been thinking about going zero waste for a long time and finally made the decision a few days ago. Why? Everyone can see that our planet is suffering more and more from the enormous amount of plastic waste that we produce every year. We can see the impact with our own eyes. If we don’t take a step to change something about this, we will not only destroy the future for ourselves but also for the future generations.
I truly believe that if every person decided to stop using and buying so much plastic, we could eventually force big companies to start producing more eco-friendly products and change the world for better.
M y first step towards zero waste was to look around my house and see all the stuff that I have been buying which has unnecessary plastic packaging. For example, whenever I bought potatoes (which I buy at least twice a week) they were packaged in a big plastic bag
(they only sell really small loose potatoes in my supermarket). So, this means that if I kept doing what I was doing before I would buy 8 plastic bags per month – that’s 96 BAGS PER YEAR. And that’s only for potatoes. I would waste 96 bags that I didn’t even use or need for anything. The same goes for milk, bread, cucumbers and many more.
After I identified the culprits I decided that I would need a few things to begin my zero saste journey. However, the best thing about this is that you don’t have to buy many of them and you can already reuse what you have.
I decided to buy some reusable produce bags, as I want to stop using the plastic ones in the store and instead bring them with me every time. I searched the internet for a good UK based zero waste online shop and stumbled upon “AndKeep”.