In spite of becoming interested in the Zero Waste movement back in 2015, when I first bumped into Lauren Singer's TED Talk and I first heard of Bea Johnson, it wasn't until late 2016 that I finally decided it was time to turn my aspirations into practice.
After an initial stage of monitoring my waste and gradually trying to reduce it (landfill first, recycling later), last April I felt ready to ditch the rubbish bin altogether and switch to the infamous rubbish jar.
There is no point in pretending that living Zero Waste is a walk in the park: there sure are some struggles that come with it. However, embracing this lifestyle has been the best decision I've ever made.
Never before I had to question every single aspect of my day-to-day life in such depth - and as challenging as that may sound, I've learned about myself and grown more in the past two years that in my entire life. Living without a rubbish bin has changed my perspective on life completely
Zero Waste is a journey, not a destination, and it's definitely not for everyone. But to me it's mainly about awareness and intentionality - and that should be for everyone.
Read my posts about Zero Waste here.