A zero waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be expensive – to the contrary, practicing zero waste can save families thousands of dollars a year.
Once I read somewhere that zero waste is expensive and only achievable by folks with dollars to spend on shiny stainless steel containers, bamboo furniture, top end reusable bottles, and other fancy non-plastic gadgets. Now, I suppose it depends just what you are trying to achieve. Trend? Doing right by the world? Or are there obstacles?
The thing is, it does not have to be expensive. For me, it has been a way to reflect on what I have and to make what I have last longer, and to consistently be looking for alternatives. There is always more than one way of doing things. Simplifying and getting creative can save you money in the long run. Here is an example of Kathryn at Going Zero Waste keeping track of her savings while cutting down and cutting out.
There are a lot of things I don’t feel the need to buy…
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