Is it possible to not create any waste for an entire day?
Actually there are families out there that pride themselves in living the zero-waste lifestyle everyday. They do not rely on recycling to “take care of” their waste. They just don’t create it in the first place. Through buying used clothing, non-packaged food and only buying essentials they are able to tread lightly on this earth. We are striving towards something in our home. Some reduction anyways. How will it feel the week no garbage will have to be put out. What if we only needed to put out our recycling once a month? How much easier could everyday life be?
Even though I’m Canadian I appreciate that Nov. 15th is America Recycles Day. http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/forget-america-recycles-day-celebrate-zero-waste-day.html
Here’s a link to many zero-waste articles including arts&crafts ideas, food and cleaning suggestions. http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tag/Zero%20Waste
Could you go a day without creating waste? Could I? Is it even possible? All I know for sure is that it would be very hard. I would like to try it just for my own waste. I am not working that day so it would be possible to not drive therefore no gas would be used. Groceries that are not in packaging could be purchased ahead of time. Any food waste could be composted or put in the green cone. Where would the limits be? If I had a shower and used package free soap would the water and bubbles down the drain be considered waste? Probably the success would be based on what ultimately ended up in the garbage or recycling by the end of the day. Realistically I wouldn’t spend the day sitting in the dark all day to avoid any environmental impact.