How Going Zero Waste Can Save Your Life (and A Lot of Money)

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  1. So… question here on some of the specifics. How do you deal with stuff like dry goods, or canned food at all with the idea of zero waste? Do you just forgo eating olives or canned tuna?

    • Lisa says:

      Zero waste is an aspiration – I still throw out a bag of garbage per month, but I used to throw out a weekly bag. It’s an improvement but it’s not perfection. For canned tuna, you can recycle the can. For olives, you can reuse the jar or buy from the olive bar (with your own container). For dry goods, you can buy them at bulk food stores, again by bringing your own containers.

  2. Mr C says:

    Great insight on looking at the individual benefits of zero waste – rather than labelling it as something we do for the environment / our kids’ future

    • Lisa says:

      I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not but thanks for the comment!

      • Mr C says:

        Definitely not sarcasm. Our family tries to minimize our landfill waste, and we try to make sure appropriate food waste is composted, etc. As you note, often our first steps towards zero waste are because we want to improve the world (or we feel guilty for having a negative impact based on our waste). But you’ve reframed this to highlight the many positive benefits on us individually.

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