A few years ago I read a book I loved, Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, that really opened my eyes. For the first time it honestly made me realize that the fact that I throw out vast quantities of stuff is not actually a good thing. Yes, it’s good to want to clear clutter, but I shouldn’t be living a life that takes such a toll on the planet around me.
Today I saw an awesome blog and video called The Zero Waste Home (thanks for pointing this out Money Saving Mom). I loved the video and the message included, and definitely encourage you to take a minute or two out of your day to see what this “Zero Waste” home looks like.
The craziest/most inspiring thing? Although this family used to put out a garbage bin’s worth on their curb once a week, they’ve since changed their ways. Look out how much how little trash this family has collected in four months:
That’s it! Amazing, isn’t it?!?! Four months!
So what are some of the things you won’t find in this Zero Waste home? (And hopefully in your own?) Plastic water bottles, for one. Disposable diapers, for another;)
So, how much waste do you produce a week in your family? How are you trying to reduce your family’s waste?