Most of the products that we consume stay in our house less than 24 hours. Things like plastic bags, packaging, wrappings and single-use products. The first step to reduce a large volume of waste is to avoid purchasing over-packaged products and/or to buy in bulk. Another big factor is that all the things that we consider waste may have another use – think Re-use. Imagination and creativity have an important role in that process. Of course, all of the other products that we can’t avoid or reuse should be recycled if at all possible.
And nobody’s perfect. Especially not me! I’m just doing the best I can, when I can and not beating myself up when I can’t.
“That Eco-Diva Nomi — she drives a truck!”
Very frugally, I might add, the last tank I filled was almost two months ago and I’m working on lowering that. The rest of the time I’m on my bike, or the bus, or walking.
“I’ve seen plastic bags in her house.”
Well, that would be my husband — and I’m working on that one, too. I can’t wait for Vancouver to ban them like Toronto and LA did, then he won’t have a dealer!
It’s called finding the balance of being a Eco Diva and a Eco Nazi — while still holding my marriage in tact. If we all do our best and start to make green and eco-friendly choices in our lives one day it WILL BE the norm for everyone!!
Please see my blog post on this topic here for more info/smart buttocked remarks.