Zero Waste Challenge

I love it when you guys send me challenges like the one below. Anne’s important message is one we should all keep in mind, at all times. Keep the challenges coming at!


Hello, Julianne!

I have a challenge for you… If you choose to accept it.

The past few years, I have been trying to pay more attention to the waste/trash I generate. Some people call it “Zero Waste,” but, let’s be serious, you are never going to create zero waste (I’m never giving up toilet paper or tampons, just saying).

However, there are a lot of easy things that you can do every day to start cutting back. This blog is very helpful.

Good luck!

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Hi Anne,

I didn’t realize the average American throws away 4.4 pounds of garbage a day. That’s SO MUCH waste! This challenge is a great reminder to get creative when it comes to things we might initially think of as waste.

For example, decorative pumpkins can be turned into food or snacks post Halloween, and browning bananas are even better in banana bread as opposed to the trash.

I love DIY beauty projects, so homemade toiletries are right up my alley.

The thought of using paper towels and other disposable tools to clean the house seems more convenient, but it’s not so convenient for our planet. I’m definitely going to take inventory and assess what’s being used around my house to make sure I’m being environmentally conscious in every way possible.

The 30-Day Beginner’s Guide from Megean Weldon aka the Zero Waste Nerd is the perfect way to ease into a less-wasteful world.

What changes can you make right now to become more eco-friendly?

For more zero waste tips follow Megean Weldon on Instagram @zerowastenerd.

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