Recently, I have been thinking more about more about my ‘waste footprint’ on the world around me. For many years I have been interested in cruelty free and clean beauty products, but that interest is starting to extend more into other aspects of my life too. I am particularly inspired by zero waste bloggers such as Lauren Singer of Trash is for Tossers and would love to be able to live my life with such a small negative impact on the environment.
It’s a rather aspirational goal, but I am noticing lots more companies in the UK seem to be taking note too. I even found the little book seen in the photo above on a recent trip to Ikea and decided to bring it home for a read. Although I’d love to jump in feet first to a zero waste lifestyle I think in order to be successful (and get the husband on board) I need to integrate small changes one at a time. We’ve already switched to the obvious such as re-usable shopping bags and more eco friendly cleaning products, but I want to do more. I’d love to start my own vegetable garden when we move to be a bit more self sufficient (there’s already a composting bin which I will ask the current owners to leave us), and I want to be more conscious of avoiding fast fashion. Hopefully I can document small successful changes here alongside regular blog updates.
Have any of you successfully made little eco-friendly changes to your daily home lives?