I have left recycling to day 30 for a very important reason. The idea of zero waste isn’t that we should recycle more, but need to recycle less given that we have started bringing less packaging into our homes. Recycling isn’t the overall solution to our waste problem, however, given the huge differences in our lives and what each of our home cities offers, recycling is always the better option than discarding your items into the trash can.
With that said, get a designated bin for recyclables and recycle everything you possibly can. Most cities have recycling drop-offs as well as scheduled curbside pickups. There are even companies, like TerraCycle, that will recycle a lot of the things that you were certain were destined for the landfill like cigarette butts, some toothpaste packing, cheese packaging, and the list goes on.
Just because we are on day 30 does not mean that the challenge is over. I designed this to be a simplified guide for everyone to come back to at their own convenience. Your 30 Day challenge can begin at any time and can take as long as you need. Implement one change a week or one change every two weeks. Whatever works for you.
Thank you to all of the wonderful followers I have gained along this journey! It gives me so much joy to see more and more people interested in pursuing all or even parts of this lifestyle. It all starts with us!
Stay tuned for more!