Traveling can be stressing and exhausting on itself, it is more so when you want to make it as eco-friendly as possible. To be honest, I disagree with those that are absolutely against flying. I’m not saying that the industry is perfect as there is much yet to be done.
Life with children can be complicated and the idea of making it “zero-waste” is somehow terrifying, I discovered the zero-waste movement recently but have always been worried about the environment. So, my choices have always been somehow “eco-friendly” even if not always ideal.
Sustainability has become a catch-word, used in most marketing programs, but how sustainable are the companies really? Fast Fashion is unsustainable by its sole existence, to claim that it is otherwise is an oxymoron.
Washing clothes is every new parent nightmare, seriously how can such a little person make need a clothe change so often? There is no perfect solution, we try to limit the amount of washes we do by only washing when the drum is full and air drying everything.
Having a daughter means that toys are going to be needed, either homemade or bought. Whereas wooden toys are a great choice and I personally love them, plastic toys are a reality hard to avoid.
Studying is one of those things that produce tons of waste. I never realized about it until I had to move to a new apartment and pack everything up. The amount of boxes full with books, old notebooks, flashcards and pencils was staggering. I definitely needed to do something about it.
Starting a zero waste lifestyle is a matter of taking small steps that will take you to your destination. It is sometimes complicated in the modern world but if you remember the R’s you’ll be fine!