Have you decided to start living a low impact or zero waste lifestyle? Are you maybe a bit overwhelmed or don’t know where to start? Feeling discouraged, because it all seems like A LOT? Well, fear not! We all gotta start somewhere, right? Here are some of the EASIEST changes to start your journey toward a low impact or zero waste lifestyle:
• Just say “no” to straws. It may not seem like a big deal but the in the US alone 500 million straws are used and discarded every day.
Love your straw? Get a reusable one.
Commit to reusable bags. Leave a couple in your car and keep one to stash in your everyday bag so that if you’re just picking up a few groceries after work you still don’t have to come home with a nasty plastic bag.
Did you know that more than one million plastic bags are used every minute?
- Eat one more meatless meal a week. You’ll probably pick up a few go-to veggie meals along the way. Yum!
According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads. See how easy it is to make an impact?
- Opt for a reusable water bottle! Not only is it better for the environment, but it’s also better for your wallet.
It takes three times the amount of water in a water bottle to produce the bottle itself.