We’ve reached the end of the Zero Waste Challenge from Kathryn Kellogg’s blog Going Zero Waste. The last call to action is to do a trash audit. It’s funny, I planned on doing this anyways now that my kitchen remodel is finished. It sure is difficult to do a Zero Waste Challenge in the middle of a major kitchen remodel. Now that I’m going to be cooking again and living a relatively normal life, it’s time I looked into what I throw away and how to prevent my waste output.
By keeping track of what goes into my trash can, I can better make the lifestyle choices necessary to live a relatively waste free life. I say relatively because I don’t believe an entirely zero waste lifestyle is realistic or easy for the average person to do. I think it’s important to remind ourselves, that any change for the better is a step in the right direction. When I was doing this Zero Waste Challenge, I often thought of my friends with kids who are busy or going to school and just how difficult it would be for them. What matters is that we try our best.
So over the next few weeks, I’ll be analyzing just what gets thrown away and a better method for managing my trash. My goal is to one day have such an efficient waste management system in place that I’ll no longer need my trash bins. I hope to attain this goal sometimes within the next year or two. Can it be done. We’ll find out. Thanks for joining me on this Zero Waste journey!