Zero Waste- how can I do that?

I was talking with some pals last night and we mulled over an idea for reducing waste at the grocery store. I've been interested in reducing waste for a little while (buying blulk, using beeswax to wrap items rather than plastic bags), but I know there is so much more I can do. Buying bulk makes a big difference, however, and I'm looking into making my own beauty products, my own snack bars, making my own chocolates.

I came across this video about a gal who has basically reduced all her waste to one jar from the last 2 years of trash!! She composts everything else, or uses reusable items that she can wash.

I think it's all about baby steps and making a commitment to the effort every day, even if it's small. Today I will start by trying to think differently about my storage stiuations and what I can improve, as well as focus on eating all my leftovers.

I do wonder- is toilet paper waste? Can I ever get away form using toilet paper? Don't know if I want to....


What do you do to minimize your waste trail? I'd love to hear your creative solutions, because we truly learn by sharing and experimenting.

Also- urban food foraging?! This is something I'm diving into next!


Annie is an author and illustrator with books available on Amazon and local book stores. She is open for commission, too! She lives in California, and loves tea, bike rides, reading, and exploring new places.