Minimize Your Trash
I created this simple e-book to show you how I (and my reluctant husband) reduced my trash to just one bag every 6-7 weeks.
You really want to know, right? (OK, but I can’t promise you’ll like it.)
I dug around in my trash. I got on a raccoon’s level to really see what I was sending into the landfill. Here's how you can copy my tactics.
Module 1: Optimize Your Trash
Module 2: Look Into Your Trashcan
Module 3: Zero Waste Day-to-Day
Module 4: Zero Waste Kitchen
Module 5: Zero Waste Bathroom
Module 6: Conclusion, Show Us Your Success
The Goals of You vs. Trash
- Reduce your trash can by half. The first thing we'll do is a trash audit (more on that later) to measure how much trash you've created. You'll note the weight of items in your trash in the 7 days since you took out the trash. At the end of the course, you'll measure your trash for the same 7 days and see the difference. We want to reduce all areas (composting and recycling) but the TRASH HEADED TO THE LANDFILL is our focus for this course. Hopefully it's half as much - or even less!
- Set up effective systems to minimize waste. While the main focus of this course is trash headed to the landfill, I also want to arm you with ways to reduce your recycling and composting dependency. In the case of zero waste, the less, the better!
- Become more mindful of the waste you create. Think fast - what's in your trash can right now. Chances are, you probably don't even know! That's a problem. You'll be amazed at how much easier it is to reduce your waste by becoming more aware of the unnecessary, single-use items you consume.
- Make you more confident to make zero waste choices. Let's face it: being zero waste in public is kind of a scary thing. People look at you weird, don't understand your requests, and sometimes flat out just say no. Part of this course is just getting you ready to feel more confident about making the requests you need to create a zero waste lifestyle. And to feel OK about walking away if your needs can't be met.