This week I thought it was really intersting that I already have zero waste habits that are thoroughly implemented in my daily life. Line dry instead of using the dryer? No brainer. Meal prep and try to repair my things before I buy new ones? Always a pleasure!
However, I have the feeling I can never stop learning. That’s why I researched extensively ideas for a sustainable and zero waste barbecue 🙂
Update zur Zero Waste Challenge – Week 2
Day 8 – declutter
#zerowastechallenge day 8 : declutter 💚 sorry for the delay, I'm in the mountains! decluttering the mind, so to speak 😍 I started minimizing my stuff last year and let me tell you, the hardest part was to recycle and donate everything correctly 🙈 I really appreciate the feeling of having less clutter in my home and in my mind ❤ #zerowastetip : start with a room, a drawer, a closet – just with something small and gain momentum 😊 #feelfree #zerowaste #mountainroamers #mountainview #makelesstrash #suedtirol #declutter🔸challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerowastegirl @zerowastenerd
Day 9 – compost
#zerowastechallenge day 9: compost 💚 sooo important! is there a better feeling than to know you can help to grow food with the organic leftovers of what you just ate? #growyourownfood return these, oh so important, nutrients! #backtoearth #circulareconomy 😉 #zerowastetip : if you do not have a possibility to compost at home, look for near by community gardens! or think about your own bokashi pot or vermiculture box 🌱 #zerowaste #30daystozerowaste #greenliving #sustainable #eco🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerowastegirl @zerowastenerd
Day 10 – reusable menstrual cups
#zerowastechallenge day 10: reusable menstrual cups 💚 seriously, a game changer. I thought it would be disgusting as hell, but nope, way too convenient to return to tampons! 😄 less waste, more freedom 💪 #empowerwomen ✨ I tested my cup while travelling, during long work days and doing sports – no problems, no leaking, no discomfort. only problem: I might forget it's in there 😉 #zerowastetip : not every cup is for every woman – don't give up after the first one if it is no fit. there are sooo many different brands out there! #menstrualcup #periodtalk #zerowaste #makelesstrash #sustainableliving #30daystozerowaste🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerodenver @zerowastenerd
Day 11 – line dry
#zerowastechallenge day 11: line dry 💚 I never had a dryer and just knew they existed by watching American tv shows 😄 use the sun and put your clothes on a drying wreck! saves energy and money AND your clothes last longer – win win win 😋 #zerowastetip : do not leave your clothes in the sun for too long or the colours will fade faster – on the other hand: stains will vanish 😉 #zerowaste #linedry #makelesstrash #greenliving #30daystozerowaste 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerowastegirl @zerowastenerd
Day 12 – meal prep
#zerowastechallenge day 12: meal prep 💚 if I want to eat seasonal and somehow nutritious, I have to prep my food at home – it saves time during my lunch break, is healthier and saves me money (except on days when my collegues or I are cooking for each other, of course) 🍲 I usually prep everything in the morning because I like to get up early (please don't hate me), but I read a lot about people who prep their meals on sunday for the whole week. 😳 way too much planning for me 🙈 I often just throw all the vegetables that need to be eaten together and call it a curry 😉 #zerowastetip : put your leftovers in the freezer for quick lunches – don't fill them up to the top and you can use glass jars! 👌 do you prep your meals? #zerowaste #mealprep #togo #30daystozerowaste #greenliving 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerodenver @zerowastenerd
Day 13 – repair
#zerowastechallenge day 13: repair 💚 nothing I like more 😋 no, honestly, I am not the most gifted person when it comes to repairments 🙈 which is really unfortunate because I am clumsy as hell and would need it more often than not 😄 this coffee cup looks like a camera lense (genius! thx sis 😘), but started leaking 😕 as was my other coffee cup, so I had to fix at least one 😉 this one was first and a little glue and patience worked wonders 😊 #zerowastetip : don't throw something away because it stopped working properly – save money and resources and try to repair it first 😍 if you don't want to or if you can't do it yourself, go and find someone else or see if there is a #repaircafe in your area! #supportlocalbusiness #zerowaste #circulareconomy #repair #greenliving 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerodenver @zerowastenerd
Day 14 – zero waste bbq
#zerowastechallenge day 14: zero waste bbq 💚 what would summer be without plenty of barbecues? 😊 we have a serious bbq addiction at home, but it's quite hard to have a complete zero waste bbq with a charcoal grill 🔥 to enjoy these wonderful evenings outside with delicious food and wonderful people as sustainable as possible, I prepped a huuuge blog post for you! 🙌 take a look and start your eco-friendly bbq season 😉 #zerowastetip : borrow a grill if you don't own one, buy mostly vegetables, season your meat yourself with fresh herbs and use your real tableware – easy peasy 😄 #zerowaste #barbecue #bbq @webergrills #greenliving #grillparty #sustainable #blogged 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerodenver @zerowastenerd
The upate for the first week is here.
Do you have zero waste habits you did not have to change because you are doing them all along?