I remember in my Uni days – eons ago – when I would bring my radical theories and practices from class to home to try and impose onto my family. I would run around switching lights off and setting up recycle bins which I would then have to run down to the local shops where bigger bins would await being filled.
I’m pretty sure I did my family’s heads in with all my eco worrying, and probably had them sensing a good lot of guilt.
Fast-forward to 2019 and now everyone seems concerned about turtles getting choked by plastic and trees running low in number. Being an eco-warrior these days is a positive thing. Mind you, I still recycle, and I reduce the amount of energy I use as best as I can, but I must admit it can get a bit tiring.
Which is why I’m glad to have come across the trusty pocket book Waste Not Everyday, a kind of revived push in the right direction.
Author Erin Rhoads has pieced together 365 ways to reduce waste, reuse products, and reconnect with the environment: a daily zero-waste inspiration guide, if you will.
Here are a few of the tips I’ve made a note of since picking up the book, which you might like to jot down… on recycled paper, of course. Better still, grab a copy of this nifty book yourself.
This is an edited extract from ‘Waste Not Everyday’ by Erin Rhoads, published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $19.99 and available in stores nationally.