There are so many small changes we can make in our day-to-day lives that, once added together, mean a significant change in the amount of trash we produce. See the zero waste tips we’re covering this week!
Did you know that every plastic toothbrush ever created still exists in one form or another today?!!?
If that doesn't stop you in your tracks, I don't know what will! It sure stopped me. I'd never thought about it before, but of course. It makes sense. If it takes over 400 years to decompose and was only invented in the last century...you do the math. Since hearing this I will never purchase another plastic toothbrush and I plan to refuse the ones they give away at the dentist's office. Maybe when they brush my teeth at my next appointment I'll just bring my own toothbrush along for them to use? Hmmm. There's an interesting zero waste issue to tackle.
While traveling in Chile, we found the most awesome hand-made pottery place, Puerto Gres. Back home, my dad is a hobbyist potter and we all use his mugs, plates, and bowls for our daily use. Pretty cool. So I have pretty high standards for what constitutes a good mug.