Jun 24, 2019 | Updated: 08:43 AM EDT

Author Gives Simple Reminder for Zero-Wasters

Jun 08, 2019 05:18 PM EDT

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While awareness and yearning to contribute to different efforts to help save the planet is gaining more attention, some are worried that their efforts are not making much difference. Some people are seeing a big shift in the standards that should be met in order to help save the environment. Sometimes, the skill levels needed for the Do-It-Yourself projects are just too absurd that those who want to try it out themselves often get discouraged.

Bea Johnson, the author behind Zero Waste Home and the founder of the zero-waste movement has spoken about these DIY projects becoming too impossible to be real.

"Zero-waste bloggers are at fault for thinking that zero-waste means making everything homemade. I am against that kind of thinking because it is discouraging full-time working moms from trying things out and experiencing the difference for themselves. Most of them would say that they don't have time and use it as an excuse to justify why they can't do zero-waste," Johnson said.

The key to successfully keeping your home waste-free is simple. Keep things simple and make things possible. There is no need to go into an elaborate type of DIY projects and buy all the things you need from a store that allows you to bring your own containers. It doesn't have to be as elaborate or as big as those steps.

In fact, a number of options exist for those who want to give it a try. To start, you may bring your own reusable bag at the grocery to do away with the plastic packaging that they have. There are also newly opened concept stores where they sell items for a refill. You only need to bring your own container and fill it up with what you need. These are small steps that require some effort, but that's a small price to pay if it means helping save the environment.

But when it comes to things that you need on a regular basis, there is no need for people to be stressed trying to make all their supplies from scratch. What is important is for people to remember, going zero-waste doesn't have to be that hard. There are a million small ways to contribute to zero-waste efforts. Even buying snacks that do not need plastic packaging is already a big step.

"Living simply doesn't have to be that challenging. Keep in mind that to save the planet, you need to do away with the big projects. Make room for it in your life and you'll be surprised at how great it'll work out," Johnson said.

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