Zero Waste Plan | Next Step

Zero Waste

The following five actions are already being worked on. Now, let’s think about what to do next.

  1. Reuse of wine bottles
  2. Recycling of contact lens cases
  3. Reuse of shirt collar keepers
  4. Visualization of discharged waste
  5. Reuse of food cases by becoming a member of Seikatsu Club

Start with the things you can do with your eyes closed!

Interesting messages I found on the streets in Hong Kong.

When considering specific initiatives, the most important thing for me is “whether or not to continue.”
The lifestyle you’re used to is as natural and comfortable as breathing air.
When trying to change that, I think it usually requires effort, but I will try not to force it too much and just try to incorporate things that I can enjoy naturally.

All of the five initiatives I have already started have been enjoyable and sustainable, and I would like to continue to increase my actions from the same perspective.

I’m going to look at Zero Waste Home, written by Bea Johnson, US-based environmental activist and work on picking up things that I can keep doing without too much effort!

#06 | Gardening

Food grown in the garden is always package-free and label-free! For example, herbs are usually sold in plastic containers, and you can’t choose the amount, but you can easily grow them in a planter. (Omitted) You can harvest a lot of baby leaf and leaves in a short period of time.

Zero Waste Home, written by Bea Johnson

Last weekend, I got some rosemary, Cuban oregano, oregano, and tarragon from my uncle’s house, who is our teacher of gardening, so I’m going to plant them on the roof.

In addition to that, I went to the local home depo to look at the leafy plants they sell this time of year, and ended up buying only two baby leaf plants.

Now I pray that the Choy sum, spinach, potherb mustard, cilantro, radish, and Japanese white radish that we planted in the Onjuku vegetable garden will grow well without being disturbed by insects or Reeves’s muntjac.

#07 | Simplify the bathroom.

The bathroom area – washroom, bathroom and toilet – is probably the second most common place in the house where garbage is generated. But even here, waste can be easily prevented by extensive cleanup, reuse, and preparation of separate containers.

Zero Waste Home, written by Bea Johnson

To tell the truth, I have a disgusting amount of cosmetics and toiletries.
I have always loved to buy these kinds of things, and although I rarely buy them these days, I have a lot of things lying around that I don’t know when I bought them.

I’m going to get up and take out everything I have stored away and see what I really need!
I thought about it, but I didn’t feel like it.

I decided to start with what I could do without too much effort, so I took out from the shelves the perfumes, body creams, hand creams, etc. that I had bought because I liked the brand or the packaging, but hadn’t used at all.
I’m going to put it back in its imposing case and sell it in the online store, as it has completely become a decoration.

Bathroom simplification: 5% achieved today!