Since last year, I’ve been working towards a zero waste lifestyle, starting from where I can, one step at a time, in my own way.
Just by being aware of it, I think I have reduced the amount of garbage I produce by about 20%.
Review of last year
There are seven new lifestyle habits that I started working on last year.
- Reuse of wine bottles
- Recycling of contact lens cases
- Reuse of shirt collar keepers
- Visualization of discharged waste
- Reuse of food cases by becoming a member of Seikatsu Club
- Harvesting baby leaf
- Simplify the bathroom（5% achieved）
For more information, please see below.
And this year, I have started three new initiatives. (One of them is still in preparation, though).
#08 | Bringing an Insulated Tumbler
Last December, I bought a coffee cup and tumbler with the original logo at the first Starbucks store in Seattle. I have never been to Starbucks with my own tumbler, but this was my chance to make my tumbler debut this year.
#9 | Reduction of Garbage Bags
I’ve always wondered about the garbage bags for throwing away garbage.
As for bottles, jars, cans, and plastic bottles, I always pack them in bags and take them to the garbage room, where I take them out of the bags and throw those garbage bags away and come back.
I always wondered if I could rethink that cycle, so I finally bought a garbage basket.
I feel so much better!
#10 | Compost
Finally, I’m going to try composting!
I’ve been worried that it would be difficult because of the smell, bugs, and the fact that I’m away from home a lot, but about a week ago, there was a Marche in Onjuku, and when I went there, Ayumi, my new friend there, very kindly gave me this bag called “LFC compost”!
She read my blog and found out I was interested in LFC compost and gave it to me because she didn’t use it.
I will be away from home a lot in February, so I hope to start in March.
The day before yesterday, I brought an empty contact lens case to the collection box.
I have saved it for about 2 months. This is the second time.
At that point, I received a cute coaster, saying, “To the customers who cooperated in the collection.”
This is a thank-you gift for participating in the Eyecity Eco Project, and it’s a small item made at sheltered workshops for people with disabilities all over Japan. I was looking for fabric coasters at just the right time, so I was very satisfied😆