It is a brand new year and a brand new month, hello January 2019! For the past 15 months that I have been on this “zero-waste” journey, I have never come close to reducing my trash fitting a mason jar. Now, this is a far off representation on what living more consciously means but I do want to keep a very keen track on how much trash I still produce.
With that, I will be documenting all the trash that I accumulate for the next 31 days. I wanted to do this challenge when I actually started “zero-waste” last October 2017 yet it gave me too much stress thinking about every nitty gritty detail on ALL the trash I make. This time, it will be different. Why? I am doing this with these 3 things in mind as the outcome, come January 31:
- Be aware of ALL the trash I make.
- Be transparent with the trash I make, knowing no one is really “zero-waste”.
- Be understanding with my surroundings.
So, who is with me? Let’s make the start of the year a learning experience.
I think it will be a great challenge especially here in the Philippines. Yes, the “zero-waste” advocacy is here (Heck, the community just stopped 130,000 balloons being dropped on NYE); though there are still a lot of exclusivity and waste in the movement. I have recently moved out and it has been a whole new battlefield.
For the next 31 days, I will be uploading a weekly update on how my trash jar is going. Surely there will be trash that I accumulate which will not be going in the jar, so that will be interesting to see how I will be handling it. Watch out for the video every Wednesday [January 9,16,23,30] and a recap video on February 3. Here is to a better month ahead.