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.


You can catch my weekly updates on my Youtube channel and my Instagram as well.


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.

week 1

week 2

week 3

week 4

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2 replies on “The Trash Jar Challenge

  1. I’m a huge fan Phoebe!!!❤ Just not entirely sure I can join, yet. Could you also maybe do a video about how to feel less stressed out when we see stuff againts the advocacy? It’s what usually demotivates me. Seeing everything in packages, trash everwhere, less alternatives, and on and on. Really frustrating😭😭😭😭

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