Posted by: Valerie31416015
Posted on: 12th Feb 2019
Our climate has been changing rapidly in the last few years due to an increase in factors such as pollution. Often, there are people who adopt a not-in-my-backyard attitude towards the issue of climate change and continue contributing to pollution.
Personally, I have been struggling to change my lifestyle such that I move towards a zero-waste one. Glass straws, lunchbox, fibrous table cloth, foldable cups, snack bags... I’ve got them all! However, lugging them around on days when all I want to do is bring a small bag out can be a challenge. Even remembering to bring my own recyclable bag can be a challenge sometimes. However, to avoid contributing to the waste, I choose not to take a plastic bag whenever I can if I forget to bring my own bag. Order drinks and decline taking a straw if I forgot to bring my own. Skip buying my favourite bubble tea (aka boba) for the day if I forgot to bring my cup. These are ways that I use to overcome the challenges of moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle.
Furthermore, I have taken to making my own beeswax wraps so that I can avoid using cling wraps. These are small steps we can take to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle!
What would be really interesting for me is to come up with an alternative for tin foil!
Another thing that I have been meaning to do but have yet to start is to make my own compost. This has been extremely challenging because being around creepy-crawlies dont sit well with me! However, given time, I hope that I will be able to overcome my fears and start composting.
Lastly, I have been trying to walk to a nearby destination rather than drive in order to reduce my carbon footprint. It is especially challenging especially on a hot day though! What I could do with is an air-conditioned suit that can magically turn hot air into cool air without adding to the pollution problem! :)