I have also begun preparing for my Zero Waste Month and am getting very excited. I think I might start a fundraiser to raise awareness and donate funds along the way. Potentially donating menstrual cups to local women shelters. I am sewing my own produce bags today from old fabric I used for my handbag business in college. I am also going to a Package Free store in Williamsburg to get a compostable sponge. Here has been my prep list:
Reusable shopping bag
Bamboo mini Spork
Handkerchief (aka cut up a piece of fabric)
Airtight stainless steel lunchbox (to carry everywhere for leftovers/lunch)
Aluminum water bottle
Lush tooth powder
Recycled toilet paper
I got a few of these items while in KL so they were so much less expensive than in America, which was awesome. I might do a trial grocery shop today to see how my bags work and do a prep before stating officially March 1.
The past 2 months I have started to become very aware of my trash. I have noticed that I am given so much trash without my consent, and starting to think ahead of where I can prevent this. For example, I have started practicing a few new phrases “no straw please,” “I have my own bag,” and “ I don’t use plastic” have become very helpful. I am the most excited for this month and cannot wait to get started!