#SCJZeroWaste Challenge Update and #Giveaway

About a month ago I shared with you the SC Johnson Zero Waste challenge, and I urged you to find new ways to reduce waste in your home. It’s check-in time, how did you do?

I think our family is rocking it! We continue to buy non-perishable items in bulk at the grocery store. However, we noticed that even things like unnecessary fees on your bank accounts, can be waste. This challenge is encouraging us to think of waste on a whole new level, not just physical items.

Achieving Zero Waste is not an easy feat in a household, never mind a large organization!

SC Johnson Canada has a waste diversion rate of 98 percent, far above industry requirements, giving them ZWIA Zero Waste certification. In order to reach Zero Waste certification, SC Johnson replaced garbage bins at individual workstations with centralized sorting bins to ensure zero waste leaves the office areas. The small changes they made allowed them to achieve the Zero Waste certification.

We have found so much “older” technology in our house, such as old cell phones, cords, and batteries. Knowing how to deal with this type of waste is very important to ensure a minimal environmental impact. Check locally for locations that recycle electronics and technology.

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DID YOU KNOW?

In Canada, SC Johnson responsibly resells or recycles 100 percent of its e-waste and surplus IT equipment, including hardware.

There are other ways our family has stepped up to the Zero Waste Challenge:

I asked my kiddies to think of a way to reduce waste, and one idea was to remove all of the movies from their DVD cases and put them in special multi-sleeves.

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We do a lot of recycling in our house, and as stated previously our kids are very involved, with each of them having two bins in their room, one for garbage and one for recycling.

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Waste doesn’t have to be a total negative. For example, we recently bought a bookshelf for our room and repurposed the huge boxes for our son to play with.

I’m still looking for new ways to reduce waste, so don’t be shy! Let me know what you’re doing that I can “borrow” from ya!

It wouldn’t be a fun challenge if we didn’t have a giveaway to support it, am I right?!

GIVEAWAY TIME

Who’s ready for a Mom 2 Mom challenge?
You could win a prize pack valued at $350! Ends Dec 21, 2015

SC Johnson ‪#‎SCJZeroWaste‬ Giveaway

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with SC Johnson and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

13 Comments

  1. Jackie M
    December 21, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    We reduce waste by using containers with lids (vs saran wrap), we use reusable water bottles (vs buying water bottles) and bring containers to restaurants just in case we have left overs.

  2. stacy kozier
    December 12, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    we recycle where we can, my son constantly uses boxes for crafing, save and reuse egg cartons

  3. naiddia p
    December 7, 2015 / 9:03 am

    I recycle whatever I can and take my cloth bags to the grocery store.

  4. December 7, 2015 / 8:57 am

    We buy in bulk and reduce a lot of packaging this way. We also recycle on a daily basis.

  5. Dreena
    December 7, 2015 / 8:30 am

    We recycle and re-use items. Also, we try not to buy things we don’t really need.
    Cheers.

  6. maria
    December 6, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    I don’t buy excess stuff. I only buy what i need, recycle what can be recycled and bring my own reusable bags to the store.

  7. Darlene Schuller
    December 3, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    We recycle our trash & currently in talks with the landlord about composting. We reuse water bottles and save cereal boxes, paper towel rolls for crafts & school.

  8. Wanda Bergman
    December 2, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    I use so much paper, so I take extra special care to recycle everything that I can.

  9. Janet B
    December 2, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    I think that it’s really good t buy bulk and be aware of packaging when purchasing items. I don’t necessarily agree that removing dvds from their cases and putting them in paper is reducing–it’s just rearranging what packaging there is. However, if you e-use those dvd cases for something else, then it’s reducing waste.
    I try to recycle and reduce as much as possible too. Even if it’s only me, I am making an impact. I think a really good thing to do is to email companies who do not think about packaging and reducing, to let them know that we are aware of cycling and reducing and have noticed their failure. I would hope it would help them change their ways.

  10. Paula R
    December 2, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    I recycle and reduce Justas much as I can, even the smallest piece of paper

  11. Toby
    December 2, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    So many ways, but bringing your own bags when shopping is a good one, and reuse or recycle everything as much as possible!

  12. Brenda
    December 2, 2015 / 1:44 am

    We only purchase what we need and items with less packaging.

  13. Rebby
    December 2, 2015 / 1:25 am

    We recycle everything we possibly can!

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