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