I created this 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge when I was volunteering with the Washington State Democrats and working on issues of climate and the environment. We started this 30-day challenge on Earth Day 2018 and it was originally published as a series of daily posts on facebook. There are so many wonderful zero-waste leaders and resources available to learn how to minimize our negative impact on the planet. I’ve borrowed heavily from them and you will find attributions and links to original sources on each Challenge.
Click on each link to view the daily challenges! Try it with friends and let me know how it goes!
Kick-Off – Day 1: SAY ‘NO!’ TO PLASTIC STRAWS
DAY 2: SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS
DAY 3: SAY NO TO PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES
DAY 4: SAY NO TO DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS
DAY 5: USE HANDKERCHIEFS INSTEAD OF TISSUES
DAY 6: PACK REUSABLE TAKE OUT CONTAINERS
DAY 7: SWITCH FROM A PLASTIC TO BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH
DAY 8: SWITCH TO DIY HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
DAY 9: RECYCLE LESS – Yes, you heard me right!
DAY 10: DECLUTTER
DAY 11: GREEN PETS
DAY 12: JOIN A TOOL LIBRARY
DAY 13: COMPOST IT!
DAY 14: ZERO WASTE + PLASTIC-FREE GARDENING
DAY 15: FOOD LOSS/WASTE SERIES-AVOID FISH OR REDUCE/CHOOSE CAREFULLY
DAY 16: FOOD LOSS/WASTE SERIES – MAKE AN AUDIT OF YOUR OWN FOOD WASTE
DAY 17: FOOD LOSS/WASTE SERIES: HELP WITH FOOD RESCUE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
DAY 18: FOOD LOSS/WASTE SERIES: FARM TO GROCERY STORE – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
DAY 19: FOOD LOSS/WASTE SERIES: TREAT YOURSELF TO A HOUSEHOLD HABITS MAKEOVER!
DAY 20: FOOD LOSS/WASTE SERIES: EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS.
DAY 21: CLOTH NAPKINS
DAY 22: GET RID OF JUNK MAIL
DAY 23: REFUSE FREE STUFF
DAY 24: ZERO WASTE CLOSET SERIES – DONATE/RECYCLE UNWANTED TEXTILES AND GARMENTS
DAY 25: ZERO WASTE CLOSET SERIES – GO MINIMALIST
Day 26: ZERO WASTE BATHROOM
Day 27: GET OUT THERE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Day 28: LIVING WITHOUT PLASTIC
Day 29: ZERO WASTE SHOPPING
FINAL DAY 30: JOURNEY TOWARD ZERO WASTE – GO FORTH AND SPEAK UP!