Friday, June 10, 2011

Zero Waste Living

A few months ago, I heard about the blog The Zero Waste Home. The author, Bea, discusses how she and her family live a waste free lifestyle. Though their life is simplified, it is no less fulfilling. They place value in experiences and memories as opposed to material objects. Compared to simply aiming to lead an ecofriendly lifestyle, many might say that they've taken it to the extreme, but isn't this how we all used to live for many years before the arrival of manufacturing and modern conveniences?

While this type of lifestyle may not work for everyone, i do think we can all stand to minimize clutter in our lives and reevaluate the choices we make as consumers. There are many benefits that go along with a simpler lifestyle such as healthier homecooked food, less exposure to toxins commonly found in household products, and reduced living costs.

I'm still a long way from reaching where i want to be in terms of decluttering my life, but Bea's blog has certainly inspired me and made me think. Even if you don't agree with everything on the blog, check it out and decide for yourself.

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