Hey Hey! I’m Dawn, the creator of Live Waste Free. Now I know what you’re thinking… Why?! Why would someone dedicate themselves to living waste free? Well friends, a whole bunch of reasons! About 9 months ago, while I was doing the weekly grocery order. I was checking out the produce section and it dawned on me just how much plastic we had covering our fruits and veggies. Carrots, lettuce, berries, corn, basically everything came in plastic bags. This isn’t including going through the aisles! Plastic and cardboard seemed to rain from the ceiling! So I started looking into it. As it turns out, tons of waste from food and beauty packaging are causing serious damage to our environment. So much of it either can’t be recycled or doesn’t even make it to the plant (less than 5%) and ends up sitting for years. Filling up landfills, trapping the organic material, resulting in methane gas (a serious greenhouse gas). Or it ends up in our water ways and eventually into the oceans harming so much marine life. These discoveries were enough for me to want to make a change. So basically, I became a super skeptic consumer and have therefore managed to reduce our household waste by over 80%! This has truly become a passion of mine, and I love sharing my challenges along the way, hoping to inspire those around me.
It’s important to remember that this lifestyle is not about perfection. It’s about trying our very best and knowing that we do have the power to make the change.