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What I Did Before Zero Waste Bulk: Project Mental Health Recovery

What I Did Before Zero Waste Bulk: Project Mental Health Recovery

I’m often asked what I did before I took on this project. Usually I mumble up some half truth and quickly change the subject. To be honest, I was ill. I was busy fighting for my life. Fighting with myself for a reason to live.

That’s the truth. I would have no trouble admitting it if I had a broken leg, but mental illness stigma makes it feel so wrong and awkward to share what I just did, like it should be kept hidden away like a dirty little secret.

How Not to Buy New Zero Waste Products

How Not to Buy New Zero Waste Products
Refusing and reducing our consumption are best ways reduce our impact on the planet. While plastic-free reusable alternatives are better than plastic disposables, you can further reduce your impact and save money by not buying new at all. By buying used or making do with what you already have, less resources are used to create new products.

Letting Go of Stuff

Letting Go of Stuff
I’ve been thinking about how my relationship with stuff - material possessions - have changed over the past 2 years. For the most part, I no longer desire stuff nor do I feel sentimentally tied to my belongings, and it’s so... freeing.