That feeling when you’re so tired you’re not sure you can do what you need to do, much less deal with living zero waste.
I’m sure we’ve all felt it anecdotally, but science actually backs those feelings up with cold, hard facts. Studies show that sleep deprivation “lowers inhibition and enhances impulsivity to negative stimuli”. Basically, when you’re tired it’s much easier to make poor choices you wouldn’t otherwise.
In zero waste terms, I’m sure we can all think of an example. Buying a plastic-wrapped ready meal on a 15 minute lunch break. Forgetting your reusable mug and getting a single-use cup because you need caffeine. Making an impulse purchase we later regret because we were too tired to do proper research.