Too often I worry zero waste is framed as just the plastic around produce or an occasional non-sustainable purchase. Waste is more than just the tangible waste you create on a day-to-day basis (ie. why I think the whole “year of trash in a mason jar” is bullshit).
Waste is in the energy and resources needed to create a product. It’s the emissions around transporting items around the globe. It’s… more than a plastic bag.
None of this is said to scare you, or to say that making those small habit shifts aren’t important. It’s just key to know there’s more to zero waste than the trash you see on a day-to-day basis. So these four challenges are designed to A) reduce the waste you create on the daily and B) get you thinking of zero waste beyond just a plastic wrapper.