Feeling a bit of a zero waste fatigue. It feels like a real privilege to do the right thing very often. From spending time to research options, going to different stores, filling own containers, often not knowing how much it will cost, that is a huge barrier to make this movement more accessible for all. We definitely spend about 20-30% more trying to do zero waste. Refilling a shampoo or detergent and paying 3-10x what it originally cost just doesn't feel that great - and I only did it once. There are just a few bulk items that seem to be consistently cheaper as the packaged, like oatmeal, flour, legumes, spices.
Challenge of family of 4 living the WWMFD ('What would Michael Foster do?') way. Inspired by our friend, the Climate Warrior Michael, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint at least 10 % each year by going plastic free, travel less, being a more mindful consumer.