Wow. It’s been a year. I remember planning this blog towards the end of 2016. And now i’m in the second year of my “official” zero waste journey.
The first year had been challenging. I tried my best but still occasionally fell short.
Obviously, i’m still faaaar from zero. Just for transparency: not included in those containers are our household waste or waste i share with my middle-class family. But this year, i will do better and, hopefully, be more in control.
My general goal: to fit a year’s worth of personal trash in two containers or less. And then for this blog, i will focus more on sharing tips and resources (aside from experiences). Especially because some of my friends are now starting their own little steps towards zero waste this year. (Yay!) So now the agenda is to help them and others stay on this journey. Thankfully, because zero waste is now gaining popularity, more alternatives and solutions are now available. I will blog about these very soon.
Anyway, Happy New Year to you who are reading this. I’m going to assume that you’re here because you want to do some change this year, particularly, to minimize your waste. The waste crisis in this country alone is unimaginably huge. People need to give a shit. So if you’re thinking of helping fix that through zero waste, then welcome aboard! I’m glad you want to do this. The zero waste community in the Philippines is growing. That’s proof that zero waste is doable and achievable.
If you’re new to zero waste, i hope you find this blog helpful. If you’ve been zero wasting, feel free to share experiences and tips! One of the things i discovered last year is that there’s nothing more kilig than meeting a fellow Pinoy zero waster! It feels amazing when you encounter people who give a damn about things you give a damn about. It makes you realize that there are people who care for this country and for this planet. It inspires you to do more, do better. It gives you hope.