Hi! We’re Vicky and David, two South Africans living in Melbourne, Australia.
We have always been conscious of our impact on the environment and have always done the minimum, turning the tap off while brushing our teeth and soaping ourselves up in the shower, recycling religiously, and switching off lights when leaving a room.
But, we realised this wasn’t enough. We felt we needed to do more. After one fateful Netflix documentary (Cowspiracy), we became vegetarian for the sake of saving the earth.
That was over a year ago, but it still wasn’t enough.
After another fateful Netflix documentary (A Plastic Ocean), we knew we needed to go plastic free. It clicked into place that recycling our waste isn’t enough, we shouldn’t be contributing to the generation of waste in the first place. It is so easy to chuck your garbage into a recycling bin and forget about it, feeling like you have done the right thing.
But, that waste doesn’t disappear, especially plastic.
We have since become passionate about figuring out how we can become waste free and how we can help others reduce their waste.
Enter this blog!
We are by no means experts and are having epiphanies on how we can do better daily, but we want to share our wins, no matter how small, and be inspired by others’ ideas and achievements.
Because, yes, every little bit makes a difference!
Because, together, we can make a big difference.
Because, sometimes, we all need a little encouragement and a big pat on the back for caring among the indifference and trying despite discouragement.
I hope you’ll join us in doing what we can to minimise our waste and our impact on the environment and become part of the reusable nation. We’d love to have you along for the ride!
Thank you to these wonderful blogs and companies for mentioning us or letting us write a guest post:
We made it into Sustainable Jungle’s 10 Inspiring Zero Waste Blogs That Will Change Your Life
We wrote a guest article for Bring Me Home that shares 5 Tips for Getting Takeaway in Your Own Container
We shared a tip with SonderKraft for its 30 Easy Eco Friendly Tips From The Experts
We've joined the ranks of The Adelaide Life’s interviewees!: Reusable Nation: Melbourne couple's journey towards being zero waste
We contributed to this Lonely Planet article on sustainable travel: Sustainable travel: 6 ways to make a positive impact on your next trip
We shared tips for going waste free with WWF-Australia for its 24+ Tips For Going Plastic Free From Zero Waste Bloggers blog post