One thing we quickly learned living in our tiny house of 125 square feet was that TRASH is a BIG deal! Even a little bit of trash can feel like a lot in a tiny space. I picked up a book on Zero Waste living (Zero Waste Home) that helped me find strategies to A) keep trashing from entering our home to begin with and B) manage trash more efficiently once it did.
Zero Waste living is based on the usual “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” ideas, but also adds “Rot” (compost) and “Refuse” to the list… meaning that we shop in a way that brings less trash in the house and refuse freebies, etc. Using cloth bags instead of allowing more plastic shopping bags in the house is another example. Avoiding products that are packaged in plastic, especially single use plastics, and instead choosing recycle-able packaging. Glass is the best way to store food, so we collected canning jars instead of plastic storage containers.
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