A Sustainable Future
Not just a movement but a way of life
Growing up in my household, learning how to reduce was just a way of life. There was no talk of "no waste" or "low waste," and there was definitely no such thing as the "zero waste movement." For my family, our habits to reduce simply stemmed from the need to save money.
Since I was a child, I was taught to turn off the water between soaping and rinsing during a shower. Whether I am washing dishes or brushing my teeth, the sink water should never be left running continuously if not directly in use. Junk mail was used as scratch paper for math homework and brainstorming. Unless it was raining continuously for several days, laundry would always be hung outside to dry. The list goes on and on! For me, these habits form the core of how I define sustainability.
With that said, I understand that zero-waste is currently unrealistic for many individuals and in many homes, if not completely unrealistic for all in this point in time. I myself do not live a "zero-waste" life, but I do strive to make as sustainable a decision as possible.
Regardless of one’s definition of sustainability or one’s lifestyle, I believe that if we all start making changes together, no matter how small or large and no matter how few or great in number, then we can collectively create a greener and cleaner earth for all to live on. Whether you shop at The Daisy Refillery or not, I hope we can inspire you to think more consciously about some of your habits and how they may affect the beautiful world we share.
~ KC (Owner and Manager of The Daisy Refillery)