Zero Waste Challenge

Zero Waste Challenge: Day 4

After the fiasco that was yesterday, I was determined to do better today. I’m also relieved that today was a work from home day. I have a sneaking suspicion that not being at work contributed heavily to my successes over the weekend…

My plan for today was to do a lot of work, while in my pyjamas (thus saving on washing, obviously). The ideal zero-waste day! Nothing to buy. Nowhere to go.


We’ve ran out of shampoo and body scrub… I was fairly confident that I can make body scrub, and I have some glass jars I’ve been saving for exactly that purpose. However, I’m somewhat vain about my hair. I really don’t know if I can go the baking soda and vinegar route… I’m definitely ordering a solid bar of shampoo online from Lush.

The body scrub was a great success. It turns out Blue Peter has children doing it, which makes me feel vastly more confident.


Sugar, to almost fill your container

Argon oil (because I happen to have a lot of it left over, but you could use any oil you like)

5 – 10 drops of any essential oils you like

Optional: organic food colouring, dried petals or leaves


The milkman arrived! Huzzah! I woke up to two pints of milk, in glass bottles with foil tops, and a bottle of orange juice. And it was lovely. I’ve definitely been missing a trick here.

Since I was at home, and I didn’t consume any plastic, I’m counting today as an unqualified success.


I did give myself stomach ache with the 20 chicken nuggets I ate last night. Who would have thunk it, right? There was nothing resembling a Rennie in the house, and, since I’ve already used up two of my free passes, and this didn’t seem to be a life-or-death situation, I resorted to putting out the aromatherapy books and rubbing Di-Gize on my stomach. It had a sort of tingly, warming sensation, which was rather comforting, and my stomach ache eventually subsided. Mim 1: Plastic 0…


5 thoughts on “Zero Waste Challenge: Day 4”

  1. Umm… I think I’ll be keeping some aspects. Like the milkman. Packed lunches. Farmers markets. My own cleaning spray… but I think its going to be too hard to keep up on a daily basis all in. I might try the challenge again next year and see if it’s easier when I’ve been using my new plastic free hacks for a year…

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