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We’ve been gradually adjusting to the zero waste lifestyle. That being said, it’s been about a 6 month learning curve. But it’s all about improvement! We have gotten to the point where we are buying consciously, reusing anything we can, building a relationship with our community farm to compost, and recycling what we can’t do anything else with. It’s hard in social situations for me to ask people to do their jobs differently. In a restaurant, I don’t want to ask them to put my leftover food in my own container. I struggle to remember to take to go cups with me (like ever), and even when I do, feel awkward asking them to “change it up”. I’ve got a long way to go. But even though I’m not where I want to be, I can physically see the progress. When we first moved here, we had to make a mental note to take the trash out every night after we finished cooking, or else we would get fruit flies so bad they’d drive us insane. Now, after reusing, recycling, composting, and just overall being more conscious of what we buy: I just took the trash out **FOR THE MONTH**. (And no fruit flies, either!) It’s been a long journey, and I’ve got a lot farther to go, but these little milestones are fueling my fire. What fuels your zero waste fire?