For those of you who didn’t know this weekend was thanksgiving here in Canada! Me and my boyfriend and our 2 friends decided to car pool down to Edmonton for a Slash concert! So with living in a small town and getting the opportunity to go to a huge city means tons of shopping! How did this go being Zero Waste you might ask? surprisingly well actually. I made a list of things I needed and a list of things I wanted. I mostly only bought from the needed list as opposed to the want list. I didn’t end up going too much over board which I am incredibly proud of my self for doing!
I got my pair of Fall/Spring boots that I had been looking for, and they met all my requirements as well! grippy, warm, and waterproof. I also got another pair of tom type shoes for $8. I couldn’t say no because of the price and they are great slip on shoes for running out of the house quickly without having to tie up your laces every time.
I found a cheap fez at the Halloween store to finally complete my 11th doctor Costume! but lo and behold, it had a plastic tag holder on it 😦
I also bought 3 tins of my favorite teas from Davids tea. The only waste on these would be the stickers. I can reuse the tins if I remember to bring them in next time.
I excitedly got 2 different shampoo bars to try out! 1 from lush (and a bath bomb) that both came waste free and a second one from Rocky mountain soap company which came with a waxy kind of paper which I don’t think is compostable.
I bought a princess dress for my step daughters second birthday! Merida is the obvious choice for a red headed girl don’t you think?
Lastly I got some fabric for a couple projects i am working on. I refused the plastic bag and just tossed everything in my backpack.
Final waste list
- 3 Plastic tag holders and elastics from both pairs of shoes, and Merida dress, and Fez
- 1 receipt from Fabric, and receipts from a couple of the other items that I didn’t get a choice on
- paper cover from shampoo bar.
- 3 stickers from Davids tea tins.
- 2 plastic bags from shoes and dress.
- 10 straws and napkins from various meals.
- Lastly 2 Styrofoam take away containers. I lucked out and had one that was cardboard/paper.
Over all I would say this was a successful trip!