A Call For Zero Waste ContributionsKate Stuart
Kate Stuart runs The Phoenix Green Store, making household textiles and zero waste alternatives from recycled/reclaimed/re-purposed fabric. She also writes for No Serial Number Magazine and is looking for contributions from people who follow a zero waste lifestyle for her latest article. Read on for more details!
I’ve been on a zero-waste journey for a while now. It’s a difficult path, especially when funds are low and you have a family to cater for. Sometimes you just want to give up when it feels too futile, but something that has always spurred me on has been seeing and reading about the achievements of others on this path. It’s really not easy to wade in against the tide of plastic that is drowning our beautiful planet, but knowing that others are putting as much effort in with as much determination, really does make a difference to the collective consciousness of zero-wasters the world over.
That’s why I was so happy to be asked to write an article that will present some of these achievements, made by people just like you, in No Serial Number Magazine. So this is a call out to you – if you have crafted your own zero waste alternative at home I’d like you to get in touch. Anything that you have made which reduces your waste or removed the need for plastic in your home, I want to hear about it. Help us to inspire others on this journey with great ideas, tutorials and links to sustainable zero waste alternatives. It could make the difference between someone giving up the journey or continuing, newly inspired and enthused by your efforts. We are, after all, all in this together.
If this message speaks to you and you want to be part of my article, I’d love you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
1) Your name and location (city and/or country)
2) How long you’ve been on the zero waste journey and what your catalyst for beginning was.
3) What your crafted item is, how you make it, and what it replaces in your home.
4) What sustainable zero waste alternative to an everyday item have you found/bought, where and what did it replace.
Please provide 2 high res photos to support questions 3 & 4.
Thank you so much for reading, and I’m looking forward to reading all your replies.