Since the beginning of 2017, Vanessa has been working to avoid waste. This is not always possible. But compared to the past, it’s very little. “Before we started Zero Waste, we used to fill two 35-litre bags a week.”
The family did not reduce waste overnight. It took about nine months to convert the household. “For some products, I’m still looking for alternatives.” Besides, Vanessa cooks differently now. “Before, I had a fixed menu in my head, now I’m looking at what I can do with the provisions.” This was for her a liberation.
Vanessa doesn’t want to be too strict with herself and her family. She is trying to make her life more ecological step by step. “In my opinion we need to relax and not make a religion with Zero Waste.”