*Bulk & Unpackaged items are a combination of things that will be bought in the bulk and deli sections of the store and some items, such as eggs, will need to be purchased at the farmers market in order to come unpackaged.
*Homemade items are just that - homemade from scratch!
*Glass (or) Cardboard items are things that we use often, but cannot make. I will stick to only buying these things in glass. Baking soda (which I use for cleaning) comes in cardboard.
*Questionable items are things that I might not need, but want, and don't know how to find unpackaged. I am open to help and advice!
Soy Milk - I have thought about making, but it intimidates me and might be expensive. (We do not drink regular milk)
Half & Half - I use this in my coffee every day and I don't like coffee black. What should I do???
Butter - I can only find this packaged. I recycle the box, clean the wrappers, and compost them (as long as they are not the waxy paper).
Yeast - I need this for baking bread. Does it only come in packets???
Dog Food - Unless we make all of Olives food, which would be crazy expensive, we have to buy this packaged. I do make her treats from scratch, though!
Toilet Paper - This is our exception... enough said. However, I am looking for TP wrapped in paper instead of plastic.
I hope this visual helped you to see how we are going about this zero waste challenge. I know it helped me! Again, I would love any tips or advice that you might have!