Waste Free Tennessee

Helping you make the transition to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, one step at a time. Reducing waste, choosing sustainability, and giving back to the environment to stop climate change and take care of this shared planet on which we live.

Plastic Pollution: Does it have an impact on your life?

Most of us tend to focus on the immediate problems in our lives instead of the ones that will creep up on us at some undetermined time in the future. I believe this is one of the top reasons why many people fail to take action on issues like waste reduction. We don’t consciously think, “plastic pollution doesn’t affect me” instead, we’re just too busy to think about it. What you can’t see can hurt you. Just because you do not...

Staying Motivated to Live Waste Free When Your Partner is not on Board

Finding the motivation One brick wall many of us run into is a partner who is not at all motivated to reduce waste. To be honest, some people simply do not want to put forth the effort. I have found it is best to simply inform, explain the reasoning, and then let it go. No matter how much you dislike seeing a pile of paper towels go in the trash can. And irregardless of how many times you find the lights on with no one around, relationships are...

Budget friendly, simple swaps for waste reduction

Going waste free without going broke Here are a few ideas for simple swaps that will help you reach your zero waste goals! Paper towels vs. cloth Buying a pack of inexpensive cotton cloths one time, washing them once per week is not so much more time consuming than using paper towels. The latter involves driving to the store, paying for a giant package of individually plastic wrapped rolls of paper towels, lugging them home, storing them,...

What is Zero Waste and How Do I Get Started?

We’re all concerned about the environment. No matter where you live, this website will be a tool to help you achieve your goals when it comes to reducing waste. Here you will find helpful facts, DIY projects, help with recycling, and much more. We are working on spreading the word about reducing waste through local workshops and educational speaking events. What is Zero Waste? You may have first heard the term “zero waste” in...

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