I started my journey to ZERO-Waste almost ten years ago when I used steel containers to carry my food stuffed inside my big handbag. Till last year I was working five days a week. I made a rough calculation on how many lunch sheets(polythene wrappers) I have not used but saved from damaging the environment. I felt proud.

You might think what I can do after all as it is just one person-me. I am a simple girl who does not have any power. But I am very conscious about how I want to leave this beautiful blue planet called Earth. Should I leave polythene and plastic wrappers for another 200 years after my death for the generations to come to deal with? Or should I make a stand on my own and contribute to less waste on a daily basis. I found my answer many years ago though I never wanted to put it out there on a blog for you to read. Now more than ever I am determined to contribute to less waste on a daily basis.

This journey of 0-waste is not a perfect one. It is made out of simple little things I do to eliminate my share of waste. If I continue on this path I believe someday I will be able to achieve my destination :a life of ZERO-WASTE.

It is not easy. But I feel so badly that Earth deserves it: for all the water, food and the clean air she has given me.

I owe her everything
She owes me nothing
D Karunakalage

In the days to come I will share with you all the little things I continue to do on behalf of this journey.  This is Deepthie, signing off for now with love.