Wednesday, March 20, 2019


There was this thought in the back of my mind. I knew for sure that it’s the time – as a resource – that makes it easier for me to dive into what zero waste means.

I have time and I feel privileged.

I am privileged. I never had to worry about food or shelter. I also had good clothes, the best education I could get, I never had to plan whether I should take this or that job because I am lucky enough to stick only to my education. I can get even more education, there is no limit for that. I have Internet and water on a daily basis, I can afford rice milk weekly, I can travel wherever. I have books to read, movies to watch, I can go to the cinema, I hang out with my friends whenever. My parents are one call away.

I am privileged. My heart is full of gratitude for my parents because they made all of these possible.

I am privileged to have time and energy to search, read and implement zero waste hacks into my life.

I am privileged enough to buy an eco-friendly toothbrush, a zero waste toothpaste, bio food, eco-friendly detergents. But what about those who aren’t? Or what about us struggling to find the best wasteless alternatives out there on the market when everything is plastic-packed?

It’s easier to go for the Colgate toothbrush – cheaper and could be found in any market. It’s easier to choose processed food – cheaper and saves you a lot of time. Usually, you have no time. It’s easier to grab some Cif cleaning product because you know only this one from the ads on TV even though it has tons of toxic ingredients.

What happens when you don’t have time? When you don’t have energy? When you cannot even reach the information related to climate change? What if you cannot grab the fucking idea that EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US is responsible for even a small-small part of humankind-destroying-their-planet context?
Maira Gall