Zero waste is a great end goal, however in a society that produces so much waste it’s pretty much impossible to go completely zero waste to the point that you’re putting nothing in dustbins that isn’t compostable/biodegradable. It can sometimes be difficult to accept that sometimes the best option is not a zero waste option, but unfortunately it’s pretty much impossible to never produce any waste. These are a few things that I often see people in zero waste forums asking about, especially people who are fairly new to zero waste, and the usual conclusion is that they’re isn’t always a perfect zero waste alternative.
Wether this be medicine tablets, vitamin supplements, bandages, creams/ointments or any other type of medical supplies, often these come in packaging that isn’t zero waste. If these are things you/your family need then it’s best to accept that you need them even if…
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