Even people with the best intentions of encouraging others to act in more conscious ways, we can feel so much pressure to be perfectly sustainable. While in an ideal world everyone would be living a zero waste vegan lifestyle perfectly, the pressure of reaching this essentially un-attainable goal encourages people to not even try. The bottom line is that sustainability is built on compassion for our world and everyone on it, so does this not include ourselves too? Be kind to you. Sustainable living needs to be inclusive, compassionate and encouraging to truly bring everyone on board and make an impact.
In my relatively short minimal waste journey, there have been many small challenges, many very easy changes, and a few big hurdles that I've really struggled with. One of the biggest has been getting my skin-care routine in order.I now follow four steps, day and night, that with other aspects of my life have slowly become zero waste.