My name’s Agnese, and my partner Alex and I have been working on changing our lifestyle and becoming more Eco-friendly for over a year now, sharing it all on our blog ‘Our Simple Cottage’.
How it started…
Flashback to late 2016, we started becoming more aware and more passionate about the environment, but specifically plastic. We began properly learning about the detrimental effect our plastic usage was having on the world and this needed to change quickly. Growing up in the expat community of Hong Kong, being Eco-friendly was always spoken about, yet we realized that no one around us was really taking this seriously and that recycling wasn’t going to solve the problem.
We knew that plastic didn’t biodegrade and that it was damaging the world, yet we were still blindly using it? So, on January first we made a challenge for each other to not use any single use plastic for a month. The first few weeks were trying, but it got easier, and when the month was over, we realized we were in for something longer term.
It’s now been a year, and our lives have changed in ways we never expected! We realized that this was something we wanted to continue for, well, forever! This wasn’t a “challenge” that one can do once and then stop, this was a whole lifestyle change, and we haven’t gone back since! We started with just single use plastic, and have now developed into totally zero waste living! Our focus in now on simplicity, and living simply at our simple cottage.
We share tips, resources, thoughts, news, and update you on our progress. Follow our blog ‘Our Simple Cottage’ and follow us on instagram @thezerowastecottage to keep updated and to further your zero waste journey. At the moment we primarily focus on Hong Kong and general zero waste living tips, but late 2018 we will be moving to Australia so stay tuned! We also share experience on intentional living in general, and the other aspects of simplicity that have come into our cottage as a result of zero waste!