Today’s Word: discard

September 16, 2018 =========

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If you discard something, you get rid of it because you no longer need or want it. The most common thing we discard is the wrapping or the box that something we bought came in. For example, the shoe box our shoes came in, or the bag our fruit was in.

Recently, I read a book called Waste Not. It was very interesting! The author was trying not to create any trash that needed discarding. A few years ago, she decided to do Plastic Free July ( meaning that during July, she would use NO plastics or as little plastics as possible, so that there was nothing to discard.

The Plastic Free July challenge opened her eyes to how much trash and landfill just one person creates, and so she decided to live without creating waste as much as possible. In other words, she reuses, recycles, sells, or donates her “trash” and the very last option is to discard, but only if there is no other choice.

What do you think of this idea? Is a waste-free life possible?