Meet my friend Anita, an amazing girl who worked as a rocket scientist for years and is now studying medicine PLUS she’s taught me so much about working towards living a zero waste lifestyle. Its #GiveAFork month so let’s hear from the lovely one herself on how we can be more culinary conscious!
Faye: Why did you change your lifestyle to a zero waste one?
Anita: My zero waste lifestyle started in July 2015 when I was going through a ‘quarter-life’ crisis, I had climbed up the ‘Corporate Ladder’ and was a successful Engineering Manager, however despite the monetary success I was not truly happy. I was stagnating in my personal growth and I realised I needed to align to my core values. So, I decided to make some changes to my external environment in hope to be able to heal my inner turmoil. I turned towards minimalism and a living more eco-friendly life, this was a start to learning more about consumerism and sustainability. It was then I realised I didn’t need much to be happy, so I finally gained the courage to quit my corporate job and go back to university to study Medicine.
Its the small things we can do that make a big difference to mother nature
Here are the details of my zero waste kit
1.Glass mason jar and one of a kind cutlery found at the Salvos
2. Knitted cotton napkin handmade by my Mumma
3. Glass froggy straw from Green Nutritionals
4. Produce bags from Biome
#ZeroWaste #Reuse #FashionHound
Check out Anita on instagram @rocket_science
PS Anita came to visit me at one of the Salvos Street boutiques and we decked her out in pretty preloved finds, see you can get your zero waste on with your fashion too