Imagine this conversation:
Sorry, honey. I know you wanted to give out Star Wars cards on Valentine’s Day, but we’re going zero waste this year. That glow stick lightsaber taped to the card is “totally epic,” but it’s also totally wasteful. Your friends will play with that for a day, tops, and then it’s headed straight for the landfill. How about making some seed paper hearts instead?
Whose kid is going to sign up for that deal?
(Not mine, at least.)
It’s a lot easier to go zero waste when you’re the only one making the decisions. Add a partner and some kids with spending money to the equation, and it gets more complicated.
Zero waste living doesn’t have to be anti-fun. Have your Star Wars Valentines! You don’t need to craft biodegradable Valentines cards for the whole second grade — just look for something that’s recyclable and plastic-free.