Practicing Sustainability with SMA
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. My column on sustainability went up yesterday, in which I talk about all the waste that’s produced with SMA and how I’ve tried to address it. In my experience, a lot of the things people suggest just don’t work for disabled people—I can’t take public transportation, for example, or cut down on my number of flights. But there are certain things I can do! And, as with most things, every little bit helps.
I’ve been busy preparing for the next round of home renovation, so I’ve been spending far more money than I originally planned, but I’m trying to be more conscious about what I buy and why. I used to just buy things with the assumption that, if I ended up not wanting it, I could donate it, but since discovering that most donations end up in the landfill, I’ve really been limiting my impulse purchases. It’s hard, but I think it’s worth it!
Do y’all have any tips for reducing waste and practicing sustainability with SMA?