I started practising zero waste 4 months ago. It was easy an easy conversion for me as my roommate is a hard-core zero waste and I got his full support and appreciation. I planned my transition on a weekly schedule so I can do things sustainably.
Even before doing anything I was doing so many things which aligned with the zero-waste lifestyle. I use a bicycle for daily commute, take my own lunch to office, always carry a metallic water bottle with me, carry my cloth bag to the grocery store.
These are the changes I started making a few months ago:
Week 1: Learned to make my own yoghurt at home (I get milk in glass bottles)
Week 2: Started composting my kitchen waste in my backyard now I have got two bins
Week 3: Stated using cloth bags for grocery (I was already using them but still I was getting some plastic bags)
Week 4: Stopped buying meat (stated having meat at restaurants once a month)
Week 5: Shited to beeswax wrap from aluminium foil. Got silicon sheet for oven cooking.
Week 6: Started refilling my shampoo and soap from a zero-waste shop (organic)
Week 7: Purchased bamboo brushes for teeth and dishes.
Week 8: Got some plants for my window (still going strong)
Week 9: Started making my bread with my roommate.
Week 10: Discovered a shoop that sells used classroom supplies.
Week 11: Decided to eat only organic chicken.
Week 11-13: Got sick, so nothing much
Week 14: Purchased clay cups, steel straws and some other Good crockery.
Week 15: Don’t know if this one counts, Replaced sugar with dates where possible. (Mostly in milkshakes and I drink a lot of them at home)
It was an exciting journey and I hope it will continue the same way. Every day I wake up, the feeling of making a difference gives me the energy to take more actions. If you are beginning to start, don’t be overwhelmed by the stuff available online, start with whatever is doable. Good luck and cheers.