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First Person: Encinitas Mom Goes Zero Waste

Michelle Andrews and her sons, Tilden, 5, and Merritt, 1, pose for a photo in their Encinitas home, April 19, 2019.
Brooke Ruth
Michelle Andrews and her sons, Tilden, 5, and Merritt, 1, pose for a photo in their Encinitas home, April 19, 2019.

In an effort to get her body as healthy as possible before starting a family, Encinitas resident Michelle Andrews said she started to pay closer attention to what was in her food, where it came from and how it was packaged.

Eventually, that expanded to reducing the overall amount of waste she was creating. She was pretty far along in her waste-reducing efforts when she learned about and embraced the zero-waste trend.

She is now a stay at home mom to 5-year-old Tilden and 1-year-old Merritt.

As part of our First Person series, Andrews shares some of what she and her family do to maintain a low-waste lifestyle.

In an effort to get her body as healthy as possible before trying to start a family, Encinitas resident Michelle Andrews began paying closer attention to what was in her food, where it came from and how it was packaged.