Well, the debate is with my neighbor... and we both know we are really not debating this issue. It's more like complaining and lamenting. Everyday she points out a couple reasons why a zero waste home is not possible. Everyday I try to explain that the real triumph of a zero waste mindset is not achieving that ultimate goal; but all the changes we make with that goal in mind.
The funny thing is, I started making these changes years ago and pulled her along, but she's doing a better job at it than I am! I'm still struggling with buying in bulk and taking my own reusable containers. She's the one who brings her egg cartons back to the farmer's market! She's the one who started composting!
Anyway, back to the debate. It's easy to find all the reasons why a zero waste home is impossible. It's not a debate. We all agree this is the one planet we got.