Tara McKenna Founder of The Zero Waste C

Created by Tara McKenna, The Zero Waste Collective is an online blog and community that inspires people worldwide to live more sustainably with less waste and more joy!

Find practical content on the blog and social media (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest) to help you make informed decisions to reduce your waste, improve your life, and have a positive impact on people and the planet. Check out the shop and the book!

On The Zero Waste Collective you'll find:

  • Information and Inspiration on low waste & sustainable living

  • Tips on minimalism and how to live with and consume less

  • Sustainable brands & products

  • Eco-friendly campaigns

Want to connect? Email Tara at info@thezerowastecollective.com

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About The Zero Waste Collective

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Meet Tara McKenna


Hi there, and welcome! I'm Tara, founder of The Zero Waste Collective and author of Don't Be Trashy: A Practical Guide to Living with Less Waste and More Joy. Based in Canada, I have created this community as a hub for the zero waste lifestyle movement.

I started my low waste journey early in 2017 and have shared my experiences on Instagram @mindfully.tara. I've always been environmentally conscious, but travelling has been the biggest eye-opener to our global trash problem.


From snorkelling with trash in Bali, Indonesia, to picking up litter on trails in Southern Ontario, Canada, it has become obvious to me that waste is a worldwide issue.

The solution as I see it? Reduce our waste and be mindful and ethical consumers with a progress over perfection mindset. Together, we can make a difference, one piece of trash at a time. Our world depends on it!

New to zero waste? Start with Zero Waste 101!

Speaking & Media

Speaking events (keynote and panel discussions): McCain, Loop, Green Living Show, Industrious, Guelph Zero Waste Festival, Youth Environmental Network of York Region, Canadian Public Accountability Board, and more!

Featured in: Globe and Mail, USA TODAY, Mind Body Green, CBC News (live, on air TV interview with Michael Serapio), Guelph Mercury Tribune (Top 20 Under 40), BaYou With Love, Home in Canada, FLARE, Dote Magazine, thredUP, The Papaya Podcast, This Family Tree Podcast, Innovating Canada, and more!

Hire Tara for speaking events or contact Tara for media interviews.

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