What is "Zero Waste"?

Zero Waste living is all about reducing the amount of trash we personally produce. Why bother? Here are some reasons that you may be familiar with:

  • Scientists predict that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight by 2050

  • Only 9% of plastic ever produced has been recycled

  • Food waste in landfills creates methane, a greenhouse gas contributing to climate change

  • North Americans send over 10 million tonnes of clothing to landfill every year

  • More than 1 million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute

"Zero Waste living isn't about keeping up with the sustainable Joneses. It's about reducing your waste in the context of your lifestyle preferences, circumstances, and budget."
- Tara McKenna, Founder

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Zero Waste in the Kitchen

The kitchen can be a trashy place! From food waste to single-use plastic baggies and cutlery, not to mention paper towel, there are lots of ways to reduce waste in the kitchen:

Zero Waste in the Bathroom

Zero Waste Cleaning

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