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 101
New to Zero Waste? Here are some great beginner blog posts to start making low-waste lifestyle changes:
Minimalism pairs well with low waste living because the less we consume, the less we waste! Here's some inspiration for living with less:
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
Making zero waste swaps like the ones in your bathroom can save a lot of money and waste in the long run. Here are some posts to get you making low waste changes:
Zero Waste Cleaning
Overwhelmed by all the cleaning solutions available? Simplify your cleaning routine, reduce waste and detoxify your options with these simple low waste cleaning posts:
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