You may have been seeing the zero waste movement online, not knowing what exactly it is and how to get started. In this article, let’s talk about what makes a lifestyle waste-free. We will also share some of our favourite tips on taking the first steps towards zero waste.
Living a zero waste lifestyle means, in short, producing no waste that ends up in the landfill, natural environment, the ocean, and so on. The zero waste movement goes beyond plastic-free and also eliminates other waste polluting our planet.
If you want to get started with the lifestyle, rethink what you need in your life – what is essential and what is unnecessary? Often, these unnecessary items will inevitably become waste, so rethink whether they should be in your home. Next, substitute what you do need in your life with eco-friendly and reusable alternatives, such as reusable shopping bags or sustainable gift wraps. Lastly, avoid items with disposable packaging – you can even do this while shopping at a supermarket, but your best bet is finding your local package-free stores or farmers markets. These three quick tips are going to help you eliminate most of the waste in your household.
While zero waste is by far not the only aspect of environmentalism that can make the world a greener place (with many others such as the fight against climate change or reforestation also being crucial), it is one where you can start on a daily basis with small changes that have a big impact.
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