Be a part of the solution, not a part of the pollution
Before we dive into a better understanding of zero waste, we need to understand that - NO ONE IS PERFECT - and this no-waste revolution is about appreciation for things we own and cherish.
“we need to recognize that every breath or air we take and every mouthful of food we take comes from the natural world and if we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves.” - Sir David Attenborough
4 Active Steps To Get Started With A Zero Waste Lifestyle
Less Is More
Before buying anything make sure you really need it, ask yourself - “Do I really need it?” “Is it really necessary?” “Can I live without it?”
We are currently living in a world where we consume more than than what the planet can produce. For more information, check out Earth Overshoot Day
“things” don’t define who we are. Want to be rebellious? Be happy with what you already own.
“If it can’t be reduce, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.” - Pete Seeger
There are still some purchases we need to make, so really think about the life cycle of the product. Think about where it came from and where it may go after you finish using it.
Ask yourself - “Can I find it second hand?” “Can I find it locally?” “Where does this go after I’m done using it?”
We live in a world where things are being “thrown away” - we don’t live in a perfect world. If you can make one change today that’s a step in the right direction and do the best you possibly can.