“To me zero waste means living a life where you contribute as little as possible, hopefully nothing at all, to the current waste problem the planet is facing. This means recycling, composting, avoiding plastic packaging or just avoiding altogether products that are not reusable, buying second-hand goods as much as possible and being a more responsible consumer.” - @road2zerowaste 🌍
Melanie Ross’ tips to going Zero Waste! 🗑💡
1. Stop using plastic bags 🛍 Get yourself a few reusable bags and keep them in different places so you always have one handy. I keep one in my handbag and one in my car.
2. Say no to straws, either buy a reusable straw or just don’t use them at all 🥤 If you think about it, a straw is actually completely unnecessary, just drink straight from the cup or bottle. There are lots of other items that we can apply this same thinking to, just think twice before you say yes to something, do you really NEED it?
3. Compost! Compost! Compost! 🌾Food waste that ends up in land fills produces a large amount of methane, which is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2
4. Be a more conscious consumer 💰 Think about the effect of what you’re buying will have on the planet, whether you really need to buy it, how much you are buying, how long the item will last. Buy your food in bulk, there are lots of places you can go where you take your own container and just fill it up. Buy used and second-hand goods as much as possible, someone else’s trash is someone’s treasure.
5. Make it yourself! 🥣 Make your own cleaning products, beauty products, toiletries. If you can’t or you don’t have the time, then buy from a company that promotes zero waste and plastic-free packaging. It’s also just way more fun to make it yourself
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