What is zero-waste?
The term zero-waste seems a bit impossible - and quite literally it is! At the end of the day, each one of us leaves a footprint. Waste is everywhere - and it’s not purely the stuff that ends up in our rubbish bin. It’s in our consumer-driven lifestyle, in how we buy more than we need and take more than the earth can provide. The more we waste, the more we pollute the earth and deplete its natural resources.
Zero-waste is best described as a journey - where we adapt our lifestyle and practices to become more sustainable and less wasteful. A practical guide in reducing waste is Bea Johnson’s 5 R’s:
Refuse what you do not need
Reduce what you do need
Reuse by using reusables
Recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce or reuse
Rot (compost) the rest
Literally every small change can help in reducing waste - and it is a simple and satisfying experience.