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Why Zero Waste?
By refusing to throw things away you change your entire outlook on resources—trust us, it works!
New Stuff and the
When we throw something away the waste we see is just a small piece of the puzzle. The real problem is that for each pound of waste we create 7 pounds are created upstream of us. That’s because each new thing requires all kinds of extraction, shipping, refining, and packaging before it even lands in the store.
The Real Cost of Our
We’ve made more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the preceding century. And this exponential rise in production places an incredibly heavy burden on the people and animals that have to live near or among the things we throw away. Couple that with the fact that 90% of a product’s environmental impact happens before it even gets to us and we start to understand the true scale of the problem we’re facing.
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Your Guide to Composting According to the EPA, about 30% of our waste is compostable, and food scraps that live in a landfill instead of being composted end up emitting methane—a greenhouse gas that is about 30x more powerful than C02. But when you compost you...
This post is a living document please suggest things in the comments, think of this as our community's best advise, so far... Here goes! First of all our motivation for going zero waste is to stop our personal contribution to the production of unnecessary stuff (and...
44 percent of junk mail goes to the landfill unopened. Junk mail was the bane of my zero waste journey for a long time. No matter how many times I opted to go "paperless" it just kept coming! And if you're living zero waste and choose to count recycling as waste (like...