HAPPY TUESDAY, Y’ALL! I’m gonna write a quick post just to share my joy about this morning. We finally received our compost bins and we’re so excited to move forward with the #zerowaste movement at home 🙂
So what is “zero waste“? Zero waste is a lifestyle where you will produce little to no waste, so none of your trash ends up in landfills or incinerators. People who embrace the zero waste lifestyle usually commit to a plastic-free life, since most plastics never just disappear from earth; they only break down into tiny little microparticles that can be ingested by our sea animals and pollute our lands.
Here are some of my favorite zero waste blogs:
There are some companies that have embraced recycling and repurposing plastic items into other items, such as:
- Rothy’s: recycling plastic to create durable, stylish, and most importantly sustainable flats. I once saw them in person on a woman at a food fair in Brooklyn, and it looked stunning in person, as well! (Hey Rothy’s, I’d love to test your shoes out and write a review on my blog ^_^)
- Playback Clothing: uses plastic waste with clothing scraps to make sustainable clothing items
- Preserve: collects recycled goods and makes toothbrushes and kitchenware
And what about “composting”? Composting is “nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost”.
- the average American produces approximately 4.5 pounds of trash PER DAY. I did the math: that’s 1,642.5 pounds PER YEAR! (Source: EPA)
- Americans only recycle about 34% of their waste (source: Planet Aid)
- More fun, but alarming trash facts can be found here!
I would love to hear about your zero waste lifestyles wherever you are in the world 🙂
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