Zero Waste Resources

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A global movement that is gaining traction is the idea of reducing your personal waste and consumption to near zero, which is a near perfect way to be a Litter Hero. Here are a few Zero Waste Resources to get started!

What is Zero Waste?

Wikipedia says that Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills or incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.

The definition adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance goes a bit further and states that Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste is not easy in western societies but it is possible. Here are some great places to look for inspiration and ideas.

Zero Waste Resources

Whether you are just getting started on a zero waste lifestyle or a seasoned low or zero waster, below are some interesting links you can explore for inspiration, how to guides and more.
A site and blog by Zero Waste advocate Kathryn with many great tips and additional resources for anyone curious about embarking on a zero waste lifestyle.
Simple and easy to read blog about everyday sustainability, simple living, and zero waste. A good source for understanding the philosophy of zero waste.
An excellent source of straightforward ideas for each room of your house, to start living waste free.
An unlikely source of information on the classic 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse & Recycle, but this page contains a host of interesting and useful links to additional waste resources!

If your are looking for more zero waste resources reading, below are some suggestions from Sustainable Jungle – where you can find sustainability related ideas, tips, tricks, hacks, products, brands and stories of people & organisations doing meaningful work to future-proof our planet.

Share your Zero Waste Resources

Environmental problems can be overwhelming. It’s tough to figure out what you can do to make a difference.

There are a lot of good resources on the internet but they don’t seem to be as organized, accessible or as up-to-date as they should be. There are many people who have great knowledge on these issues but they are not being heard.

Share your Zero Waste Resources with other so they can refer to them and use them on a daily basis. The knowledge you share can lead to more environmentally responsible lives!

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