Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills or incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. Its not only good for ourselfs, but for the animals and the environment.
Zero Waste is a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of practical tools seeking to eliminate waste, not manage it.
Since Reinas y repollos talked about Zero waste on youtube I realized how many damaged are we doing on this planet. I realized that being vegan, is not enought.
This picture is Bea‘s family trash in 2016!!!!!! 1 year of trash in a tiny mason jar! So if Bea’s family (one of the first on the zero waste movement) can do it, we can do it!
Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments.
Our trash doesn’t disappear but only get smaller and goes directly to the oceans where many animals get entangled in it, are cut and injured, or think it is food and try to eat it. Researchers have determined that over 90% of seabirds are now found with plastic in their stomachs, and nearly 100,000 marine mammals die every year due to entanglement or strangulation in discarded fishing gear.
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
I am new to this Zero waste world but I can say that I am doing my best to reduce my trash. I live with my parents so it’s not that easy.
Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
First things we can do is take a look at your daily life. Hoy many trash am I throwing away? How many times I use plastic bags?
Use clothes bags instead of plastics ones. Go buy to a bulkstore or local market instead of your normal shop and bring your own mason jars or clothes bags, use cotton cloths instead of paper towels, glass or steel water instead of plastic bottles.
By doing these things we are already helping a lot!!
I buy a lot of things in bulk stores:
It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.