Zero Waste is not a new movement, but it finally is gaining traction in Australia as people are becoming more aware of how they live, what they consume and the resulting impact.
The Zero Waste movement is about choosing to follow a sustainable and plastic-free lifestyle by purchasing, creating and consuming sustainable products that do not have a negative impact on the environment. It goes beyond the environmentally-responsible efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle as it starts with Refuse then moves on to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and ends with Rot.
The goal is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary and one of the primary purposes is to reduce trash sent to landfills and incinerators.
So how can you start your own Zero-Waste Journey?
- refuse the stuff you don’t need; choose stainless steel, silicone, glass and bamboo packaging/containers, only use cloth/material shopping bags; try sustainable soap options; avoid drinking from single use plastic bottles, but drink water from your own reusable water bottle.
- Reusable produce bags, beeswax wrap, takeaway tins, reusable grocery bags.
- Learn where to find things to accommodate the zero waste lifestyle, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, razors and shaving cream, soaps (hand, face and body), shampoo and conditioners, lotion, ear buds and facial rounds/cotton balls. Sometimes it’s just about opting for a product with different packaging.
If you decide to start on this journey with us, then we would like to congratulate you and welcome you into our Zero Waste Tribe. We are looking forward walking this journey with you.