Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Zero Waste Living

I am so excited to start on this journey. I recently watched a Ted Talk (this one right here) that opened my eyes when it comes to trash. Lauren Singer spoke about how her three years worth of garbage fit into one mason jar. Like what? I couldn't even wrap my head around this idea. But as I looked further and researched more and more on the topic I was hooked. I am ready and excited to start changing things in my life to become more conscious about how much garbage I produce. I made a short video sharing my excitement. 

Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. I first documented everything that I used on a daily bases and then tried to make a list of all of the disposable items that I was using and seeing what reusable items I could replace them with. I will be documenting the steps that I take to make myself a little bit more environmentally friendly. I by no means think that I will be zero waste from one day to another or even ever reach Lauren Singer's status of having my trash fit into a mason jar, but I will try my best. 


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