The core objective of a zero waste lifestyle is following a modern principle of minimising waste, costs and the impact on our environment by reusing and resourcing all of our products. This means = nothing to landfill = happier planet.
Sending our waste goods that we can’t recycle nor ship to another country is causing irreparable damage to our environment. We currently have around 500 landfill sites in the UK and we’re tipping in plastics, sanataries, rubble, textiles and most of all, tonnes and tonnes of waste food.
About 25% of our waste goes to landfill in the UK and two thirds of our waste abroad (1) to countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan (2). Why? Because the UK just doesn’t have the means to recycle it at home.
What can we do to help?
There are many simple lifestyle changes you can make that contribute to the zero waste movement, such as saying no to single use plastics. Sometimes we find ourselves forgetting simple changes just because we don’t feel educated enough on the benefits. There are so many key influencers in the market now who can guide you in the right direction. Take author and activist Kathryn Kellog (3), who gives her readers easy tips and tricks for how to achieve a completely sustainable and zero waste lifestyle.
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