What is Zero Waste?
Zero waste is a movement as well as an attempt to help the Earth by reducing or even crossing out the amount of trash using 5R: Refuse, Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Rot.
Why is Zero Waste important?
Reason #1: It protects resources and reduces pollution
Did you know that almost every single production in this world inquires extracting raw materials from the natural spaces that will create pollution?
Other than that, the waste from plastic and any other products also damage the ecosystem or even kill the animals.
Reason #2: Minimizes the climate impact
Zero Waste will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions since it is known that 42% of all greenhouse gas emissions are triggered by the use and production of goods.
Reason#3: Saves you more money
Reusable items will save you money in the long run because you won't be replacing them after every use!
Is it really important to go “zero”?
Our Earth currently needs help and no one else can help the Earth other than us! Although being “zero” is not entirely possible right now, but you can lower or lessen your waste and reduce carbon footprint.
Changes that you could do:
1. Do not use plastic bag for your grocery. Instead use:
Mesh Drawstring Bag
2. Shift to Eco-friendly toiletries:
Bamboo Toothbrush (Plastic toothbrushes end up sitting in landfills, but bamboo is biodegradable)
Menstrual cups (It might take a little getting used to at first, but they will save you money and help you reduce plastic waste)
Natural soap bar
3. and of course ... Use Metal Straws!
Let’s do the Zero Waste movement because our Earth is our Home.
Written by: Clarissa Devina