I have some thoughts that will make their way into a different post dedicated to the subject of the definition of zero waste, but I think it’s important to share with those who may not be familiar with the lifestyle that the words “zero waste” (or on social media #zerowaste) have come to represent a shorthand for all kinds of people and families trying to:
- Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot (compost)
- Reduce trash/garbage/waste
- Live plastic free
- Live with less plastic
- Move towards the goal of “zero” waste
- Live eco-friendly without disposable, single-use items
- Limit their production of garbage or trash
- Limit anything disposable (including items that can be recycled)
Simply put: Zero-waste living means aiming to reduce landfill-bound trash to the bare minimum.
Here are a few videos I’ve found on “going zero waste” – great if you’d like a bit of an overview on what zero waste looks like in the real world.