How to Live Zero or Low Waste
In the present climate, it is a wonderful privilege to know how small changes and better lifestyle choices can improve life on earth for all its inhabitants. Zero waste living is not a passing trend on the Twitter feeds of the rich and famous, but an essential shift in perspective for everyone trying to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s an exciting time in the history of the world, where technological discoveries and daily advancements have the potential make life better, for right now and for the sake of our progeny.
Global citizens are faced with a significant increase in global waste levels, too, and there is a call to action for every business and every individual to reduce and reuse wherever possible. How fantastic it is to think that your individual contribution can change the world! The first step is to consider how to live zero to low waste.
Waste in the World
Global waste comes in different shapes and forms, with pollution through greenhouse gases or toxic waste being pumped into bodies of water. While most of this is industrially-driven waste, there is one type of waste that every single one of us produces—household waste, commonly known as trash.
The scale of global waste is unfathomable with the world producing approximately 2 billion tonnes of waste each year. While efforts to recycle, upcycle, and reuse are becoming paramount for developed countries, most of our waste still ends up where it shouldn't be. An example is the large garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean. It is big enough to cover multiple countries. Plastic waste does not go away, in fact, it stays almost forever. This is why at Nezza Naturals we are reducing the impact of packaging on the environment by offering refills, packing in biodegradable bags, and switching to glass and even cardboard options as needed.