I am delighted to welcome you to explore living with less waste! But shh… here is a little secret... you will learn so much more along the way. Ultimately, zero waste is a facet of modern mindful living that teaches us about our habits, and methods to live a more mindful and less wasteful life. Let's take a closer look:
The zero waste mindset:
1. What is it all about?: The idea of zero waste is to redefine the system, and move to a circular economy to write waste out of existence. As in nature, the idea of circular economy is to transform "waste" infinitely into a useful resource, so there is no rubbish left lying around. Rubbish is a design flaw that needs to be eliminated.
2. Individual action is important.: By changing our habits to serve us and the environment we live in better, together we can create a positive impact for the quality of human life now and in the future.
3. It is not about being perfect: It is about being honest with yourself, mindful and adapting your lifestyle accordingly to meet your ethos, one step at a time. It is a continuous process not a destination and every day you have the decision to positively impact the environment we live in.
1. Follow these principles: Refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle, rot.
a. Refuse any unnecessary items: i.e. leaflets, paper mail, receipts, unnecessary or difficult to recycle packaging, clutter.
b. Reduce impulse purchases: Chances are that whatever you think you need you already have at home, or with a bit of creativity can reuse, repurpose or repair, share, exchange via swap events, buy second hand.
c. Rot green waste if you have compost: Both garden and flat options are available.
d. Recycle as a last resort: Check your local waste management recycling rules and make sure you recycle properly. I have three bins: green waste, recyclables and non-recyclable waste. My experience tells me that many people do not actually know how to recycle properly so, please do a bit of research to make sure you do!
"Can you help me find out more about mindful living?"
Absolutely! G.0 is a modern mindful living platform dedicated to bringing you tried and tested ideas with simple step by step instructions to lead a more mindful and balanced lifestyle that is better for you and environment you live in.
Join G.0 to connect with like-minded individuals who will support you on your journey to a more mindful lifestyle, with less waste and more habits that will serve you and the environment we live in!
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
- Jane Goodall