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 ways to reduce waste. Let's take a closer look:
1. Whats is it all about?: The idea of zero waste is to completely redefine the system, to move to a circular economy and write waste out of existence. As in nature, the idea of the 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 better, together we can create a bigger change.
3. It is not about being perfect, it is about being honest, mindful and adapting your lifestyle accordingly. One step at a time. It is a continuous process, not a destination and every day you have the decision to positively impact the planet.
1. Follow these principles: Refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle, rot.
a. Refuse any unnecessary things i.e. leaflets, paper mail, receipts, extra packaging.
b. Reduce impulse purchases. Chances are that whatever you need you already have at home, or with a bit of creativity can reuse, repurpose or repair.
c. Rot green waste if you have compost. Both garden and flat options are available.
d. Recycle as a last result. 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!
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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 for the planet.
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 planet better!
“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
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