What is zero waste lifestyle? Zero waste lifestyle is a movement to reduce the careless consumption and throwing away of items. It is the most sustainable form of living. The process is often misinterpreted to be tedious and not easily accessible, however its actually very easy to shift towards a zero waste living.
Here are few easy ways you can contribute to the environment:
Avoid Fast Fashion
Stop indulging in the latest trends/fashion as this results into tons of wastage which lands up in landfills. Fast fashion results into careless demand of products and unnecessary expenditure.
Substitute to reusable products
One of the simplest ways to contribute and make a difference is by ditching one-time use of plastic and switching to reusable and eco-friendly products. Plastic is one of the main components of global warming and can take upto 450-500 years to decompose thus having irreversible and long-lasting effects on the environment. Switch to stainless steel bottle, cotton bags, reusable straws by eradicating plastic.
Carpool/ Use public transport
Try to walk short distances and carpool whenever necessary. Usage of public transport will also help reducing the unnecessary usage of petrol and air pollution.
Environment activists have substituted many artificial products to natural, healthy products. You can make your own natural soap, lotion, toothbrush/comb from bamboo, lip balm, face mask, deodorant etc. This will reduce the careless wastage and show you the importance of nature.
These few baby steps can help you shift towards a zero waste living. We should all try to cut down on the consumption of non-renewable sources of energy. Things gone may never come back if we keep exploiting Earth’s resources to fulfil our selfish demands. Let’s take a small step in this direction now for a bigger change in the future.