The whole zero waste movement is a relatively new phenomenon but it’s one that is greatly welcomed. As citizens of our planet, it is fundamental that we understand that our behaviours every single day can have repercussions for the environment. If we take control and even try to amend our ways one step at a time eg ditch the disposable coffee cups, it can make a difference especially for the future and for our kids.
The guys in EZ Living Interiors have put together this infographic below outlining everything you need to know about Zero Waste Homes and how to achieve same. It also outlines the reasons why someone should strive for a zero waste home; it explains the hierarchy of a zero waste home; it details the 5 R’s of zero waste and it also focuses on 5 actionable ways to reduce waste. Check out the full infographic below.
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No matter how substantial the swap, each change you make to reduce single-use plastic can have a positive impact on the environment.
*Remember always to use up what you already have at home, don’t run buying something you don’t really need. Part of the zero-waste movement is to avoid consumerism, not to support it 😉
Read on to learn how to start your journey to a zero-waste home!
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Plastic pollution poses a threat to human health and harms and kills marine life. Scientists estimate that if we don’t change our ways, the ocean will have more plastic by weight than fish by 2050.
The primary direct threats that single-use plastic poses to marine life are entanglement and ingestion. Many marine animals accidentally mistake plastic for food and choke or get sick by ingesting it. These interactions with plastic are often fatal. Additionally, plastic pollution damages and alters habitats, and can have substantial negative impacts on local economies. More than 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources and businesses and governments spend billions on cleaning up litter. Fortunately, plastic pollution is already widely accepted as an urgent problem that we need to and can address. Avoiding the use of single-use disposable plastic items like bags, straws, and bottles is one tangible way for individuals and communities to help. Together we can solve this problem and create a more sustainable society.
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Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. no trash is sent to landfills and incinerators.
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Many believe that going green and saving money are two activities that don’t go hand in hand. There is a common misconception that eco-friendly products and lifestyle swaps are inherently more expensive, but that is far from the case. There are countless ways in which we can participate in a more environmentally sound life, while saving money along the way. Credit.com created this thorough guide that outlines simple life swaps that not only save the planet, but save our wallets too. From shopping to pet care to home maintenance, consult the below visual to see how you can save money each year while going green.
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