by Kerry Greener
To show you how to live waste free in your everyday life, I have put together four top tips and some additional ideas to make living your green life a little easier.
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is relatively easy when you put your mind to it but living without making any waste at all can be a little unachievable. Just know that whatever effort you do make is a step in the right direction.
Knowing how to live waste free means to understand that this is a life where everyone works towards protecting and conserving nature and polluting less, while reducing your carbon footprint.
Global buying statistics show that homeowners are increasingly concerned about living a greener, more sustainable life than ever before. The green revolution began over a decade ago, and now it's gone mainstream.
However, knowing how to live waste free and following a green lifestyle requires a sense of understanding about what makes an eco-friendly, sustainable product. Being a well-informed consumer is the key to getting the ethical concept of living greener and 'feeling' morally ethical from the inside-out.
Do your homework. Many materials used in large-scale manufacturing leave a large carbon footprint and may cause long-term environmental damage. Usually, the rule is that the cheaper the product, the higher the carbon footprint and the less ethical or sustainable the item is.
Discovering how to live waste free is a step in the right direction for the whole planet. Be prepared to reuse, conserve water and fuel and minimise and recycle all waste materials in your everyday life.
Whatever product you have on your shopping list, whether it be a large purchase or a daily item, try to find a greener alternative.
Consumer purchase choices have never been more accessible with more and more brands making themselves available in online stores. (Like this one!) With every purchase, you are making a vote. Vote to go greener.
Knowing how to live waste free is not set in stone. Hence I'm only giving guidelines for best practise on this page. Zero waste is not an exact science. The main message is just always to be thinking about the many opportunities available to swap, change, or recycle wherever possible.
The beautiful thing is that every single person can play a role in living waste-free and making our planet a wonderful place to live, not only now, but for our children in the future.
Across the planet, sustainability issues are on the rise. A fast-expanding and resource-hungry human population burns fossil-fuel at an ever-increasing rate. All unconscious actions we take now are adding to an acceleration of catastrophic global warming.
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