What is Zero Waste?
The term "Zero waste" refers to the goal of generating zero or no waste at home that goes to the landfill. The zero waste movement has slowly gained grounds across the globe as people become more conscious of the wrong that has been done to the planet. Going zero waste is a long exhaustive journey, and is a lot influenced by the availability of products around you. However, the persistance of the flag bearers and some emerging brands with ecological perspective have made it easier to sail through. Planetous has tried to simplify this journey through this planned guide by organizing zero waste practices on the basis of ease to keep you motivated to achieve the goal.
Rethink before buying: Is it really necessary to buy this thing or is it just a temptation that will go away? Of course! asking yourself this small question definitely doesn’t mean you can’t have your favorite chocolate because it comes in plastic packaging. Instead it means that each time you try not to have it, you do a bit to the planet . And this rethinking will, one day, definitely bring you acrooss a package free alternative to your favourite snack.
Every purchase counts: When you buy a product you motivate the company to make produce it more. So, when you prefer not to buy, the demand of such products decrease.So the plastic wrapped chocholate you just started eating less is being produced less because of less demand. Market forces, are the most important factor that can reduce plastic waste, something that even world's governments cannot control. We are very few people on the planet who care to think about this. The more people like us, lesser will be wasteful packaging.
Spread the word: I came across an article few years ago, that made me think about the impact my lifestyle was leaving on the planet and today you are here going through this page.This is a contagious chain that travels a long way. Each time I make a zero waste choice, there is one thing less that poisons the lives of our generations to come.
Reduce consumption: Kiya uses bar soap that comes in minimal packaging but she is least concerned about storing it in a wet dish that makes it dissolve in a week. However Ken uses a plastic bulk jar of liquid soap that lasts a year. Who is more wasteful? Using only what we need is the key to reducing waste. Making the right choice with wise consumption is the need of the hour for our planet