Want to Go Zero Waste?



Want to Go Zero Waste? 

Here's How to Start

In the twenty-first century, there is a growing need for people to reduce the amount of waste that they produce on both daily and yearly basis. There are many government initiatives in some countries that are encouraging the practice of reducing waste by taking green initiatives. Although everybody knows that most waste produced in the world comes from large corporations and not individuals, there are still some steps that you should take to reduce your individual carbon footprint. This article will seek to outline the different ways that you can reshape the way you live in order to reduce the total amount of waste that you produce as an individual. The time has come to change the way we all live and to create a better world for everyone. 

Get an electric vehicle


An excellent way to eliminate the amount of waste that you produce is by getting an electric vehicle that will allow you to drive around without relying on gasoline or diesel to power the vehicle. This can drastically reduce the amount of waste your carbon footprint contains per year if you are someone who drives to work every day, or travels in their vehicle frequently. There are many popular and effective electric vehicles on the market right now, with the most famous being Tesla motors, which is run by Elon Musk. There are also other options that can allow you to drive less if you cannot afford a Tesla, such as taking public transit, or biking. Many people in large cities also frequently use electric bikes or scooters to quickly get around the city without relying on a gas-burning vehicle. In the coming years, you can expect to see a rise in the amount of affordable electric vehicles available to the public, and consequently an increase in use. 

Rethink your products

If you are anything like the average person, then there is a very good chance that there are lots of products that you use everyday that make a large amount of waste without even realizing it. By consciously examining the products we consume, then we can actively make better decisions in terms of the amount of waste we produce. By making swaps with different products then you will be able to reduce your waste footprint until it is close to zero. Using online resources to look for new products that can help you reduce your waste is a smart decision and can help save you money in some cases as well. This will allow you to help the environment while also bettering yourself. 

Compost


Throwing out food waste can lead to a large amount of waste produced if you are mixing it in with the rest of your garbage. By using compost or a green bin, then you will be able to rest easy knowing that your food scraps will not be going to the dump. Composting can even be as easy as having a section of your garden that you throw your discarded food items into. 

Buy local

Sometimes people are not aware of the increase in their carbon footprint by buying food that comes from across the globe and has to be shipped or flown in by plane. One example could be buying apples from Chile when you live in Canada and it is apple season. By buying locally sourced foods, then you will be able to know for sure that there were not thousands of kilometers worth of fuel burned to get you your dinner.

Avoid flying

Many people do not realize that flying can increase your carbon footprint by a substantial amount, especially if you do it regularly. Many activists such as Greta Thunberg have been shedding light on how people in developed countries have a much higher carbon footprint than people in undeveloped countries due to their lifestyle. This is why it is important for people who live in developed countries to take a second look at how they live and see if there is anything they can change to improve the situation. 


Hopefully, this article has been helpful and informative regarding the different ways in which you can make adjustments in your own life in order to reduce the total amount of waste you make to a net-zero. Although this may be very hard to do initially, it is all about being conscious of the decisions you make and trying to ultimately make the choice that will result in you producing less waste. By taking small steps gradually over time, then you will be able to look back and reflect on how far you have come in regards to the amount of waste you produce.




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