To run of the mill folks like us, a zero-waste lifestyle sounds like something taken out of a goop blog post; basically, just another way to make us feel guilty about our modern day life. But what if we told you, you can actually have your cake and eat it?
Environmental Studies major Lauren Singer wants to inspire you to live a greener, more cost-effective, life. And to Singer, a zero-waste lifestyle is not as demanding as it may seem, and can actually be quite fun.
Her zero-waste journey is documented in her online blog, Trash is for Tossers. For Singer, zero waste means not producing any garbage whatsoever. “No sending anything to landfill, no throwing anything in a trash can, nothing. However, I do recycle and I do compost,” she explains.
It all started in 2012, when she noticed her classmate would bring his lunch in a single-use plastic bag, a disposable water bottle, and a plastic takeout container. “I would sit there and think: we are supposed to be the future of this planet and here we are with our trash, messing it up,” writes Singer.
So, would you consider adopting the lifestyle?