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10 Ways to Adopt a Zero Waste Lifestyle


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, waste, protection, eco-friendly )

Cher
- 314 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Okay, it's time to talk. We have a serious problem, a problem with waste



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Freya H. (313)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 7:32 am
Hear hear! Let's all live this way! We need a drastic change in our thinking. We need to bring an end to consumerism and keeping up with the Joneses, and be a lot happier with a lot less stuff. We need to share more so that we don't have to buy or keep as much.

One way to get rid of extra stuff is Freecycle. It's a great way to help what you don't need find a good home. One person's junk is another person's treasure.
 

Dave C. (227)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:11 am
I think the quote of a million pounds per person per year is a little exaggerated....I have seen 500 pounds per week quoted in several reliable sites and that is well below a million pounds.....also a lot of that million pounds per person is due to the excessive waste of big businesses......

having said that I totally agree with the article and Freya about a drastic change in thinking.......we compost, recycle, reuse, reduce, and try all these things as much as possible.....with new curbside composting I have gotten our waste down to maybe 25 pounds per week for all 4 of us.....and buy "trash digging" at work I can recycle and compost others waste, too.......

now our GHG waste is not measured in that figure, but except for vacations we don't drive much and when we do its with fuel efficient vehicles....fly 1 time per year, maybe two, from MN to relatives on the coasts......we do pay for carbon offsets and of course I do care2 everyday to help out.....


but it is hard even getting my own family and certainly our extended family to do the same.....
 

Howard Crosse (17)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:31 am
I thought that it was shocking to read that the American population only represents five percent of the world’s population, yet as a nation we generate about 30 percent of the world’s garbage. Wow something has to change pretty fast.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 9:03 am
If only we'd all join together to actually LIVE this way! We COULD, you know...we really could.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 10:50 am
gdyby każdy z nas choć trochę mniej śmiecił....
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:05 pm
Thank you.
 

Anne F. (17)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:08 pm
avoid buying plastic stuff and things packaged in plastic - the production causes pollution and then we still get stuck with disposing of it
 

Julie Botsch (12)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:12 pm
Thank You. Signed and Noted.
 

Julie Botsch (12)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:13 pm
Thank You. Noted and Appreciated.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:27 pm
Great tips.
P.S. What is the issue with range free eggs? They are in a trifold plastic container.
 

Evanola Davis (83)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:51 pm
Good article....
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 2:02 pm
Thanks.
 

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 2:44 pm
Lets get the big companies to stop wrapping it all in plastic then we wouldnt have to be burdened with getting rid of their waste............
 

S J. (118)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:18 pm
thanks for sharing
 

. (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:24 pm
Very informative. Thanks for sharing, Cher.
 

. (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:32 pm
ty
 

paula eaton (30)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:00 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:07 pm
Very informative. Thanks Cher
 

Franck R. (54)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 10:23 pm
Noted, Thank you
 

Sherri G. (117)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 1:40 am
Good Information. But it takes an enormous amount to save the 1 Million gallons of water each "fracking" well uses. Fracking must stop world wide. TY Cher Noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 6:00 am
Simple if one isn't selfish
 

Kamia T. (82)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 10:59 am
Noted. Sadly, the need to eliminate plastics has now become even more important, because Plastics 3 through 7 are no longer being recycled by almost anyone. China used to take all of them, but is refusing to do so. We need to move back to glass packaging. Also, even if you live in a more urban environment, were you aware that you can compost all non-glossy paper, and it will become excellent compost for your yard? We only toss out a single garbage bag of trash a month now. Our goal it to get to no trash, but not yet there.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 10:59 am
we have to be the change... yes. if we like it or not.
 

Sara P. (60)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:11 am
The truth is that is not that simple to do all that things every single day, this is the reality!
 
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