Zero Waste sounds hard at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Last year, we introduced you to five sustainable creators that can help you develop a more eco-friendly lifestyle for yourself. In this blog post, we want to take it a step further and recommend some blogs that can help you start your very own Zero Waste journey.
"We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly."
- Anne-Marie Bonneau
The Zero Waste Movement is an ever-growing community of inspiring individuals who aspire to make the world a better place by sharing their own ideas and tips. Even if you’re a little unsure about going zero waste, these bloggers can help you take the first steps and inspire you to create your own journey. And the thing about journeys is: they are challenging and imperfect but most importantly, they are very rewarding.
1. Trash is for Tossers
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Trash is for Tossers was founded by Lauren Singer in 2014 and offers resources that can help you reduce waste in your own life. When Lauren started her own Zero Waste journey in 2012, she went viral for fitting her year’s worth of waste into a 16oz mason jar. Today, she is dedicated to sharing her best tips and tricks on waste reduction in everyday life — “simple, cost effective, and fun”.
Do you want helpful tips on zero waste food, lifestyle, beauty, or simply fun DIYs? Lauren has got it all covered. She also launched Package Free in 2017, a store that sells sustainable swaps all kinds of creative vendors. If you’re looking for sustainable swaps or simply ideas, you should definitely check it out.
2. Going Zero Waste
”I started my blog goingzerowaste.com because I wanted people to know they could save money, be healthier, AND be more eco-friendly. It seemed like a no-brainer and I wanted to help people make this transition easy and fun,” Kathryn writes. On her blog, you can find tips on all different areas of life such as self-care, food, fashion and beauty. If you’re just getting started, you should also check out her section on Zero Waste for Beginners. What are you waiting for?
"It's not about perfection, it's about making better choices."
- Kathryn Kellogg
3. Eco Warrior Princess
Eco Warrior Princess combines the knowledge of many contributors and shares them with the blog’s many readers. If you’re looking for tips on how to make your own life more sustainable, you should not miss out on Eco Warrior Princess. Furthermore, the blog also goes into further depth on more complex, important issues such as Activism Burnout, Mental Health, and the Gender Pay Gap — to name only a few.
5. Wasteland Rebel
If you’re looking for sustainable beauty, self-care, household and food tips (to only name a few of the topics covered on Wasteland Rebel), Shia Su has got you covered.
“I’m a big believer in baby steps. Small, tiny, tortoise baby steps to be exact. So if you ever feel overwhelmed: Breathe, have a cup of tea, go for a walk, read a book, and circle back to this later. It’s still gonna be here, no need to feel bad about it.” - Shia Su