This month we’ve been looking at the zero waste movement. We’ve discussedwhy it’s time to start going zero waste andhow you can begin your zero waste journey. In this week’s blog post we’re going to be looking at some inspirational zero waste bloggers, the type of advice that they’re offering plus some products that you might be interested in. But first, here's a reminder about what zero waste is all about.
What zero waste is all about
The zero waste movement is essentially about living simply and creating less rubbish. It’s also about moving to a circular economy, that is an economy in which goods are not only reused, recycled and repurposed but also designed in a way that enables them to be used for as long as possible.
Understand that everything, to some extent, produces waste
Getting to a truly ‘zero waste’ lifestyle is a journey and on that journey, every step counts. Remember, there is a line and the journey towards zero waste involves understanding that almost everything to some degree or another produces waste.
Our inspirational zero waste bloggers
Below is just a small selection of some of our favourite zero waste bloggers out there.
Bea Johnson (Zero Waste Home)
Bea Johnson is a native of France currently living in California. She is perhaps one of the best-known of the zero waste bloggers. Her book ‘Zero Waste Home’ has been translated into 17 languages and her mantra is ‘Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot (only in that order).
Lauren Singer (Trash is for Tossers)
Lauren Singer, founder of Trash is for Tossers lives in New York and was an Environmental Studies major at college. Lauren Singer has her own definition of zero waste which is, “Zero Waste means that I do not produce any garbage. No sending anything to landfill, no throwing anything in a trash can, nothing. However, I do recycle and I do compost”.
Jessica Renz (#NOTOPLASTIC)
Representing the UK, Jessica Renz is the person behind #NoToPlastic. She posts frequently on various aspects of zero waste including several product recommendations.
Kathryn (Going Zero Waste)
Based in California, Kathryn’s journey to zero waste began for health reasons and she has never looked back. Her blog covers almost everything in terms of zero waste, including cooking, beauty, and tips on how to start your zero waste journey.
Kate Arnell (eco-boost)
This list would not be complete of course without mentioning the legendary Kate Arnell. TV presenter, personality, and London based zero waste lifestyle guru Kate Arnell startedhttp://eco-boost.co as a hub for all things that are organic, zero waste, eco and sustainable. Her blog and social media channels cover all aspects of zero waste including fashion-beauty, food and lifestyle.