HELLO!! And welcome to A Pint Sized Impact zero waste lifestyle blog. There are many places on this blog to find projects, tips, and information about products and the way in which we as a society consume. But if you are new to the zero waste lifestyle, and maybe even feeling a little intimidated, this page will hopefully help you feel more at ease in making small changes in your life aimed towards zero waste.
WHAT IS ZERO WASTE ANYWAYS?
ZERO WASTE: Zero waste is not actually “zero”, as we always leave some kind of impact, but zero waste is the act of minimizing what ends up in the landfill and making decisions that help make our impact as small as possible. The products we buy are designed not to last, having materials end up in the landfill and environment. Zero waste living is trying to change the way we view materials, products, and resources, making sure that those resources are not being over exploited and we are using them carefully. It is about how you are living, what you are buying, and how you are using what you already have. That’s it. It is how we think about those three things.
ZERO-WASTER: Someone who believes in the reasons and importance behind reducing all types of waste, showing their commitment by supporting groups and companies with Earth wise values, leading by example in lessening their overall footprint, and completing small kick-ass actions to reduce their waste generation!
WHY THE ZERO WASTE MOVEMENT IS IMPORTANT
The zero waste movement is a global initiative aiming to eliminate garbage output and address the flawed system of which we produce, consume, and dispose of our items. It is a movement that can not be done alone, requires a community of individuals and organizations bonding together, and is a journey everyone needs to embark upon before…
HOW TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH WASTE YOU GENERATE
Starting on a zero waste journey isn’t always easy and implementing zero waste habits is not something that just happens over night. Reducing waste generation on our planet requires many people making small changes a little at a time. But with all the zero waste info out there, how do you know where to start?