Back in 2008, Bea Johnson, a lady who was born in France but who now resides in the USA was the first one to coin the term and begin the movement of “zero waste” in the home.
Today, it’s a hugely popular concept known the whole world over and it has made Ms. Johnson a busy lady with sell-out tours, a very popular blog and related books. The concept of having zero waste in any busy home can definitely be daunting. How do we go from a habit of throwing stuff in the bin once we’ve finished with it to literally not throwing away one single thing?
While Bea Johnson’s movement and consistency is to be greatly admired, it can seem like an insurmountable task for the rest of us mere mortals.
However, the key thing with being environmentally friendly is to remember that even one small step can help us all to become more environmentally conscious overall. For example, plastic is a huge issue in landfill and in the oceans all over the globe so making this one small step ie reducing our plastic use can make a difference in the long run.
Furthermore, people are influenced by their peers so if your friends or family see you making an effort to be less wasteful, it’s likely they will change their behaviors too as it becomes the norm. Additionally, it’s likely to help to reduce your household costs if you can reduce your waste disposal.
While it won’t be simple, it is something to strive for especially in today’s world as we witness such severe climate issues impacting people’s day to day lives. Zero waste might seem insurmountable but we can all make a simple effort towards it and see where we end up!
The guys from EZ Living have put together this infographic below that outlines everything you need to know in relation to the concept of Zero Waste Homes. This infographic explains the concept of zero waste as it pertains in this particular movement; it details the hierarchy of zero waste; it highlights the 5 R’s of zero waste and it pinpoints some top tips for zero waste in your home plus lots more!
Check out the full infographic below for more!