10 May 2021 | 9 minutes.

Moving toward a zero waste lifestyle

Reuse mayo jars, jelly jars, and others instead of sending them to landfill.

Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash


Cassandra Rosas
Content writer at Porch.com

Cassandra Rosas, Content writer at Porch.com

It can seem like not a day passes by without more bad news concerning the environment. In the face of such huge reported problems, it’s easy to feel helpless and be discouraged. But there’s an effective approach that everyone can take to reduce their impact on the planet’s resources, and it involves working toward a zero-waste lifestyle.

What is the Zero Waste Lifestyle?

Modern society can be hugely wasteful of resources, whether through uneaten food, unnecessary packaging, or excessive use of energy. Embracing a zero-waste approach means looking at every area of your daily life, and considering if there’s a way of approaching it with greater thrift. The idea is that while every step may be a small one, the combined results can be huge – and they only increase as more people become involved.

Modern society can be hugely wasteful of resources. Photo: Tom Fisk, Pexels

Essential First Steps

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